- Help wanted: the Lowy Institute is looking for a new Director for its Global Issues program, and a Research Fellow for the G20 Studies Centre.
- New books, films and conferences casting light up Indonesia's dark past.
- Confucian culture will ensure that China never catches up with the West? Not likely.
- Citi Group looks at the world's top 10 disruptive technologies.
- David Rieff: 'If utopia has always been a kind of escape clause from the human condition, contemporary techno-utopianism represents a radical upping of the ante.'
- What gets censored on Chinese social media, and what it tells us about China's future.
- A handy collection of recent writing on urbanism.
- Michael Levi, author of The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future, in an interview:
You can read a hundred studies about whether countries should care about where they get their oil from. Economists generally say they shouldn’t care. Security specialists say they should. But I was shocked that I could find a study about whether actual world leaders care about where they get their oil from. So I led a study with a colleague to drill down into that question and see if countries actually behave differently when they think they’re less vulnerable. And the answer is that they do.