This week in Jakarta: Evictions and predictions
Digital Asia links: Indian cyber security, Cambodia's Facebook battle, espionage in Japan and more
Economic crisis in China? We're not there yet
Syrian refugees and the Gulf states' lack of charity
Will the RAAF be assisting the Syrian Army?
Papua New Guinea: Keep calm and muddle through?
Australia–Papua New Guinea relations: Could do better
The TPP is still alive and Australia will likely sign
Malaysia braces for huge anti-government rallies
The Syrian conflict is a civil war, and R2P won't help
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
Observations on the defence debate
Time is ripe for cyber security rethink
Tuesday linkage: Holden, China's cities, copyright, Asian Century and more
21 August 2012 2:17PM
Asia's emerging economies are among the most exposed to
financial risks from natural disasters
, says a new study. (Thanks Malcolm.)
China's cities may be unlivable
, but some people are getting around the crush (if not the smog) by
building their McMansions on top of a shopping mall
The Australia-US FTA does nothing to
help Holden sell utes in the US
Joseph Stiglitz says
new discoveries in Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique don't necessarily mean Africa will succumb to the natural resources curse. (Thanks Steve.)
: Australia's education system 'has created Australians so ill-informed many who visit Bali don't realise they are in Indonesia.'
Related: former Lowy Institute Executive Director Allan Gyngell is helping Ken Henry's Asian Century White Paper team to
whittle down their 500-page draft
Stephen Grenville is right to raise concerns about
the encroachment of US copyright standards on Australia and the region
. But more fundamentally, the whole philosophy of seeing ideas as property is suspect (h/t
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