Tuesday 21 Aug 2018 | 06:45 | SYDNEY
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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


20 October 2010 15:29

  • A new book punctures energy myths; author Vaclav Smil says we're stuck with fossil fuels and sequestration is not a solution to carbon emissions. Read here for a summary and comprehensive debate among some very knowledgeable commenters.
  • Ten years late and almost €15 billion over budget: the disaster that is the EU's Galileo navigation satellite network.
  • The Jamestown Foundation looks at China's transport links into Pakistan, including a planned railway that could 'transform the geopolitics of the subcontinent'.
  • Media reports often cite high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers and disaster victims, but PTSD is actually quite rare.
  • The next Afghanistan' Yemen 'on the brink of collapse.'
  • Nice Asia Foundation slideshow of life in Bangkok after the April-May protests.
  • The glass ruler: Vietnam's foreign ministry has a minimum height requirement for its staff.
  • CFR's Joshua Kurlantzick notes a few important South East Asian stories you may have missed, including news that Malaysia is cracking down on bloggers who criticise the government.
  • James Fallows questions Japan declinism. And a new book on why the Japanese love robots.