1. A review of the principle US national security documents: I’ve only dipped into this so far and still need to read it properly, but appears to be a useful analysis of the US’ NSS, QDR, QDDR, Nato 2020, NP and BM reports.
2. SWFs unlikely to play white knight to the Euro: their investment strategies likely to emphasise investments in infrastructure and property over shares. This may have significant implications for ownership of large national assets and the real estate market – but most importantly Euro banks may not face interest
4. Australia reviews Asian links: Gillard commissions a new white paper on Australia’s relations with Asia. Is there a future in writing more white papers on Foreign policy issues in order to drive multidisciplinary and whole of government approaches?
5. Singapore global dialogue: Can there be an Asian response to the search for global governance and innovative solutions to the common challenges of humanity?