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Friday linkage



12 November 2010 09:27

  • Korea's JoongAng Daily reports that China has demanded through diplomatic channels that Korea not attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honouring jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo. Reuters report says that Japan has received similar demands. France has said EU members will be there, ignoring China's threat that attending nations will 'have to bear the consequences'. (H/t Malcolm Cook and Michael Fullilove).
  • New York Times features bloggingheads discussion about how to influence China on human rights abuses, touching on the idea of a social diplomacy solution. (H/t Fergus Hanson).  
  • Incoming government brief for 111th Congress summarises key issues on principal proliferation control regimes for nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and missiles, from the Congressional Research Service.  Includes a useful table on which states are members of which regime (thanks to Martine Letts).
  • Anand Gopal and New America Foundation release report on insurgency in Kandahar, 'The battle for Afghanistan', finding that 'The Taliban's resurgence in Kandahar post–2001 was not inevitable or preordained'. (H/t Natalie Sambhi).  
  • Al Jazeera reveals North-Korea heir-apparent Kim Jong-un as a schoolboy in Switzerland. (H/t Rory Medcalf).

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