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30 July 2009 11:58

  • On Burma's nuclear aspirations, it's deja vu all over again: 'Indeed, the early stages of what might be Burmese nuclear attempts look eerily familiar.'  
  • Speaking of Burma and nukes, it's cool that the Washington Post quotes The Interpreter, but would it kill them to acknowledge the source? Same goes for Australia's biggest-selling paper, the Herald Sun.
  • Indonesian Muslim groups universally condemned the Jakarta hotel bombings. Citizens even stopped Abu Bakar Basyir from speaking after the event.
  • Fallows laments the creeping militarisation of American homeland security. It reminds me of my rule of thumb for foreign travel: the more that local police uniforms resemble military uniforms, the less liberal and democratic that country is likely to be.
  • In an interview, Hillary Clinton drew the same Afghanistan-Indonesia terrorism connection our Government has made.
  • If there's a war between North and South Korea, it may not start at the land border but at sea, with an incident like this.
  • Dubai's taste for eccentric architecture has not been diminished by the GFC, if this roundup is any indication. Meanwhile, Dubai's subway is soon to open, but the landmark Burj (pictured) is behind schedule.

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