Monday 20 Aug 2018 | 01:14 | SYDNEY
Monday 20 Aug 2018 | 01:14 | SYDNEY

Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


1 February 2010 14:10

  • Startling allegation that in 2008, Russia tried to persuade China to conspire to create economic disruptions in the US.
  • 3 Quarks Daily links to a rather savage takedown in the Pakistani newspaper Dawn of former cricketer and wannabe politician Imran Khan.
  • Fascinating WSJ piece on the largest inquest in the FBI's history, into the still-unsolved 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • Also in the WSJ, Australian academic Ben Hillman describes China's flawed approach to developing Tibet.
  • One of China's most prominent and outspoken strategic commentators, Shen Dingli, says China should not shun the idea of overseas military bases.
  • The Institute for Science and International Security examines Burma, the 'nuclear wannabe'.
  • Russia has flown its prototype T-50 stealth fighter; there's good technical analysis here. Inevitably, the aircraft is being dubbed 'Raptorski', after the American F-22, though physically the T-50 resembles the aircraft that lost to the Raptor in the US Air Force contest for a fifth-generation heavy fighter, the YF-23.