Saturday 24 Feb 2018 | 00:56 | SYDNEY
Saturday 24 Feb 2018 | 00:56 | SYDNEY

Thursday linkage



22 January 2009 09:13

  • 'Arguably, Australian governments have never effectively used their access in Washington to try to shape American policy towards Asia in positive and constructive ways.' So says Professor Michael Wesley at East Asia Forum.
  • Via Global Dashboard, a Foreign Affairs essay on the geopolitics of the financial crisis.
  • The Chinese view ageing differently than Westerners do.
  • Changing face of war: The US Air Force says that in 2009, it will acquire more unmanned aircraft than manned ones.
  • National Geographic has a feature article and photo essay on the struggles faced by North Korean defectors. (H/t One Free Korea.)
  • Chinese state TV cut its broadcast of Obama's inaugural when he spoke about facing down communism.
  • Another good take on Obama's inaugural address, which expresses more eloquently the reservations I voiced yesterday.

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