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Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


15 June 2010 10:57

  • The NY Times made a big splash on the weekend with a story about vast mineral reserves in Afghanistan that could 'fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself'. But Foreign Policy's Blake Hounshell applies the brakes: it's not news, and it could be a Pentagon public relations move.
  • Why is Timor Leste President Xanana Gusmao saying such nasty things about Australia?
  • Infographic on the economics of the World Cup. Related, two economists crunch the numbers and decide that 'Germany wants to win whatever the cost.'
  • World Bank economist Dipak Dasgupta: 'According to our estimates, by 2020...Asia may see its share of world GDP (in nominal dollars) climb to over one-third, replacing North America and the European Union as the biggest region.'
  • Following up Andrew Selth's recent posts on alleged North Korea-Burma nuclear cooperation, it's worth noting that the US remains coy on the subject.
  • '(O)ur errors are evidence of our gravest social, intellectual, and moral failings.' Yet it is time we embraced them. (H/t AL Daily.)