Opportunity cost in Australia's future submarine decision
TPP: Not worth the risk
Digital Diplomacy links: Modi at Facebook, Russia memes, DFAT in denial and more
Obama's Syria critics ignore inconvenient facts
Mekong's future looks dark as new dam mooted
What 'The Martian' gets right (and wrong) about space exploration
Radicalisation, lone wolves and terrorism: An Interpreter backgrounder
Kunduz tragedy could be just the start of something much worse for Afghanistan
This week in Jakarta: Human rights and rehabilitation
Pacific Island links: Solomons climate change, PNG judiciary, ocean sanctuaries 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
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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