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Terror threat in S-E Asia 'remains high'

In a speech in Canberra yesterday, Nick Warner, the Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), listed a range of emerging and growing threats, including cyber warfare, regional people-smuggling and the spread of nuclear weapons. Jonathan Pearlman reported on the speech in The Straits Times.

Veil of secrecy lifted: ASIS head talks

The Australian Secret Intelligence Service, or ASIS, is Australia's equivalent of Britain's MI6 or America's CIA, gathering intelligence for Australia overseas. In the 60-year history of ASIS, no head of the organisation has spoken publicly. On 19 July 2012 the ASIS Director-General, Nick Warner, did so at a Lowy Institute lecture. Mr Warner  was interviewed on ABC's PM program.. 

Interview: Rory Medcalf - ASIS

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on Radio National's Asia Pacific program on the role of ASIS, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, along with Mr Nick Warner, Director-General of ASIS, on the contents of Mr Warner's speech to the Lowy Institute on 19 July, 'ASIS at 60'.

Dirty bomb is spies' worst nightmare

In an article in The Australian Financial Review, John Kerin reports on a speech to the Lowy Institute on 19 July 2012 by Mr Nick Warner, Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service.

ADF to welcome back mine recruits

Deborah Snow, writing in The Newcastle Herald on recent exit surveys carried out by the Australian Defence Force, quotes a speech to the Lowy Institute on 30 May 2012 by General David Hurley.

E-diplomacy: foreign policy in 140 characters

Nick Bryant, writing for BBC News Magazine about Twitter and the other online tools that governments are increasingly using to extend their spheres of internet influence, quotes Lowy Institute Research Fellow Fergus Hanson.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - South China Sea

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on ABC 702's Mornings program on a recent incident involving a Chinese frigate in the South China Sea.

Interview: Dr Malcom Cook - Clinton visit to Laos

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Dr Malcolm Cook was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio's Evenings program on Hillary Clinton's visit to Laos, the first by a US Secretary of State in 57 years, and the agenda for the ASEAN Forum.

Philippines monitoring rescue of stuck Chinese ship

Reporting in the Philippine Star that the Philippines will continue to monitor efforts by China to extract its warship that ran aground in a shoal off Palawan, Aurea Calica quotes Program Director International Security, Rory Medcalf.

Mutual suspicion mars relationship

Writing in The Australian Financial Review about conflicting signals in Australia's relationship with China, John Kerin quotes East Program Director Linda Jakobson.

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan - Syrian crisis

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed by Michael Kenny on SBS on the United Nations-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan's trip to Iran to discuss the crisis in Syria.

Australia unease with the unknown

A blog post for The Interpreter on Australia-China relations by Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia,  was also published by Caixin Online.

Interview: Anthony Bubalo - Sinai

Sinai is ancient, religiously significant and geopolitically strategic, so how does it figure in the new, democratic Egypt?  Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, was interviewed on Radio National's Drive program on this topic on 5 July 2012.

Interview: Dr Dave McRae - Indonesian boat crews

Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae was interviewed on Radio National's PM program on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's call on Australia to speed up the release of underage crew caught on people smuggling boats. 

Darwin the origin of new species of talks

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the possible implications of the Indonesian President's visit to Darwin, Peter Hartcher quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Interview: Dr Dave McRae - Visit of Indonesian President

Dr Dave McRae, Research Fellow in the East Asia Program, was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio's Mornings program on the visit to Australia of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for the second annual Indonesia-Australia Leaders' Meeting.

Controversial carbon tax hits Australian polluters

In an article in The Times, Lucinda Beaman reports on Australia's imposition of a controversial carbon tax as part of efforts to tackle climate change and quotes the Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Full agenda for Indonesia summit

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on Australia's diplomacy with Indonesia, Greg Earl quotes the 2012 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

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