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Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


4 January 2011 15:57

  • WikiLeaks reveals the crucial role governments play in what one might naively assume is the purely commercial practice of selling airliners.
  • The Asia Foundation has done its first ever public opinion survey of southern Thailand.
  • China a superpower' Not if you ask the Chinese.
  • An Australian army officer writes to an American veterans website about Christianity in today's US military.
  • Oligarchies and weak institutions: what ails the Filipino economy.
  • From Inside Story: '...the authorities in each of the Slav-dominated former republics of the Soviet Union, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, are displaying overt contempt for democratic norms. The curious thing is that they are doing this precisely at the time when each of them is seeking closer relations with the European Union.'
  • Felix Salmon is worried about Japan:

...more than half the budget is being paid for by borrowing rather than taxes. For me, however, the scarier fact is that more than half of government tax revenue is going to go straight back out the door in debt-service payments.