Why Australia took so long to join the AIIB
Yes, military personnel can think strategically
Data retention scheme has majority support from Australians
Just how absurd is the Middle East at the moment?
Awkward contradictions in Australian foreign-fighter laws
War with Iran is the worst option
Indo-Pacific links: US strategy in South China Sea, AIIB, India's strategic debate and more
Digital Asia links: Robot diplomacy, Tibetan malware, social media in Vietnam and more
Irregular warfare and the ADF
The truth about development banks
Australia and UN peacekeeping: Time for a reset
How should a democracy fight terrorism?
Obama embarks on longest ever presidential India visit
Drugs and the death penalty in Southeast Asia
Social media is not electronic graffiti
Australia's Security Council presence will be missed
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
No, the IMF did not cause the Ebola crisis
Hizbullah feeling the strain
China cyberspies target more than just F-35
Defence 2013: Expect cuts to troops and JSF
Skyfall: Bond takes a neocon turn
Thursday linkage: World population, Laos, Hillary Clinton, Google and more
10 January 2013 11:48AM
Global population growth is slowing, and
world population may actually start declining soon
A prominent Laotian NGO leader went missing last December, grabbed at a police checkpoint.
His disappearance has triggered an uproar
primer on Laos today
from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Obama's likely nominee for Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew, will have to
change his signature
if he wants it to appear on US currency. (Thanks Steve.)
of the baffling terms used in the intelligence world. (Thanks Michael.)
Great Kinsley column
on Hillary Clinton's workaholism: 'Travel is an especially good way to stay -- and appear -- busy. Otherwise, you are at risk of actually being at your desk when someone calls. What could be more embarrassing?'
The technology to
capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
is getting better and cheaper.
Trailer for a new documentary on Google's attempts to digitise every book ever (h/t
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