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Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


1 September 2009 13:27

  • Ajay Chhibber, Director of the UN Development Program for Asia and the Pacific, on the effects of rising oceans for the Pacific Islands.
  • We noted Norway's trenchant criticism of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon some time ago. Ban has responded...diplomatically.
  • The Economist interviews Jim Manzi, one of the smartest voices on the American right.
  • Iraq finds its air force...in Serbia.
  • After Masdar in the UAE, Foster - Partners design another new eco-city, this time in South Korea. There's something a bit grandiloquent about all this, given the many mundane things that can be done to improve energy efficiency in cities.
  • None dare call it an aircraft carrier or amphibious assualt ship: Japan launches its second Hyuga class 'destroyer'.
  • Seven ideas for dealing with North Korea. I like number 4 ('Treat North Korean provocations with bored contempt') and number 7 is pretty radical: 'Withdraw U.S. forces from South Korea...by putting U.S. military personnel within reach of the North, Washington has created 28,000 nuclear hostages.'