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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


14 July 2010 13:32

  • In the course of a blistering blog post about the catastrophic failure of the global environmental movement, Walter Russell Mead recommends this Economist piece that argues for scepticism about the concept of 'climate wars'.
  • Since nation-building is justifiably out of fashion, here's a proposal for a minimalist conflict-prevention strategy for the UN.
  • 'Ideas having sex': Reason magazine explains why the exchange of ideas is the key to understanding human innovation and progress. (h/t Browser).
  • A cheap alternative to spy satellites: this hydrogen-powered aerial drone will be able to stay aloft for 96 hours.
  • UN Dispatch recommends the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Institute's new multidimensional poverty index.
  • A new US Naval War College paper on US-China maritime confidence building.
  • Defence Technology International reports that a British sniper in Afghanistan has recorded a kill from 2475 meters. Cpl Craig Harrison 'took out two Taliban wielding a machine gun and fired a third shot into the weapon to disable it.'