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Thursday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

30 October 2008 11:56

  • The PM's office denies that Bush ever asked Rudd, 'What's the G20?'
  • Also from The Australian, it looks like our Defence Minister is in the Robert Gates camp when it comes to focusing on the wars we're in rather than the wars we might get in. That will please┬ámy colleague Mark O'Neill.
  • There is little evidence for the claim that poverty leads to civil war, according to VoxEU.
  • The Asia Foundation has published its annual public opinion survey of Afghanistan.
  • Iran has opened a naval base at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. (H/t Nosint.)