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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


7 September 2009 10:56

  • British PM Gordon Brown's latest speech on Afghanistan policy.
  • US-China talks aimed at developing some rules around 'incidents at sea' are not going well.
  • Here's the story behind the Hatoyama essay I analysed last week. Turns out he may not have written it himself, and his office were surprised at how widely it spread.
  • It's well known that the industrial revolution sparked a massive rise in living standards. But is that really true, or are coffee, tea and sugar responsible?
  • Paul Wolfowitz hits the airwaves to promote his Foreign Policy essay criticising realism, and gets some blowback about Iraq.
  • Peter Singer's essay about US energy security includes this rather startling fact:

Our Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy not just in America, but the world. It burns more petroleum in the course of its operations than any other private or public organization, as well as more than 100 nations, including Sweden, Pakistan and Iraq.