Greece and the nattering nabobs of the Anglosphere
Middle East and small island states top priorities as New Zealand takes on UNSC presidency
Four observations about the AIIB's Articles of Agreement
Religion over rights in Indonesian marriage law
Canberra's Singapore swing
China makes its formal climate-change pledge
How the Chinese media covered the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Rumours of a Turkish invasion of northern Syria
Is the US Congress the main impediment to a rules-based order?
Attribution is key to broader ISIS strategy
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
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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