Pacific Island links: Manus Island, Bishop in PNG, New Caledonia’s government collapses and more
India's new Asia-Pacific strategy: 'Act East'
Will school attack finally change Pakistani attitudes to the Taliban?
The history of the new Chinese empire
Sydney siege: A postscript
The Interpreter talks to terrorism expert Adam Dolnik
Christmas of contrasts in Indonesia
Beijing determined to advance sovereignty claims in South China Sea
CIA torture: What did Australia know?
Beijing's South China Sea objective is clear: To extend control
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
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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