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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


31 May 2010 10:15

  • 55% of Australians think China is the world's leading economic power? Fergus picked up on this, and The Atlantic's James Fallows is scratching his head too.
  • The ABC's Peter McCutcheon snuffs out a possible North Korea-Pauline Hanson alliance.
  • Ammunition for the Rudd Government: Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reports that Ankara is 'making a greater impact on the global stage' thanks to its temporary membership of the UN Security Council. (Michael's link.)
  • Why a US-China 'G2' is a bad idea. (Thanks to Malcolm for the tip.)
  • Street violence in Jamaica shows why America's war on drugs is failing. (Thanks Bill.)
  • Greg Sheridan writes great columns when he's angry. This one on Australia's Asia literacy is a keeper.
  • With US spending in Afghanistan now US$6.7 billion per month, Steve Clemons observes:

The real GDP of Afghanistan is just about $14 billion. And at current levels, the United States is spending nearly half the entire GDP of the nation in just 30 days -- that's right, half Afghanistan's entire GDP!