* Good read: returning to the debate on Afghanistan.
* So we're fighting in Yemen now/again? Kevin Drum on the future of 'non-war.'
* On China and fears for the future.
* A look at partisanship on the individual level.
* The end of Bush's neoconservatism.
* Four points that Obama will have to face in 2012.
* 'The dark side of South Korean pop music.'
* OK, ten was too many. How about a variable number of best picture nominations for the Oscars?
* Will there be any new Doctor Who in 2012?