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Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


4 December 2009 10:08

  • Iran's threat to build ten more uranium enrichment sites might actually be its way of coming clean about existing secret facilities. On the other hand, Iran's announcement that it wants to enrich uranium to 20% purity is just really bad news.
  • Did you know there's a civil war going on among development economists about 'randomised evaluation'? Me neither. Details here.
  • A US Naval Institute article arguing that the theories of Alfred Thayer Mahan are relevant to understanding modern Chinese maritime strategy.
  • The NY Times recently complained that the US has no big infrastructure projects underway. Not true, says Stephen Walt, it's just that these mega-projects are all happening in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • A new study concludes that polluting industries don't necessarily move to countries with lax environmental laws.
  • The Economist looks at North Korea's currency 'revaluation', saying it is actually 'confiscation on a massive scale'.