Thursday 19 Jul 2018 | 06:34 | SYDNEY
Thursday 19 Jul 2018 | 06:34 | SYDNEY

Friday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


4 June 2010 13:07

  • Japan has a new Prime Minister, former Finance Minister Naoto Kan.
  • What he believes: WSJ's Japan RealTime blog has collected Naoto Kan quotes on all the big issues.
  • Hatoyama's demise: CFR's Asia Unbound blog argues that his government was simply unprepared for the complexity and intensity of the Futenma basing issue.
  • Japan Security Watch has heaps of links to blog analysis of Japan's political turmoil.
  • The bloggers at New Mandala have produced some videos on 'Thailand in crisis'.
  • Reader Will recommends this essay about Afghanistan's history. Conclusion:

...a thorough understanding of medieval power politics and how rulers came to centralize state authority would be of greater value to the international advisors sent to the Karzai government than a background in constitutional law or regulatory reform. At least in medieval Europe, the centralized state emerged victorious.