Four ways to look at Jokowi's new Cabinet
Chinese aid in Fiji coming under new pressures
Weekend catch-up: Whitlam, a new President in Indonesia, intelligence review, China in Afghanistan and more
Whitlam's visionary leadership on Indonesia
Whitlam's Indonesia leadership was far from 'visionary'
Whitlam on the world stage: Courage, vision and wit
How the Soviets planned to go to war with America's navy
Malaysia’s ISIS problem
Australia can only influence the AIIB if it joins
Misinterpreting China's nuclear posture
Should the US retrench from South Korea? Yes
China: Economic war and the humbling of multinationals
Quarter of a million people displaced in Myanmar's humanitarian crisis
Indonesia: Dispelling the ghosts of '98
Iraq: ISIS's error, Maliki's mismanagement, Obama's opportunity
China: Climate wrecker or climate leader?
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
UN in South Sudan: The ghosts of Rwanda and Srebrenica
Just how expensive is renewable energy?
China's Xinjiang policy: A Middle East headache
Interview: The future of intelligence
Is the Hong Kong tail wagging the China dog?
Wednesday linkage: Gangnam Style, Philippines, Neil Armstong and more
29 August 2012 10:11AM
The Economist charts
R&D spending in five big economies since the '80s
. On the face of it, there doesn't seem to be a strong correlation between growth and high R&D spending.
I wish I could write like this:
Anthony Lane's stirring obit for Neil Armstrong
On Australia's integration with Asia, two straws in the wind from the aviation world: first, a
revitalised Filipino aviation industry has eyes on the northern Australian market
, and second,
Air India will soon fly direct to Australia
The good news about the Filipino economy
is not confined to aviation
Julie Bishop says
her preparation for
Friday's Lowy Institute event
, in which she will turn the tables on two Canberra journos, 'included studying CIA techniques for psychological torture during interrogations'.
Why do Chinese people save so much?
To prepare for old age. A government pension system may not change that, but a growth slowdown could.
I've learnt some things about South Korean politics and society from
of the musical sensation
68 million views!!
). No doubt the bubble will burst (it is pop music, after all), but
judging by this live performance
, the kids are still having an awesome time:
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