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People | experts Alan Dupont
Nonresident Fellow
Lowy Institute
Areas of ExpertisePolitical and strategic developments in East Asia; transnational security issues; intelligence; Australian national security and defence

Defensive driving is Smith new mission

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Senior Non-resident Fellow Alan Dupont argues that the Australian Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, must show strategic direction.The Australian, 29 March 2012, p. 8 

Let end muddled thinking on China

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow Professor Alan Dupont writes that signals we send to Beijing are confusing.The Australian, 22 June 2011, p. 8

Living with the dragon: why Australia needs a China strategy

In this Policy Brief, Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow, Professor Alan Dupont argues that Australia has failed to grasp the full implications of China’s meteoric rise or the risk of conflict in the Western Pacific. He calls for a coherent, national approach to China, one that is informed

Defence has battle at home

Alan Dupont's opinion piece examines Australian defence issues and the rush to complete the defence white paper. The Australian, 20 November 2008, p. 12

Obama herculean task

The euphoria and promise of Barak Obama’s election triumph will soon be tempered by the stark prospect of US weakness and decline. The new president has a power of work ahead of him if he is to restore the tarnished US brand and repair the financial mess that is likely to be his predecessor’s

Benefits offset costs of US alliance

In this opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Non-resident Senior Fellow Alan Dupont examines the results of a survey, commissioned by Sydney University's United States Studies Centre, on Australian attitudes towards the United States. Sydney Morning Herald, 3 October 2007, p. 13

How all empires end

Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow Alan Dupont reviews 'The Upside of Down' by political scientist and environmental author Thomas Homer-Dixon. The Australian, 21 July 2007, p. 12

Will this be the Pacific Century?

This Lowy Institute Perspective, by Non-resident Senior Fellow Professor Alan Dupont, is based on his presentation to the Fifth Pacific Armies' Chiefs' Conference (PACC V), in Sydney, on 6 August 2007

Scorched earth an insecure place

Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow, Professor Alan Dupont, writes on the new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is the author, with Dr Graeme Pearman, of a Lowy Institute Paper entitled 'Heating up the planet: climate change and security

The schizophrenic superpower

Dr Alan Dupont has published an article entitled The Schizophrenic Superpower in the journal The National Interest. When Robert Kagan famously wrote that, in their approach to power and security, Americans are from Mars and Europeans from Venus, what might he have said about Japan? In most

We have to bring out the big guns

In this opinion piece, Dr Alan Dupont of the Lowy Institute details expectations of the upcoming 2005 strategic update and suggests that an army with greater firepower will improve national security. The Australian, 29 November 2005, p. 12

Place at the table essential

Dr Alan Dupont, Senior Fellow for International Security at the Lowy Institute, writes in this opinion piece that at last Australia is fully engaged with Southeast Asia. The Australian, 29 July 2005, p. 15

Grand strategy, national security and the Australian Defence Force

In this paper in the Perspectives series, Dr Alan Dupont argues that Australia needs an overarching national security strategy to deal with the very different security challenges of the 21st century. Without one, Australia will be condemned to repeat the mistakes of the past where policy is made on

Neighbours back on track

Dr Alan Dupont writes that Australia's relationship with Asia has changed in fundamental ways. Far from being marginalised in the region, Australia is actually being courted by Asia. Australian Financial Review, 31 March 2005, p. 63

Regional tensions awaken

Dr Alan Dupont, Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute, argues that Australia must not overlook relations between China and Japan. Dr Dupont is the author of a recent Lowy Institute Paper entitled Unsheathing the Samurai Sword: Japan's Changing Security Policy.Australian Financial Review, 3 March

Japan flexes its vocal chords

Dr Alan Dupont writes on Japan's changing security policy and some opposing views about its strategic intentions. Dr Dupont is the author of a recent Lowy Institute Paper entitled Unsheathing the Samurai Sword: Japan's Changing Security Policy. Straits Times Interactive, 29 November 2004 

Let help Japan play Asian role

Tokyo's muscular outlook won't mark a return to a militaristic past, writes Dr Alan Dupont. Dr Dupont is the author of a new Lowy Institute Paper entitled: Unsheathing the Samurai Sword: Japan's Changing Security Policy. The Australian, 15 November 2004, p. 9

Book review: Regionalism in the New Asia-Pacific Order

Dr Alan Dupont reviews Regionalism in the New Asia-Pacific Order: The Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region, Volume II, by Joseph Camilleri (Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2003).This review was published in Global Change, Peace & Security, Volume 16, Number 3, October 2004

The strategic implications for Australia of an FTA with China

In this paper Alan Dupont argues that the proposed Free Trade Agreement with China, if consummated, will be highly symbolic of the growing interdependence between Australia and China, underpinning the development of a qualitatively different political and strategic relationship from that of the past