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Prospects for Zimbabwe

On 29 August 2007, as part of the Lowy Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, President of the Movement for Democratic Change and Leader of the Opposition of Zimbabwe, addr

Hizbullah post-war dilemma

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 19 March, Chief of Army Visiting Fellow Colonel Rodger Shanahan discussed the current status of Lebanese Hizbullah and how political forces may shape its future in

Blogging world politics

At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 12 December, Sam Roggeveen, editor of the Lowy Institute's blog The Interpreter, in a presentation entitled 'Blogging World Politics', discussed the impact that all t

Iraq transition to democracy

As part of the Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, His Excellency Mr Hoshyar Zebari, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq, addressed the Lowy Institute on 22 May 2007.  His pre

Terrestrial carbon in developing nations

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 19 November, Ralph Ashton, Fellow in the Climate and Energy Program at ANU and Warwick McKibbin, Lowy Institute Professorial Fellow, discuss how to include terrest

Security challenges for a rising India

On 4 June at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, leading Indian strategic analyst Rahul Roy-Chaudhury looked at India's changing strategic outlook, including in its dealings with Australia and the Asia-Pa

Second thoughts on globalisation

On 4 April, at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Mark Thirlwell, Director of the Institute's International Economy Program, discussed his forthcoming Lowy Institute Paper, 'Second thoughts on globalisat

OSCE and the Asia-Pacific

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 Bricham

A Copenhagen price collar

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process has focused on commitments of developed countries with an exclusive goal of emission reductions from historical base year

Dangerous games

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 9 July, Professor Margaret MacMillan, Professor of International History at the University of Oxford and the Warden of St Antony’s College, discussed how history c

Possible parallels

On 28 September 2009, as part of the Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute was pleased to host H.E. Prof.

Perilous journeys

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 14 November 2007, Mr Peter Beck, Executive Director of the U.S.

Design faults

On 18 July, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Allan Gyngell, addressed the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy about his new Policy Brief, entitled Design faults: the Asia Pacific’s regional archit

Iraq and Afghanistan

In the Wednesday Lunch on 24 September, Non–resident Fellow Lydia Khalil shared her recent experiences traveling and working in Iraq and Afghanistan and discussed how commonalities can be applied t

The return of geo-economics

At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 23 June, Mark Thirlwell, Director of the Institute’s International Economy program, discussed the entanglement of international economics, geopolitics and security, a

Can we eliminate nuclear weapons?

The 2010 Dr John Gee Memorial Lecture, 'Can we eliminate nuclear weapons?', was presented by Joseph Cirincione, who has devoted a long career to the study of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear d

Australia-China Relations

East Asia Program Director Linda Jakobson discusses the evolving nature of Australia-China relations in 2012.

Putin, the elections and Russia - 2018

At the Lowy Lecture on 12 April 2012, Russia experts Dr Alexey Muraviev and Professor Graeme Gill discussed what a Putin presidency will mean for the world and the Asia-Pacific region.

Global displacement

The issue of refugees and asylum-seekers provokes heated public debate in many countries around the world, including in Australia.

Scientists in politics and policy

Scientists, and experts more generally, have choices about the roles that they play in today's political debates on topics such as global warming, genetically modified foods, and food and drug safe

After Fukushima: the outlook for Japan

On the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, the Lowy Institute convened a panel on 7 March 2012 to discuss how Japan's government, society and economy have responded to the tragedy, and whether i

How to stop the boats

At the Lowy Lecture on 14 December 2011, Dr Khalid Koser reviewed and assessed the Australian government's efforts to reduce unauthorised boat arrivals over the last year.

Iran, the Shi'a crescent and the Arab Spring

In the Lowy Lecture Series on 14 September 2011, Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan examined the Arab Spring from the perspective of the region's Sunni-Shi'a divide, characterise

China and global governance

How does China's government view its role in global governance? Would it like to change the basis of the present global order, and if so, how does it plan to go about doing so?

Launch of Antactica Policy Brief

In the Food for Thought event in Canberra on 8 August 2011, National Security Fellow Ellie Fogarty launched a report that analyses what Australia’s national interests in Antarctica are, and conside

Change and stability in Asia

At the Lowy Lecture on 25 August 2011, Michael Wesley outlined the components of Asia's stability and the different investments of the region's countries in that stability.

Conservatism in internationa relations

At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 29 June, Lowy Institute Fellow and blog editor Sam Roggeveen attempted to rescue conservatism from some of its most ardent supporters, including the neo-conservative

Protecting our borders

On Wednesday 8 June, as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute was pleased to host a speech by the Hon.

Pakistan: a hard country

n the past decade Pakistan has become a country of immense importance to its region, the United States, and the world.