- New reports suggest Indonesia is making some progress on corruption and transparency.
- This is fascinating: 'Unlike most political analysts, I see the imprint of Java in Obama far more than the imprint of Hawaii'.
- Google head honcho Eric Schmidt calls China the world's 'most sophisticated and prolific hacker.'
- The economics of India's huge highway building project.
- Drones: 'along with smart phones and 3-D printing, one of a handful of genuinely transformative technologies to emerge in the past 10 years'. (H/t Browser.)
- America's gas boom is changing power calculations all around the world, says Spiegel.
- Francis Fukuyama urges Asia to build its own institutions (thanks Stephen):
A new kind of multilateral structure is required, not to isolate and “contain” China, but rather to build bargaining leverage so that the territorial issues can be settled peacefully with China’s cooperation. In the end, everyone is going to have to deal with the reality of growing Chinese power, and find ways of accommodating it even as they defend their core interests.