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5 August 2008 10:18

  • Two data points on oil prices: OPEC President Chakib Khelil thinks oil could fall to US$70-80 per barrel in the longer term, and Boeing seems to agree, basing its long-term airliner demand projections on the same oil price.
  • Cyclone Nargis' damage to Burma is on a par with that done by the Boxing Day Tsunami, according to the UN.
  • How to save Afghanistan: lower your expectations, and play to your strengths.
  • What the Iraq war costs America: A lot, compared to previous wars, but not so much in the context of the modern US economy.
  • US Secretary of Defense Gates discusses the principles of war in the US military journal Parameters.

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