Here is your Thursday Morning Linkage!

    • New bird flu cases from China: how worried should we be?
    • Tom Bollyky: Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 in India?
    • Obama budget proposes buying about half of food aid locally in affected countries and regions rather than from American farmers, a big shift
    • American Al-Shabaab and his curious relationship with counter-terrorism community
    • GDELT event dataset is out, publicly available, and may revolutionize quantitative conflict studies (some discussion of its origins from Will Moore)
    • One of my SXSW finds, The Lone Bellow, at one of NPR’s final Tiny Desk Concerts before the move to a new building