Why America's Iraq strategy will work, and why Australia should take part
Aid & development links: Fiji elections, UK aid, off-shore detention, Ebola and more
Australia's Iraq deployment: Pragmatism over principle
Chinese navy: A soft-power win in the Pacific
Xi Jinping in India: Economic focus suits both sides
Indonesia: Regional election bill a threat to democracy
Democracy in Fiji: Two reasons to worry, two reasons to be confident
The very public flaying of Marty Natalegawa
Is China a realist power?
Scotland and Europe: Independence not what it used to be
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
Drawing the wrong lessons from Timor
Keating on Indonesia
Monday linkage: Black Swans, Gangnam Style, drones, manufacturing and more
19 November 2012 1:11PM
One tip from a blog post about
how to improve the drones debate
: '“drone pilots are like video gamers” obscures thoughtful comparison to the ethical constraints on pilots of manned aircraft.'
The Economist makes the case for
much higher immigration levels to the developed world
Scientific American lists its
10 world changing ideas for 2012
– the idea that manufacturing is the central economic activity and everything else is somehow subordinate – is deeply ingrained in human thinking.' (H/t
A radical new approach to copyright
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of
, on the
five key attributes of good policy in an age of volatility
. (H/t Browser.)
Is Psy the first global superstar of the Asian Century? Here he is at the Oxford Union (!), talking about the mix of social media, globalisation and celebrity culture that drove his explosive success (h/t
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