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Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


28 April 2009 14:41

  • Observing Japan sees parallels between the Australian and Japanese defence debates. 
  • It's encouraging to know that video of a 17-year old girl being whipped by the Taliban caused widespread outrage in Pakistan. 
  • Vietnam trying to build a Macao-style gambling mecca?
  • What if we're wrong?: Andrew Bast asks the question every foreign-policy maker should be asking.
  • Pop quiz: name the G-20 members that are not in the world's top 20 economies. The answer is in this reply to a post I mentioned yesterday about countries that punch above and below their weight.
  • China's navy finally getting serious?: The ex-Russian aircraft carrier that China has been refitting at snail's pace has now been moved to a dry dock.
  • Also on China's navy, Arms Control Wonk notes a funny correction tacked onto The Guardian's story about the recent 60th anniversary parade — not for nothing is the paper nicknamed The Grauniad:

This article was amended on Friday 24 April 2009. Due to an editing error, the original version of this article said that Chinese nuclear submarines had gained prominence in recent battles with Somali pirates. This has been corrected.