- Two remembrances of the Australian journalist Barry Wain, author of an acclaimed biography of Mahathir. We hope to have our own obit in coming days.
- The British horse meat scandal has important lessons for the climate change debate. No, really.
- Tim Geithner kinda sorta admits he was wrong about the way he dealt with the Indonesian crisis in the late 90s when he was at the IMF US Treasury. (Thanks Samantha.)
- An insight into the true horror of China's Gaokao college entrance exam.
- Lots of links here to the American drone debate, which has heated up with the leak of a legal memo on the drone war.
- Why Beijing's smog is only going to get worse.
- The South Korean military parodies Les Miserables (h/t Frum):