Why Australia took so long to join the AIIB
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
Indo-Pacific links: US strategy in South China Sea, AIIB, India's strategic debate and more
War with Iran is the worst option
Digital Asia links: Robot diplomacy, Tibetan malware, social media in Vietnam and more
Irregular warfare and the ADF
The truth about development banks
The shallow pool of strategic expertise in Defence
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
Reader riposte: Malcolm Fraser on China
China at sea: Wake up, Australia!
Thursday linkage: Rendition, Ai Weiwei, Mali, Trident replacement and more
7 February 2013 12:12PM
54 countries cooperated with the US 'extraordinary rendition' program
, including Iran and Syria (and Australia.)
Ai Weiwei is a brave an admirable political dissident,
but not a very good artist
The wisdom of crowds
, with accompanying map, of the French-led Operation Serval in Mali.
Big changes ahead in China's energy mix
, with implications for Australia.
How much consensus
is there among economists? (H/t
Are the world's most densely populated cities
also the most liveable
vigorous debate in the UK
about whether to replace the Cold War-era Trident nuclear-armed submarine on a like-for-like basis, or whether the UK should move to a different nuclear deterrence posture.
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