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Defence umbrella put to the test

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Sam Roggeveen writes that friends and foes alike are watching as the US shoots down its satellite. The Australian, 20 February 2008, p. 14

Expats - time to use them wisely

In this opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove argues that Australia, with its large 'gold-collar' diaspora, is well positioned to benefit from the global trend towards the strengthening of diasporas.The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 February 2008, p. 11

Central banks and capital flows

Sudden capital outflows were at the heart of the 1997-8 Asian Crisis. Ten years later, capital flows are back on the policy agenda, but in a very different context. The countries of East Asia are now getting more inflows than they can effectively absorb and the upward pressure on exchange rates is

The world must adapt to diasporas

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove argues that the thickening of diasporas has important implications for global economics, politics and security.Financial Times, 15 February 2008, p. 9

How we missed a chance for peace

Sam Roggeveen, editor of the Lowy Institute blog, The Interpreter, reviews Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, by Richard Rhodes. Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 2008, p. S28 

PM Defence dilemma

In this opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Professor Hugh White argues that Kevin Rudd's good intentions may not be enough to fix the many operational problems within our armed forces. The Australian, 12 February 2008, p. 12

Sovereign wealth funds only part of the debate

In this opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville argues that Australia should push its own agenda on foreign investment. Australian Financial Review, 11 February 2008, p. 23

India should play its part

In this article in new Indian publication Pragati ('Progress'), International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that Australia alone cannot do all the running in building a strategic partnership with India

An indigenous element

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Executive Director Allan Gyngell argues the case for incorporating elements of indigenous culture in to Australia's official welcomes for foreign dignitaries. The Australian, 31 January 2007, p. 12

Everybody needs good neighbours

In this opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Jenny Hayward-Jones, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program Director, argues that Australia needs to accept its regional identity and engage with its Pacific Island neighbours as sovereign partners rather than simply as recipients of aid in

Time to lift our game and engage India

In this opinion piece in The Age, international security program director Rory Medcalf argues that recent progress in China-India relations is a reminder that Australia needs to invest more seriously in its India diplomacy. The Age, 17 January 2008, p. 15

World order under stress: issues & initiatives

Professor Robert O'Neill AO, a member of the Lowy Institute's Board of Directors, delivered the Cunningham Lecture for 2007 at the Academy of the Social Sciences. The title of his Lecture, available here, is 'World order under stress: issues and initiatives for the 21st century

Anglo-Saxon attitudes

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Owen Harries has published a review of a new book, 'God and Gold: Britain, America, and the making of the modern world', by Walter Russell Mead, in Foreign Affairs magazine. Foreign Affairs, January/February 2008

How Australia can help Pakistan

In this opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, international security program director Rory Medcalf identifies the steps Australia can and should take to pursue its declared support for a more democratic and secure order in Pakistan, following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.Sydney Morning

Overhyped, but blogs are here to stay

In an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, Sam Roggeveen, editor of the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter, argues that blogs have never completely lived up to their early hype. But they are gaining political importance, and they are influencing the conduct of foreign and strategic policy

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Sam Roggeveen presentation

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 types of bloggers - pyjama-clad loners in their basements, political dissidents, journalists and think

U.S.-Australian relations in a new era

On 6 December 2007, as part of it Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute hosted an address by the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, on U.S.-Australian relations in a new era. This important speech was the first delivered by a senior U.S.

Hawks see end is NIE

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, argues that the chances of a military strike against Iran are now more remote.The Australian, 5 December 2007, p. 14

Liquid terror

In a new Lowy Institute Perspectives, Waleed Aly explores the connection between international policy and domestic radicalisation.A presentation to the Lowy Institute by Waleed Aly on this topic is also available

We must add voice to sovereign funds debate

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville writes that the growth of state-run investment giants raises issues for Australia. Australian Financial Review, 3 December 2007, p. 23

AIDS: no time for complacency

Bill Bowtell, Director of the Lowy Institute's Asia Pacific HIV Project, published an article in the ABC's online magazine, Unleashed, on 3 December 2007. 

Ally with a new attitude

In this opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times on 29 November 2007, Dr Michael Fullilove described the implications for the United States of the Howard Government's defeat at last weekend's Australian federal election.Los Angeles Times, 29 November 2007, p. A23This article was republished in The

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Pru Goward presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 21 November, New South Wales Shadow Minister for Climate Change and the Environment Pru Goward explored the human frailties and rivalries and growth expectations that will make solving climate change so difficult. Ms Goward's presentation was entitled 'The state,

The great convergence

Along with globalisation, the onset of sustained, rapid catch-up growth in the developing world is one of the most important forces shaping the world economy. This development can be described as a Great Convergence that is unwinding the consequences of a previous Great Divergence that divided the

The Lowy Institute Review, August 2007

The second Lowy Institute Review has been released. It describes in detail the activities of the Lowy Institute in 2006-2007 and is now available for download here

Geeing up the G-20

In this Policy Brief, Malcolm Cook and Mark Thirlwell make the case for a greater role for the G-20 in the international economic architecture

Foreign policy after George W. Bush

In the November/December 2007 issue of The American Interest, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Owen Harris has written a response to Barry Posen's article 'Foreign policy after George W. Bush: the case for restraint'.The entire Posen article, with comments and responses can be read at: http://www

Lawrence of Arabia is out of place in Iraq

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times, Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, argues against the current liberal usage of Lawrence's aphorisms to fit our own times.Financial Times, 12 November 2007, p. 13

Roosevelt lessons for future presidents

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times on 8 November 2007, Dr Michael Fullilove marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's victory over Herbert Hoover by suggesting some lessons the White House could learn from FDR's presidency. Financial Times, 8 November 2007, p. 11

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Dr Meryl Williams presentation

On 7 November at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Dr Meryl Williams launched her new Lowy Institute Paper entitled 'Enmeshed: Australia and Southeast Asia's Fisheries'. Southeast Asia's oceans are fast running out of fish, putting the livelihoods of up to 100 million people at risk, leading to more

Enmeshed: Australia and Southeast Asia fisheries

Southeast Asia's oceans are fast running out of fish, putting the livelihoods of up to 100 million people at risk, leading to more illegal incursions into Australia's northern fisheries and putting the future of shared stocks between Australia and Southeast Asia at grave risk

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

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