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Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


9 October 2009 13:55

  • Re. my rule of thumb ('the more that police uniforms resemble military uniforms, the less democratic that country is likely to be'), check out these photos from Dili.
  • The Asia Foundation says Thailand's democratic political culture goes deeper than many think.
  • Terrific info-graphic summing up the last 60 years in China. (H/t World bank blog.)
  • Obama's decision not to meet with the Dalai Lama was made with our consent, says His Holiness' US envoy.
  • North Korea admits it is suffering under sanctions.
  • Lengthy New Yorker profile of America's Af-Pak envoy Richard Holbrooke.
  • Metaphor overload: Shanghai developers want to build a replica of the Pentagon, and it will be...wait for it...a shopping mall!