India-Japan embrace is all about China, but not for the reasons strategists say
Fiji's election: Fair and free?
Is Abbott spreading Australia too thin?
Why America's Iraq strategy will work, and why Australia should take part
Indian Ocean empowerment: Australia puts gender on the agenda
Fiji elections: What about the economy?
Australia's Iraq deployment: Pragmatism over principle
Abbott's first year: Nowhere to be seen in the Pacific
Fiji's election: More to do to restore democracy
Abbott's first year: What the pundits get wrong
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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