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Revisiting Africa

Africa is usually in the news for all the wrong reasons: civil conflict, endemic disease, even terrorism.

Why naval power matters

Western militaries in the early 21st century find themselves busy with land-based stabilisation and counter-insurgency missions.  Yet at the same time, many countries are embarking on major new inv

New ways of funding development assistance

On 16 May at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Sir Richard Feachem reflected on his term at the Global Fund and whether the Global Fund PPP model might be more broadly applied across the spectrum of dev

NGOs in the Middle East

On 5 December at a Tuesday Lunch at Lowy, Dr Ron Pundak, Executive Director of the Peres Center for Peace, spoke on the topic, 'The role of an NGO in the Middle East'.

Future trends in terrorism

On 23 October, as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute for International Policy hosted a panel discussion with three of America's leading experts on terrorism, Marc Sageman,

Capital Punishment

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 9 August, Dr Michael Fulilove launched his new Policy Brief, entitled Capital punishment and Australian foreign policy.

The GFC and international migration

The global financial crisis is having a significant impact on international migration: for the first time in 25 years there has been a reduction in labour migration flows around the world; growing

Liquid terror

On 19 September at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Waleed Aly, in a presentation entitled 'Liquid terror: the dynamics of home-grown radicalisation', examined the contentious issue of radicalisation i

Dealing with a powerful India

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 20 June, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, assessed the likely impacts of a powerful India on Australia's future strategic environment.

Re-inventing West Asia

On 21 February at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Anthony Bubalo launched the Lowy Institute's fifth and newest program, the West Asia Program, incorporating the Middle East and South Asia.

Australasian Anxieties

On Tuesday 30 June the Lowy Institute was pleased to host a lecture in its Distinguished Speaker Series by the author and political adviser Graham Freudenberg AM.

A force for good?

On 26 July at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Professor Hugh White addressed the challenges of modern armies and humanitarian missions. His presentation was entitled 'A force for good?

Troubled Thailand

For the past few weeks our TV news and newspaper front pages have shown us chaotic images from downtown Bangkok.

Wicked weapons

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

North Korea opens

On 1 October 2008, Dr Marcus Noland, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, spoke about North Korea and how its nuclear ambitions and geographic position draw the atte

What makes a terrorist?

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 27 August 2008, rising terrorism specialist Dr Adam Dolnik looked at the successes and failures of the field of terrorism studies, and offered some explanations ab

Migration, remittances and development

As part of the Lowy Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, Dr Dilip Ratha, Senior Economist and Manager, Migration and Remittances in the World Bank's Development Prospects Group based in Washin

Journeying in America

At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 20 August 2008, Don Watson, one of Australia's most distinguished writers and public speakers, explored themes in his latest book, 'American Journeys', a narrative of

Going global: Australia-Japan relations

At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 16 June, Malcolm Cook and Andrew Shearer discussed how the Australia-Japan relationship can help both countries respond to the emerging new order in international rel

New South Wales' place in the world

In federal systems like Australia, international policy and broader international engagement are usually, and incorrectly, seen as solely matters for the national government.

The future of Europe

The political and economic unification of Europe through the European Union is one of the modern world's greatest political projects.

GFC: Cause and consequences

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 8 April 2009, Professor Warwick McKibbin explored how well the global financial crisis can be understood as a series of unexpected shocks, what these shocks were a

The values of the multilateral trading system

On 2 March 2009, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute hosted a speech by Mr Pascal Lamy, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, on the values of the multil

Disarming doubt: book launch

Disarming Doubt, a new book-length report produced by the Lowy Institute in partnership with the Center for the Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Japan Institute of International Affa

Technology warfare and the course of history

Mr Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, spoke at the Lowy Institute on 17 May on the situation in Iraq, including the prospects for the current

The March of Patriots

This week’s Wednesday Lowy Lunch focused on the foreign policy dimensions of Paul Kelly’s new book, 'The March of Patriots: The struggle for modern Australia'.  Divided by temperament, politics and

Nuclear arms control and disarmament

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 12 March 2008, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf proposed a new type of arms control initiative for the Rudd Government, one focused primarily o

Horizontal Asia

For much of the twentieth century the West's conception of Asia largely focused on Northeast and Southeast Asia.

Nuclear power in Southeast Asia

On 9 April at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Singapore-based analyst and journalist Andrew Symon spoke about the increasing interest in nuclear energy in Southeast Asia, to coincide with the launch o

The current situation in Zimbabwe

Our regular Lowy Lunch was held on Thursday, May 3 to allow a special visiting speaker, Archbishop Pius Ncube, to update us on the current situation in Zimbabwe.

Shakespeare, ideology and terrorism

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 20 February, Dr Simon Haines, the Reader in English at the Australian National University, spoke on 'Shakespeare, ideology and terrorism'.

Obama First Hundred Days

Ever since the days of Franklin Roosevelt, a new president’s first hundred days in office have come to be seen as the first important measure of his performance.

Thinking blue

Governing climate and weather, shaping planetary chemistry, generating most of the atmospheric oxygen, the ocean is vital to all life.

China Changing Lecture

On the evening of February 25th, the Lowy Institute hosted a lecture by Clinton Dines reflecting on China’s transformation in the last three decades.

Thinking blue

Governing climate and weather, shaping planetary chemistry, generating most of the atmospheric oxygen, the ocean is vital to all life.