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Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


29 June 2010 10:39

  • No blogging in China's People's Liberation Army. (Thanks to Malcolm for the link.)
  • The formality of our Reagan/Gorbachev banner image is nicely juxtaposed by this shot of Obama and Medvedev with their interpreters, chowing down in a Washington, DC burger joint. (Thanks to Aaron for the link.)
  • CIA chief Leon Panetta's estimate that there are just 60-100 al Qaeda members in Afghanistan prompts Dan Drezner to ask whether it might be time to apply some cost/benefit analysis to the Afghanistan mission.
  • The US has decided not to add North Korea to its list of terrorist sponsors. Why? Because sinking the Cheonan was not an act of terrorism.
  • As I said last week, missile defence technology might invalidate Australia's current policy. Now there's a serious prospect of missile defence being performed by fighter jets.
  • The Economist's Free Exchange blog is sceptical about the value of summitry, such as the just completed G20 meeting. Ditto Walter Russell Mead.
  • Photos of a Ukrainian hotel built to resemble the White House (the American one, not the Russian one).