Daniel Drezner notes that Chinese sabre-rattling over maritime borders is starting to encourage other East Asian countries--ASEAN member-states and Japan to start--to form a coalition to counterbalance China.
Eastern Approaches reports on the baffling and horrible decision of a Jobbik MP to call for a list of Jews. What does this say about Hungarian politics?
At Far Outliers, Joel posts an excerpt from J.H. Elliott's Imperial Spain: 1469-1716 which makes the point that, as New World populations crashed over the 16th century while New World industries prospered, Spain's initial economic advantage from its captive market disappeared.
Still writing at False Steps, Paul Dryedescribes a recently aborted proposed mission to a Near Earth Asteroid.
Lawyers, Guns and Money's Erik Loomis takes issue with an essay arguing that the Latin American left has a conflicted relationship with indigenous peoples.
The Map Room's Jonathan Crowe is disappointed by the maps of the new Game of Thrones atlas collection.
Joshua Foust at Registan takes issue with a confident Kazakhstani national identity that's compromised by extensive censorship.
Torontoist covers the reaction of the Don Bosco Eagles, the high school football team coached by Rob Ford, to their loss at the Metro Bowl.