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Tuesday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

6 April 2010 14:13

  • Pakistan's president presents parliament with constitutional amendments that would restrict his own powers.
  • Chinese peacekeeping gets a lot of academic attention, but we should be watching India too.
  • The US decides to delay unilateral action against China on currency manipulation, instead opting for G20 pressure.
  • The World Bank asks, 'What's new in Malaysia's new economic model?'
  • The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University has launched a new website devoted to North Korea analysis, 38 North.
  • Via Sullivan, a great Clay Shirky post on how complexity leads to collapse:

Complex societies collapse because, when some stress comes, those societies have become too inflexible to respond. In retrospect, this can seem mystifying. Why didn’t these societies just re-tool in less complex ways? The answer...When societies fail to respond to reduced circumstances through orderly downsizing, it isn’t because they don’t want to, it’s because they can’t.