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Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


26 October 2010 14:15

  • Arab News, Global Security and the US Navy are all reporting that an Australian has taken over command of Task Force 150, charged with maritime security across two million square miles, covering the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. But eleven days on, not a word from our Defence Department.
  • Empathy is one of the keys to good foreign policy. To understand Chinese perceptions of US missile defence, it helps to look at back at what the Reagan Administration feared in 1984.
  • A look at the Solomon Islands' justice system. (H/t Claire.)
  • Did you know there's a sex scene in Tony Blair's biography' Click here, if you dare. There's also a link on that page to an excellent London Review of Book treatment of the Blair memoirs. (H/t Martine.)
  • In the wake of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Pramit Pal Chaudhury says India will never host sporting events as efficiently as China does, because the incentives just aren't there.
  • President Sarkozy recently told his Facebook friends that he was there on the night the Berlin Wall came down. Then the online mockery began...