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Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


21 September 2010 09:46

  • Washington insider Steve Clemons predicts a major US debate on Afghanistan in December. Should have interesting implications for our promised parliamentary debate.
  • Japan stages military exercises to show how it would retake an island captured by China (and no, that's not my inference. A Japanese official actually names China as the attacking force.)
  • India asks Britain to stop sending aid.
  • Two links from the FT's Gideon Rachman: first, Oxford has established an answer to the Kennedy School of Government; and second, Rachman has analysis of the new Marshall Fund opinion survey of Europeans and Americans on major foreign policy issues.
  • More on that survey from Global Dashboard: Americans love the UN, apparently.
  • Brilliant three-word review of the new Julia Roberts film Eat, Pray, Love: 'First, World, Problems'.
  • Sweden's election has produced a hung parliament; Matt Yglesias explains the coalition dynamics, and points out that the rise of the populist far-left in Europe has received much less attention that the far right.
  • Also on Sweden and courtesy of Passport, here's a rather unsubtle Swedish anti-Muslim ad: