- As the Khmer Rouge Tribunal grinds on, a serious assessment of its successes and failures. (Thanks Milton.)
- The Smoke-Filled Room looks like a politics blog worth following. (H/t Political Violence at a Glance.)
- Drezner: 'Since 2008, China has had multiple opportunities to disrupt the U.S.-created international order, and Beijing has passed on almost all of these opportunities.'
- A comprehensive round-up of global reactions to the High-Level Panel report on post-2015 development goals, which we covered yesterday.
- Entertaining and penetrating summary of Shangri-La Dialogue by my colleague Rory Medcalf.
- I was told by a Japanese official in Singapore last weekend that the social problems we commonly associate with Japan — overwork, suicide, sexism, a hyper-competitive education culture — are all worse in Korea. Gideon Rachman looks at Korea's dark side.
- This piece excoriating the US media is getting a lot of attention. One notable anecdote:
Or take the strange case of Bernard Kerik, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s police commissioner during 9/11, later nominated by President Bush to be America’s first director of national intelligence, a newly established position intended to oversee all of our various national-security and intelligence agencies. His appointment seemed likely to sail through the Republican-controlled Senate until derailed by accusations he had employed an undocumented nanny. With his political rise having been blocked, the national media suddenly revealed his long history of association with organized-crime figures, an indictment quickly followed, and he is currently still serving his federal prison sentence for conspiracy and fraud. So America came within a hairbreadth of placing its entire national-security apparatus under the authority of a high-school dropout connected with organized crime, and today almost no Americans seem aware of that fact.