A test for the alliance as Bishop replies to Obama's Brisbane intervention
China is trying to intimidate America
Southeast Asia links: Jakarta's new governor, Vietnam-China, Hunger Games and more
Why does China bother with coercion?
ABC and SBS cuts: Australia's loss in a global century
Fiji grabs the limelight as leaders of China and India visit
China links: Salt, renewable energy, APEC, ADIZ, Xi's musical ode, law and more
Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 1)
Hagel was never a good fit for Obama White House
East Timor, Australia and the 'Timor Gap'
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
World economy: Keep optimism cautious
Japanese whaling: Sea Shepherd doesn't help
Thursday links: Tony Blair, Iran's nukes, drones, human trafficking and more
28 February 2013 10:01AM
, symbol of America's governmental dysfunction.
Gideon Rachman defends
defeated Italian PM Mario Monti and his austerity regime from
Paul Krugman's attack
3 Quarks Daily, one of my favourite daily distractions, hosts a
symposium on drone warfare
There are an estimated
12.3 million people in forced labour
worldwide; 1.5 million of these are being sexually exploited. (H/t
The lower a voters' income
, the more likely she is to support aggressive use of coercive bargaining in interstate conflicts.'
Three reasons not to arm Syria's rebels
Iran and nuclear weapons: former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says
deterrence is the best approach
And on the related subject of US negotiating strategy with Iran,
Stephen Walt asks
: 'If someone threatened to punish you unless you did something you didn't want to do, how would you respond?'
On the tenth anniversary of the
, a BBC interviewer grills Tony Blair (h/t
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