Why the US and its allies must rethink their China war plans
Indonesia-Philippines border deal presages more united ASEAN South China Sea stance
Russia-Ukraine: What is Putin up to in Crimea?
US position hardens on China's nine-dashed line
'The Act of Killing' in a democratic Indonesia
In visa stoush, PNG only hurts itself
Hagel’s defence budget proposal is a reasonable place-holder for the pivot
Burma: A critical look at those chemical weapons claims
The global strategic consequences of Russia's intervention in Ukraine
'You know what I mean': Chinese official's unscripted words light up social media
Vladimir Putin: Geopolitical wrecking ball
Bangkok protests: A view from the ground
Syria: Here endeth diplomacy
Foreign aid: Is Afghanistan a welfare state?
What can be done about income inequality?
US should resist China's ADIZ, but...
Failure to act on IMF reform damages US (and G20) credibility
Review: Paul Collier's 'Exodus'
Lebanon: Second front in the Syria war
Lessons for Australia from the Swiss referendum on immigration quotas
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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