A test for the alliance as Bishop replies to Obama's Brisbane intervention
China is trying to intimidate America
New Caledonia: Australia must show assertive impartiality
The China FTA and Australia's place in the regional order
Why does China bother with coercion?
ABC and SBS cuts: Australia's loss in a global century
Southeast Asia links: Jakarta's new governor, Vietnam-China, Hunger Games and more
Fiji grabs the limelight as leaders of China and India visit
Myanmar summitry brings faltering US promises, China cash
Why the Iran nuclear talks are mostly not about nuclear weapons (part 1)
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
(R)evolution in Brazil?
Three good-news graphs from latest UN MDG report
Development links: Hans Rosling, mobile money, Malala Day and more
3 July 2013 1:59PM
One of the most surprising announcements from last week's political upheaval in Canberra, the appointment of a
Minister for International Development in Kevin Rudd's Cabinet, Melissa Parke
. It will be interesting to see how Ms Parke's experience as a UN human rights lawyer will influence her. See her first media interview
Are the Pacific Islands ripe for mobile money
? Sadly, it's not looking positive.
As Canada follows New Zealand in
rolling its aid program into the foreign affairs and trade portfolio
, it's timely to consider
coming out of other donor experiences.
The UN announces 'Malala Day' on 12 July
, celebrating Malala Yousafzai's 16th birthday and launching a universal access to education campaign. Malala will give her first public speech since being shot by the Taliban while boarding a school bus in October 2012. The speech might put Malala one step closer to
securing the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize
Al Gore, obviously reinvigorated by President Obama's climate change address last week, is back offering climate change leadership training.
Like other donors, USAID is trying to
harness the energy of young people in international development
via its Frontiers in Development Forum in Washington. It is helped by its youthful Administrator Raj Shah.
Swedish academic Han Rosling uses Lego bricks
to show us the world through the dynamics of population growth, child mortality and carbon dioxide emissions. If you like Hans' style, a must-watch is his
2006 TED Talk
TED ranks in its top 11 talks
), in which he debunks myths about the so called 'developing world'
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