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Smith seeks to boost regional defence

An article in The Australian quotes an address to the Lowy Institute by Defence Minister Stephen Smith in which he said that Australia will need to boost defence ties with regional nations.

Smith defends US-China approach

In an article in The Australian Financial Review, John Kerin and Tony Walker report on a speech to the Lowy Institute on 9 August 2012 by Defence Minister Stephen Smith.

Interview: Professor Hugh White - US-China relationship

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Professor Hugh White was interviewed on ABC 666 Canberra's Mornings program on possible directions for the United States-China relationship, the subject of his new book, The China choice: why America should share power.

Interview: James Brown - Pitch Black

Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown was interviewed on Radio National's The World Today program on the major military exercise Pitch Black, which is under way in the Northern Territory.

US wrong on China: Keating

Greg Earl reports in The Australian Financial Review on a speech to the Lowy Institute by Mr Paul Keating, in which he warned that history showed the United States could not expect to win another war on the Asian mainland and should focus more on strategic cooperation with China.  Mr Keating was speaking at the launch of Hugh White's book, The China choice: why America should share power.

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan - Kofi Annan

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio's Evenings program on Kofi Annan's resignation from his role as the United Nations and Arab League special envoy on Syria.

Interview: Hugh White - US response to China

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Professor Hugh White was interviewed on Radio National's Breakfast program on the United States' options when China overtakes the US as the world's biggest economy.

Interview: Hugh White - The China Choice

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Professor Hugh White was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio's Breakfast program on his new book, The China choice: why America should share power.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - Uranium to UAE

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on ABC News 24's Afternoon Live program on the signing of a deal to sell uranium to the United Arab Emirates.

Interview: Dr Michael Wesley - China as threat

Executive Director Michael Wesley was interviewed on Radio Triple J's Hack program on the Intelligence Squared debate he participated in on the topic of whether China represents a threat to Australia.

Interview: Dr Michael Wesley - South China Sea

Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley was interviewed on SBS Ethnic Radio's World News Australia program on a potential role for Australia in defusing territorial tensions in the South China Sea.

China icy diplomacy

Joyce Man July, writing in the Global Post on China's increasing interest in Arctic resources, quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Australia and Fiji restore ties

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the news that Australia has restored diplomatic ties with Fiji, Daniel Flitton quotes Lowy Institute Acting Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, Annmaree O'Keeffe.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - Bob Carr speech

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on ABC News 24's Capitol Hill program on Foreign Minister Bob Carr's speech to the Lowy Institute on Australia's foreign relations on 27 July 2012. The interview can be viewed at:

Anthony Bubalo: RN Drive Close-up program: Tunisia revolution

Anthony Bubalo spoke with Waleed Aly on Tunisia's revolution, arguably the smoothest - and quickest - of the Arab Spring uprisings, and why has Tunisia been able to forge a relatively smooth path from revolution to democracy, while other countries have not.  A podcast is available:

Warning on Pacific 'flashpoint'

In an article in The Australian on the rapidly growing threat of conflict involving China, its neighbours and the United States in the South China Sea, Brendan Nicholson quotes Executive Director Michael Wesley.

Business as usual despite emphasis shift by Coalition

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on Chinese investment in Australia's resources sector, Leonie Lamont, Peter Cai, Liz Hannon and John Garnaut quote Mark Thirlwell, Program Director International Economy.

Analysts welcome new policy push

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's address to the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce in Beijing on 24 July 2012, Greg Earl quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.

Interview: Annmaree O'Keeffe - PNG election

Annmaree O'Keeffe, Acting Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute, was interviewed on ABC 666 Canberra's Mornings program on the second female candidate to win a seat in Papua New Guinea's latest general election.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - Navy vessels

Program Director International Security Rory Medcalf was interviewed on ABC Radio's PM program on the debate about the kind of boat that may be best for the new Navy combat ships.

China readies troops in islands tussle

Writing in The Australian Financial Review on China's moves to assert its sovereign claims in the South China Sea, Lisa Murray quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, on China's actions.

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan - Syrian regime

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on Channel 10's The Project on the deaths of three senior officials in Syria and the significance for the Al-Assad regime.

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan - Fighting in Syria

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on ABC 666's Drive program on fighting between government and rebel forces in Syria and the various options facing the West and President Al-Assad.

Many lights are trained on China

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on differing opinions by public figures on how Australia should deal with the rise of China, Greg Earl quotes Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley.

Sound of silence kills free speech

In an opinion piece in The Australian on threats to free speech in the media, Maurice Newman quotes the 2012 Lowy Institute Poll findings on attitudes towards democracy.

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