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Tuesday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

17 November 2009 16:19

  • Steve Coll asks, 'what if we fail in Afghanistan?'
  • Mark Thirlwell recommends this post on 'the escalation game'. Why do people keep playing when it's in their interests to quit? Because they hate to lose. 
  • A study which defines prosperity much more broadly than economic indicators ranks India higher than China.
  • Some Indians want a permanent UN Security Council seat for their country. Others say it is neither feasible nor desirable.
  • Afghanistan's elections may not have been a total failure. Things changed at the local level.
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps is known popularly as a fanatical military force, but it's a big infrastructure provider too.