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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


31 March 2010 12:47

  • What does social media mean for foreign policy? The US State Department wants to know, and there's an interesting response in this post, which includes details on the Swedish Foreign Ministry's enlightened approach.
  • Advertisements now appearing in Chinese university exam papers.
  • A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts ranks the clean energy investments made by G20 nations in 2009.
  • Long Arundhati Roy essay about the Marxist guerrillas who have taken up arms against India.
  • The new US-Russia nuclear arms treaty has a loophole that may actually allow arsenals to increase. Just in case the worst happens, here are some practical tips on how to survive nuclear war.
  • Strategist Tom Barnett celebrates 10,000 blog posts on his personal site:

...without the blog's organizing and storage capabilities, I'd be reduced to a parody of "A Beautiful Mind": tacking news clippings on walls and feverishly drawing lines between them, desperately seeking patterns but constantly falling behind the data tsunami. The blog thus prevents the early onset of what I call "strategic Alzheimer's," which is what happens when a strategist's growing inability to process today's vast complexity provokes a sad retreat into the past and an overdue reliance of history-is-repeating-itself arguments.