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Monday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

14 February 2011 15:47

  • I strongly encourage you to listen to the podcast from last week's Wednesday Lowy Lunch by economist Richard Koo. A brilliant presentation on the lessons Japan can teach the world about economic recovery.
  • The US State Department is opening a Twitter account in Farsi, aimed at an Iranian audience. There's an Arabic one too. (Thanks Danielle.)
  • Lowy Visiting Fellow Malcolm Cook writes: 'In this “jaw-jaw” at all costs piece by Mike Chinoy, former US Undersecretary of State for East Asia Christopher Hill seriously questions the point of continuing the Six-Party talks. I would think many heads in Tokyo, Beijing and In Washington are saying “we told you so".'
  • China taking tentative steps to place it currency alongside the euro, yen and dollar as a fully convertible reserve currency.
  • The Moscow airport bombing demonstrates the failure of Russian policy in the North Caucasus, says Ben Coleridge.
  • Part 1 of a four-part BBC doco about China's growing presence in Africa: