Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 16:27 | SYDNEY
Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 16:27 | SYDNEY

Thursday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


11 December 2008 13:23

  • The  World Bank has released its half-yearly East Asia economic report.
  • This is the best suggestion I have read so far for a suitable replacement for the term 'soft power'.
  • A historical note on Michael Fullilove's post about Americans and cricket: President Eisenhower once watched a test match.
  • A senior US Government official has confirmed what has long been the subject of rumour and denial: Iran has ordered SA-20 missiles, the Russian equivalent of the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system. These missiles would make Israel's fleet of non-stealthy fighter and bomber aircraft much more vulnerable if they tried to hit Iran's nuke sites.
  • And speaking of the Iranian nuclear program, this is how you do open source intelligence analysis, using Google Earth and SketchUp.
  • But it's not only the good guys who can exploit technology. The Mumbai terrorists used internet-based phone services like Skype, though that's not really a new tactic