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Tuesday linkage


Fergus Hanson


19 August 2008 12:54

  • Fiji's coup leader Frank Bainimarama has decided to skip the Pacific Islands Leaders' summit and delay elections. Sounds like a good time to tighten the screws on his regime with some creative middle power diplomacy.
  • No wonder Americans are getting tired of Obama. His Campaign Manager sent an email last Monday saying Obama 'is about to' decide on his Veep. Despite reminders he's just about there, apparently we can wait another day or more?
  • Care of the Freakonomics blog, a report that US$40 billion a year is lost to fraud and embezzlement in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Georgia has taken Russia to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
  • Sudan has threatened 'serious consequences' to UN staff and infrastructure in Darfur if the ICC goes ahead and issues an arrest warrant for its President. Unfortunately, the UN won't have a say on whether the arrest warrant is issued, although the UN Security Council could decide to defer the case for 12 months.