- World Affairs Journal has an in-depth interview with Tony Abbott. The Guardian has pulled out some of the more interesting quotes.
- A new Brookings study on the growing role of regional organisations in Pacific disaster risk management. (Thanks Steph.)
- Why is capital flowing so swiftly out of emerging markets? It's all politics.
- That 5-minute video tutorial on the EU we posted yesterday has been popular. Here's a tounge-in-cheek follow-up from Spiegel on how various EU members view their neighbours. (Thanks Milton.)
- Could the most influential public intellectual of the past 25 years be a blogger?
- The FT lunches with Indonesian presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto. (Thanks Steve.)
- The story of Israel's richest man and his iron ore interests in one of Africa's poorest countries. (Thanks Alex.)
- I think Greg Sheridan is on to something here, but I would like to hear from students and academics:
International relations is a boom field in our universities. Ever fewer youngsters want to study Australian politics, ever more want to study international relations. These courses at universities have an almost built-in bias towards multilateral institutions and the mythology of the UN.