Brisbane speech underlines Obama's increasingly tough tone on China
Angela Merkel delivers the 2014 Lowy Lecture
Brisbane G20 summit a success, despite Australia's climate misstep
The top four myths about China in the Pacific
Obama on Asia: Holding the Brisbane line
Xi Jinping's message to Australia: China matters
Modi in Australia: An unprecedented level of engagement
China-Australia FTA: Let's calm down
A G20 watcher in Brisbane
Aung San Suu Kyi's aura is fading
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
Unfriending: Japanese public opinion on China
China's demographic turning point
Tuesday linkage: WTO, Zero Dark Thirty, Afghanistan, DPRK and more
22 January 2013 1:25PM
Google head honcho Eric Schmidt went to Pyongyang recently, taking his daughter.
This is her evocative account of the visit
. (Thanks James.)
Osama bin Laden's last victory over America
: Matt Taibbi writes as only he can about
Zero Dark Thirty
. Anyone seen it and want to offer their views?
Cozying up to the neighbours?
Fiji's expanded Pacific volunteer scheme
. (Thanks Jenny.)
of the Spanish navy amphibious ship
King Juan Carlos
. The two Canberra-class ships Australia is getting are almost identical.
The IMF works because it's not particularly democratic.
The WTO could learn something
. (Thanks Steve.)
Empirical Studies of Conflict
project, with data from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Colombia. (H/t
Building better economic models
. (Thanks Steve.)
: 'It's natural to worry about physical stuff like weaponry and resources. What we should really worry about is psychological stuff like ideologies and norms.'
The winner of Graeme Dobell's annual Madeleine Award for diplomatic symbolism
has been announced
Australian aid to Uruzgan should stop
because 'it is very hard to see Uruzgan as remaining under Afghan control after the Transition Period'. (Thanks Danielle.)
Obama's inaugural in full:
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