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Northeast Asia turns its attention to the Arctic

In an analysis brief for the National Bureau of Asian Research, Lowy Institute East Asia Program Director Linda Jakobson writes that China, Japan, and South Korea are all vigorously lobbying to become a permanent observer on the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum established in 1996. 

Challenges facing the G20 in 2013

The first issue of the Lowy Institute G20 Monitor, which will regularly report on G20 developments and analyse issues, has been released. The first issue of the Monitor, which is produced by the G20 Studies Centre, canvases the challenges facing the G20 in 2013

China Arctic aspirations

China wants to be part of the Arctic order and, as a rising power, emphasizes the global implications of the Arctic’s melting ice. Although several non-Chinese observers have described China’s actions in the Arctic as ‘more assertive’, and the Chinese Government has taken

America China dilemma

In an opinion piece for the Straits Times, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White analyses whether or not America's policy towards China is one of containment

The 2012 Australia-India Roundtable: Co-Chairs' Statement

Australia and India are poised at an historic moment in their relationship. Building on recent positive steps, the links between the two democracies now need sustained creative thinking and efforts on the part of government, business and society to strengthen them further. This will ensure the

PNG New Voices 2012

The summary report of the first ever PNG New Voices conference highlights the enthusiasm of Papua New Guinea’s young people to participate in debate about PNG’s economy and international outlook in the Asian century. Conference participants called for higher-quality leadership and the creation

Environmental change and migration: implications for Australia

In the Pacific Islands region, climate change and natural disasters could displace potentially  thousands of people in coming years.  A significant number of these people could end up as environmental migrants to Australia.  In this Analysis, Dr Khalid Koser argues that Australia

Papua New Guinea in the Asian Century

 The Hon Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, spoke at the Lowy Institute on 29 November 2012 as part of the Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series. The Prime Minister’s address was entitled ‘Papua New Guinea in the Asian Century’.  

The Pacific digital future

Danielle Cave, Research Associate in The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, writes in the PNG Post Courier about her research findings published in a recent Lowy Institute Analysis, Digital islands: How the Pacific's ICT revolution is transforming the region

Pivoting the map: Australia Indo-Pacific system

On 21 November  2012, Rory Medcalf gave a major public lecture to launch the new Centre of Gravity Series, the flagship policy papers of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University, Canberra. In recent years, the Asia-Pacific definition of Australia’s

New leaders unlikely to be bold reformers

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, writes that those who want to see China's leaders initiate bold reforms will probably be disappointed in the 'old' and 'conservative' Politburo Standing Committee

Blocking flow to Asia bread basket

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Dr Milton Osborne writes that the construction of a dam on the Mekong River such as the one at Xayaburi in Laos could be disastrous

Weasel words on defence

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown writes that a frank conversation about Australia's defence capabilities and strategic policy should be had at this week's AUSMIN talks in Perth

2012 Annual Lowy Lecture - Address by Cameron Clyne

Cameron Clyne, National Australia Bank Chief Executive Officer, delivered the prestigious 2012 Lowy Institute annual lecture, with a lecture titled ‘Funding Australia’s Future’. Mr Clyne’s address looked at the lessons learnt from the Global Financial Crisis and what we needed to do better

Stealth in Beijing

In an opinion in the Indian Express on China's military modernisation, Sam Roggeveen, Editor of  the Lowy Institute's weblog The Interpreter, writes that analyses of aircraft carriers and jet fighter designs such as China's newest stealth fighter aircraft give us hints of China

India and China: competitive coexistence in the Asian Century

In this book chapter, the Lowy Institute’s Rory Medcalf and Ashley Townshend examine the factors that are likely to influence the strategic dynamic of the China-India bilateral relationship in the Asian Century. Although engagement through trade, defence dialogue and high-level visits has

US must stay engaged in Asia

In an invited opinion piece in The Straits Times, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White writes on the power relationship between China and the United States in Asia's strategic future

Australia place in the Asian century

In this extended article for The Diplomat, the Lowy Institute’s Rory Medcalf examines the aspirations and the omissions of the Australia’s Government’s October 2012 Asian Century white paper. He argues that the paper presents too benign and linear a view of the Asian strategic

Recognising the Asian Century at last

In a piece for ON LINE Opinion, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, writes that Australia will harm its credibility in Asia if it allows the ambitious new Asian Century White Paper to be a substitute for policy action

Australia Pollyanna Asia Policy

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, writes that the Asia White Paper's underlying assumption is that the region will be devoid of major upheaval. 

Bold on vision, short on funding

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, writes that, for all its wise ideas, detailed data and positive intent, the Australian government's Asia White Paper has obvious weaknesses

Why Australia Security Council bid was a mistake

Research Associate Danielle Cave wrote a piece for Inside Story on how Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs, starved of funds, has spread itself too thinly since the launch of Australia's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council

The Australia India story continues

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, has published an opinion piece in the Urdu-language newspaper The Daily Milpa, New Delhi, on the significance of the visit to India by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

The complex legacy of Norodom Sihanouk

Milton Osborne, a Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney, and the author of four books on the history and politics of Cambodia, including Sihanouk: Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness (1994) has published a detailed obituary of Norodom Sihanouk in The Phnom Penh Post

PNG New Voices Conference Agenda

The Lowy Institute's New Voices conference will be held in Port Moresby, Papua Guinea on 22 October, featuring prominent young Papua New Guineans and emerging leaders. 

The era of the Indo-Pacific

In an opinion piece in The Indian Express, Rory Medcalf, convenor of the Australia-India Roundtable and Program Director International Security, writes that the Indian and Australian prime ministers can take satisfaction from the reinvention of the bilateral relationship

A new maturity in Australia-India ties

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security and Convenor of the Australia-India Roundtable, writes that Prime Minister Julia Gillard's visit to India heralds a fresh level of trust

Double threat to democracy

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae, in an article for the Review section of The Australian Financial Review, argues that in light of the significant efforts Indonesia has made to reduce the threat of terrorism, the time is overdue for the government to bring another form of extremism

Where the eagle lands is neither here nor there

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove writes that despite the foreign-policy differences between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, the outcome of the US election will not threaten the Australia-Unites States alliance