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3 March 2011 10:53

  • Rudd being left in the lurch as David Cameron backtracks on Libya no-fly zone proposal. US Defense Secretary Gates is unimpressed with the idea too.
  • 'The leader of the Pentagon’s $19 billion bomb squad has many ways to measure how the war in Afghanistan is going. One is to count the number of things that go boom. And by that measure, the war isn’t going well at all'. (Thanks Prakash.)
  • Economist Barry Eichengreen says Europe's banks are in more trouble than people realise.
  • China's foreign car imports almost doubled in 2010.
  • Gaming out a post-Kim Jong Il future for North Korea.
  • Recency bias: 'We are conditioned to give greater weight in our decision-making machinery to what is latest, not what is more important or more interesting.' (H/t Nudge.)
  • The US is not releasing its new National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear program like it did in 2007, but here are some clues about what's in it.
  • US fashion magazine Vogue has been getting flak for its soft-soap profile of Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad. Here's Vogue's limp reply to the criticism.

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