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China presents tough challenge

In an opinion article published in the Canberra Times, Raoul Heinrichs, coordinator of the Lowy Institute's MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Project, argues that the recent downturn in Sino-Australian relations is largely symbolic, a result of Beijing's heavy-handed diplomacy and Canberra's

The China Paradox

In an opinion article published in the Wall Street Journal Europe and Asia editions, Andrew Shearer examines recent developments in the Australia-China relationship and the potential for friction caused by incidents such as the failed Chinalco bid for Rio Tinto and the Stern Hu affair.Wall Street

Excess bank reserves won't inflate system

In an Economic Briefing in The Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville argues that the world's central banks can print money and still control inflation. Australian Financial Review, 17 August 2009, p. 20

The Pacific Islands and the World Conference

The countries of the Pacific region, once remote from the global centres of economic power, are now in the most dynamic economic region in the world. But are they using this position to their own advantage? Are they taking the right approach to realise their potential? These were the key questions

How much Chinese?

In an opinion piece in The Fiji Times Online, Research Fellow Fergus Hanson outlines China's aid program to the Pacific Islands region.Fiji Times Online, 3 August 2009

Rudd and Obama friendship bolsters the alliance

In an article for the online publication, The Punch, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, writes on the alliance between Australia and the United States under a Labor prime minister and a Democratic president.The Punch, 11 August 2009

Conference papers

The following papers presented at the Lowy Institute conference, The Pacific Islands and the World: The Global Economic Crisis, are available here.Jim Adams, The Global Financial Crisis and the Pacific paradox.Ann Sherry AO, Partnerships for prosperity.Dr Jong-Wha Lee, Impacts of the Global Economic

A failure to deal with Fiji blots regional forum copybook

In an opinion piece in The Age, Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute, argues that Australia has a unique responsibility as Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum over the next year to guide the Pacific region through the challenges of the

The Pacific Islands and the World Conference

The Lowy Institute's conference, The Pacific Islands and the World: The Global Economic Crisis, held in Brisbane on 2 and 3 August, created an opportunity for Pacific Island leaders, minsters, officials from international and regional organisations, private sector and civil society representatives

The West can win in Afghanistan

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, and Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, argue that now is not the time to abandon Afghanistan.Australian Financial Review, 28 July 2009, p. 63

The big clumsy panda in the Pacific

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Fergus Hanson argues that China would do well to reconsider its approach to its aid-giving in the Pacific region.Sydney Morning Herald, 23 July 2009, p. 13

Only unpopular reform will make system safer

In an Economic Briefing in The Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville writes that politicians and taxpayers must get the recalcitrant financial sector into line. Australian Financial Review, 20 July 2009, p. 20

3 questions à...Michael Fullilove

In Issue 10 of Les Carnets du Cap, a publication of the Centre for Analysis and Prediction (CAP) of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Dr Michael Fullilove answers three questions about Australia’s foreign policy.Les Carnets du Cap, Issue 10, Winter-2008-Spring2009, pp 129-134

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Wicked weapons - Rory Medcalf presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 24 June, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, drew upon recent consultations in the region to warn that efforts to reduce global nuclear dangers will founder if they do not account for the rising strategic concerns of North Asian powers, especially

The Lowy Institute MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Project

On the 28-29 May, a team from the Lowy Institute attended the inaugural grantees meeting of the MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Initiative in Singapore. The team, led by Director of Studies Andrew Shearer, participated in a workshop alongside 26 partner institutions from the Asia-Pacific, which

The pop president

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, argues that President Obama would do well to borrow from Machiavelli's observation that to be loved is good, to be feared is better.Sydney Morning Herald, 20-21 June 2009, News Review p. 5

Distinguished Speaker Series - Ambassador de Brichambaut presentation

On 16 June, as part of the Lowy Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in Europe, Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, spoke on the relevance of this body to the Asia-Pacific and what it offers to partners in this

No need to fear rates this time

In an Economic Briefing in The Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville writes that markets expect interest rates to rise next year but that doesn't mean inflation is about to take off. Australian Financial Review, 15 June 2009, p. 20

The US and Iran: dare to dance

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, argues that the outcome of Iran's presidential election could challenge the Obama Administration's hitherto cautious engagement of Iran, even if the outcome of the election does not have a substantive

Troubled waters in need of oil

In an article in leading Indian current affairs magazine Tehelka, Rory Medcalf, coordinator of the Australia-India Roundtable, proposes some ways to deal with the crisis over the safety of Indian students in Australia. The Australian Federal and State governments have responsibilities, as do

Canada war crimes trial

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Research Fellow Fergus Hanson argues that there is a growing awareness among states that ending impunity for war crimes requires an integrated approach where national courts support and supplement international war crimes trials, and that to be a part of that

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Anthony Bubalo presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 3 June 2009, Anthony Bubalo, Director of the West Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, previewed Iran's presidential election on 12 June. He discussed what it will mean for Iran's foreign relations and in particular for the Obama Administration's efforts to engage

Hard to fight the nukes of hazard

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sam Roggeveen, editor of the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter, argues that nuclear weapons give North Korea exactly what it wants - security for the regime and the country. Nothing the US can offer will do that job better than nuclear weapons.&

Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr David McCormick presentation

On 26 May, the Lowy Institute was pleased to host a speech in our Distinguished Speaker Series by Dr David McCormick, Distinguished Service Professor of Information Technology, Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, on the current state of the world economy

Distinguished Speaker Series - Robert McClelland presentation

The Lowy Institute was pleased to host, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, who in his presentation, 'Human rights: a moral compass', outlined the Government's approach to human rights and upcoming reforms aimed at strengthening

Challenges afloat in white paper

In an article in a Special Report on Defence in the Weekend Australian, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White examines the plans for investment in expansion in Australia's surface navy. The Weekend Australian, 23-24 May 2008, p. Special Report - Defence, p. 5

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Florian Westphal presentation

On 20 May 2009 at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Florian Westphal, the head of media at the International Committee of the Red Cross, in a presentation entitled 'Dealing with war crimes: what role for media and humanitarian organisations?' addressed the question of how the media and humanitarian

Repeating history

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Dr Malcolm Cook, Program Director East Asia, and Andrew Shearer, Director of Studies, look at how domestic economic change in Japan and shared regional concerns can strengthen ties between Australia and Japan and build on what is Australia's

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