Sunday 19 Aug 2018 | 00:57 | SYDNEY
Sunday 19 Aug 2018 | 00:57 | SYDNEY

Tuesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


6 July 2010 13:25

  • Why do we need diplomats? Because it's a profession with its own knowledge, procedures and language. '(D)iplomacy can well do without rank amateurs in the same way that medicine can do without snake-oil merchants.'
  • ASEAN is becoming weaker, argues CFR's Joshua Kurlantzick.
  • Freedom in retreat around the world: a Washington Post op-ed looks at the Freedom House data.
  • The Security Sector Reform Resource Centre has a blog.
  • The people of Finland now have a legal right to broadband access.
  • What's changed in Japanese foreign policy under Prime Minister Kan, and what hasn't?
  • The UN has created a new agency for women. (Thanks to Tim for the link.)
  • Any foreign correspondents covering China who are reading this may wish to participate in a survey for an academic study on how journalists use social media.
  • The Guardian has an excellent piece on 'Technology Entertainment Design', better known as TED, the organisation that has transformed the academic conference. Hans Rosling is one of the speakers who launched TED as an online phenomenon.