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Tuesday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

2 June 2009 11:19

  • Exploding some myths about the North Korean economy: it's not isolated, it's not (entirely) illicit, and it's not about to collapse.
  • The WSJ reports on declining violent-death numbers in Iraq. Also on Iraq, a photo essay on Saddam's palaces today.
  • Despite only 10.5% of Indonesians having internet access, Indonesia has the world's fifth largest Facebook population. It's creating controversy.
  • Has Washington signed off on a Japanese pre-emptive strike capability?
  • There's a 'rebellious' streak appearing in Chinese government architecture. Maybe we could learn something.
  • Defence Department Secretary Nick Warner says an internal investigation shows no evidence his department spied on the Minister; IGIS is yet to finish its inquiry. We commented on the story when it broke.