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The Interpreter and Caijing magazine

I'm very proud to announce that today marks the beginning of The Interpreter's collaboration with China's leading business magazine, Caijing. At least once a fortnight, Caijing's website will feature a post from The Interpreter, with today's selection a piece by Mark Thirlwell on the BRIC

So long, and thanks for all the blogs

I know this post is a little self-indulgent, but this is my last day as Executive Director of the Lowy Institute and therefore (although Sam will attest to my lightness of touch in the job) as Editor in Chief of this blog.  Soon after the Institute was set up six years ago, we talked about

New blog feature: 'Interpreter debates'

In the post immediately below this one, you'll see a message just above the main text that is new to The Interpreter. It reads: This post is part of a debate - read more in this debate. Because keeping up with a blog debate can involve a lot of confusing back-and-forth page navigation, we'

Welcome to the new look Interpreter

I'm not going to spend an awful lot of space taking you through the new features of the blog. There are a few, but since (I'm guessing here) 90% of you don't read the instructions when you get a new iPhone or laptop, you're not going to waste a whole lot of time reading about how to operate

A facelift for The Interpreter

The Interpeter will be down for a few hours on Monday morning while our tech geniuses load a new-look page. It will still be recognisably The Interpreter, but with a sleeker and more contemporary look, and some new features that I'll tell you more about after we launch.  As with the original

Reader riposte: Where are the Interpreter women?

Sally Wilkinson writes (my thoughts follow): On the weekend I was reading a few articles on The Interpreter. I was immediately struck by the banner. It has a photo of four men. Granted, the photo depicts very influential 20th century figures. But it also emanates an unfortunate symbolism. Seeing

Lowy Institute loss is ONA gain

It's been an open secret around Canberra for some weeks, but the Prime Minister's office has now confirmed that Lowy Institute Executive Director Allan Gyngell has been appointed to be the next Director-General of the Office of National Assessments, Australia's senior intelligence

Welcome to new readers

A warm welcome to those who have recently discovered The Interpreter via links from Slate.com, Danger Room, Information Dissemination and James Fallows' blog.  Those links came as a result of two posts I wrote about the F-22 fighter, but have a look around, and you'll notice

The bushfires

It's raining in Sydney this morning, which is welcome but seems rather cruel, given the unfolding events to our south. The thoughts of everyone at the Lowy Institute are with the victims of the Victorian bushfires. You can donate to the Red Cross appeal here.  Photo by Flickr

Australia Day

It's Australia Day today; normal blogging will resume tomorrow

A public safety message for the season

Well, that's it from me for this year. Fergus will probably post a few things tomorrow, but then we'll be putting The Interpreter on ice until 5 January. My thanks to all our contributors for their work this year, and huge thanks to our readers, who have made The Interpreter part of their

Normal blogging service will now resume

To those of you who couldn't connect to The Interpreter on the weekend, apologies for the outage. But we're back today, and later we'll continue the North Korea debate we started last week (here's the last post in the series, containing links to the others). Look out also for a post

The Interpreter email digest

We recently emailed our Lowy Institute contacts with details on how they can subscribe to The Interpreter's email digest service. I'm very pleased to welcome over 450 new subscribers to that service. If you want to receive a daily or weekly email with headlines and links for

The Lowy Institute: Proudly slaughtering foreign policy

Actually, it's just a sign for the restaurant that's about to open next door. But the proximity of the signage to our entrance is a little unnerving. Speaking of our HQ, you can get another view of it on Google Street View, the Australian version of which was released just

Cross-posting with World Politics Review

Regular readers will know that over the past few months, The Interpreter has developed a nice little conversational relationship with World Politics Review's blog. This was not an intentional thing, and no-one here at the Lowy Institute knows anyone on the editorial staff of WPR. One of us

Origins of The Interpreter

The passing of Hollywood royalty would not ordinarily rate a mention here, but since the death in question is of Sydney Pollack, who directed the thriller, The Interpreter, this is as good a time as any to explain that the film did not inspire the naming of this blog. Myself and several other Lowy

The Lowy Institute wants YOU!

The Lowy Institute is on the lookout for new talent in international security policy. We have just advertised this year’s Michael and Deborah Thawley Scholarship in International Security. If you are a student (preferably at PhD or MA level) at an Australian tertiary institution, with a strong

Lowy Institute now on Fora TV

Speeches and presentations made at the Lowy Institute — including our regular and very popular Wendesday Lowy Lunches — are now available for viewing at Fora TV. Michael Fullilove's reflections on the US political scene are here, and Dr Jeffrey Eisenach's presentation on the future of

Email of the day: Comments policy

Will Grant writes: I've just signed up for your Interpreter blog posts via the email you sent — but you don't allow comments!  I really don't trust blogged opinions hidden behind comment barriers — it seems a little one sided to me. If you plan to change this, I'

Welcome to new Email Digest subscribers

Today we sent an email to people on the Lowy Institute's mailing list inviting them to subscribe to The Interpreter's email digest. We got a great response, with over 300 new subscribers already. For those not familiar with the email digest, it brings The Interpreter straight to your

Email The Interpreter to your friends

We've added a new feature to The Interpreter: you can now email individual posts by clicking on the 'Email a friend' button at the bottom left of each post. Photo by Flickr user tri-x guy, used under a Creative Commons licence

Friday funny: Jon Stewart

The Daily Show host's 2004 commencement address to students at the College of William & Mary has become a minor classic, which you can read or listen to here. Enjoy your weekend, and for our non-Australian readers, note that blogging will be light to non-existent on Monday, which is the

One more reminder about the email digest

The Interpreter has an Email Digest feature (in the column to the right, just below the RSS button). Enter your email address, and you can receive a daily or weekly email that lists all the items that have been posted on The Interpreter in the previous day/week. The emails will contain the titles

A reminder about the email digest

The Interpreter now has an Email Digest feature (in the column to the right, just below the RSS button). Enter your email address, and you can receive a daily or weekly email that lists all the items that have been posted on The Interpreter in the previous day/week. The emails will contain the

Best wishes for the season

Blogging will be light, at best, until 7 January. I'd like to thank our readers for supporting this new blog, and wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year

A reminder about the email digest

The Interpreter now has an Email Digest feature (in the column to the right, just below the RSS button). Enter your email address, and you can receive a daily or weekly email that lists all the items that have been posted on The Interpreter in the previous day/week. The emails will contain the

Email digest now live

As you can see on the right-hand sidebar, The Interpreter now has an Email Digest feature (it's just below the RSS button). Enter your email address, and you can receive a daily or weekly email listing all the items that have been posted on The Interpreter in the previous day/week. The emails

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