Opportunity cost in Australia's future submarine decision
TPP: Not worth the risk
Obama's Syria critics ignore inconvenient facts
Radicalisation, lone wolves and terrorism: An Interpreter backgrounder
Putin in Syria: 'Vladimir of Taurus' baffles his foes
Kunduz tragedy could be just the start of something much worse for Afghanistan
Pacific Island links: Solomons climate change, PNG judiciary, ocean sanctuaries and more
Southeast Asia links: Hacking hubs, dengue, Bangkok blast, Thai 'great firewall' fail and more
G20 lacking ambition on climate change
Parramatta shooting: Why it’s too soon to make changes to terror laws
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
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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