Will America defend Taiwan?
China changes its Japan stance as pressure tactics fail
Julie Bishop, ISIS and the Cold War
Narendra Modi shines on world stage, labours at home
Chinese firms expect bonanza from Beijing's regional development projects
New Defence Guidelines re-brand US-Japan alliance
Australia's unsustainable approach to asylum-seekers
How Australia can campaign to end the death penalty
Beijing's Great Cannon exposes vulnerable Chinese tech firms
Burma: Police reforms expand women's roles
Australia and UN peacekeeping: Time for a reset
How should a democracy fight terrorism?
Obama embarks on longest ever presidential India visit
Drugs and the death penalty in Southeast Asia
Social media is not electronic graffiti
Australia's Security Council presence will be missed
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
No, the IMF did not cause the Ebola crisis
Hizbullah feeling the strain
China cyberspies target more than just F-35
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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