Russia's nuclear doctrine takes an alarming step backwards
South China Sea: Why Korea is silent, and why that's a good thing
Middle East and small island states top priorities as New Zealand takes on UNSC presidency
Religion over rights in Indonesian marriage law
China makes its formal climate-change pledge
The lexicon of Islamist terrorism
The big lesson from the Greece fiasco: Don't let the IMF meddle
How the Chinese media covered the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
China’s moves to win friends and influence people in Myanmar
Digital diplomacy links: LGBTI blitz, Germany's Bollywood hit, DFAT blog and more
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
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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