- Russia, India and China investing in new-generation 'fast' nuclear reactor designs.
- Richard Florida: 'it is not resources but knowledge, and ideas that power advanced economic growth.'
- The FT on Iraq, ten years later. (Thanks Stephen.)
- China has displaced the UK as the world's fifth largest arms exporter, according to SIPRI.
- 'Hysteresis' is not a term I have heard before, but the phenomenon applies to security (anti-terrorism in particular) as well as social policy.
- The Economist's Democracy in America blog on the Washington's Iraq fever in early 2003: 'all of us, including those of us considered the most responsible, well-trained and serious, are entirely capable of talking ourselves into lurid fantasies'.
- The new economics of airports:
Ten years ago, Beijing was the 33rd busiest passenger airport in the world. Today it is the second largest and on track to surpass Atlanta, the perennial number one, by 2015. In Indonesia, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport went from the 85th position in 2001 to the 12th in 2012. Eight of the world’s 20 largest airports are now in emerging markets.
Hong Kong has unseated Memphis as the largest cargo airport in the world and four of the ten largest cargo airports are now in emerging markets.