Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 03:13 | SYDNEY
Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 03:13 | SYDNEY

Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


20 February 2009 09:47

  • Private capital flows to emerging countries will fall from $US929 billion in 2007 to $US165 billion this year, according to the Institute for International Finance. (Thanks to SG for the link.)
  • Details of Singapore's economic stimulus package.
  • In relation to our debate about the effectiveness of the Iraq surge, here's an Andrew Mack op-ed from August 2008, arguing that the surge was not responsible for improved security. (Thanks to Carl Thayer for the link.)
  • Why aren't Secretary Clinton's Jakarta remarks on the State Department website? Can anyone point me to a transcript?
  • Shoe-hurler Muntader al-Zaidi appeared in an Iraq court this week. His unusual act of protest has left an impressive legacy. Reminds me of the tradition that built up around this spontaneous act (for AFL fans only).
  • After 45 years of service, the RAAF will finally retire its Caribou transport planes. Trouble is, there's nothing out there today to match its short/rough field performance, except perhaps... 

 Naaah, not gonna happen.

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