Why the US and its allies must rethink their China war plans
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
The global strategic consequences of Russia's intervention in Ukraine
'You know what I mean': Chinese official's unscripted words light up social media
Russia-Ukraine: The pros and cons of Western action
Weekend catch-up: Ukraine, President Park, South China Sea, Islamic fashion and more
Israel-Palestine: The spoiler clause
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
Competing trade deals test loyalties
Peacekeeping: Our national story
Monday linkage: Commonwealth, econoblogging, foreign aid and more
26 November 2012 11:26AM
Hubris, paternalism and sentimentality:
our aid program is an anachronism
, and needs to be drastically revamped.
The Economist pours cold water on
Euro sceptic suggestions that the Commonwealth could be an alternative to Europe
. And in case you're feeling sympathetic towards the Commonwealth, here's a
blast from the Lowy Institute's past
. (Thanks Mark.)
Which migrant groups are most likely to start a business in Australia?
The guy who invented economics blogging has been right about the world economy so far,
and has some more predictions
... (Thanks Mark.)
The map depicted on China's new passports is
creating controversy in the Philippines
. (Thanks Malcolm.)
A survey of the
most and least emotional countries in the world
. Some surprising divergences, since I had assumed that, thanks to MTV, we were all
pretty much in the middle
China has begun flight operations from its first aircraft carrier. The resulting footage (below)
spawned a meme
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