Yes, military personnel can think strategically
Shambaugh and the coming Chinese crack-up
Data retention scheme has majority support from Australians
Awkward contradictions in Australian foreign-fighter laws
Just how absurd is the Middle East at the moment?
Are the Khmer Rouge and ISIS similar?
War with Iran is the worst option
Indo-Pacific links: US strategy in South China Sea, AIIB, India's strategic debate and more
Southeast Asia links: Malaysia's hudud, Jokowi on SCS, Myanmar's umbrellas, LKY and more
Digital Asia links: Robot diplomacy, Tibetan malware, social media in Vietnam and more
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
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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