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Australian Perspective

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Reengineering aid - Sir Richard Feachem presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 25 May, Sir Richard Feachem summarised the history of aid over the past 60 years, the evidence on aid effectiveness, and the current controversies surrounding aid. Sir Richard proposed some building blocks for a new aid model, more suited to the geopolitical and

Irresistible rise of the Indo-Pacific

In an article in The Australian's Australian Literary Review, Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley writes on how the growth of China and India makes engagement with Asia our No. 1 diplomatic priority.Australian Literary Review, 4 May 2011, pp. 6-7

Gillard channels her inner Howard

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Director of Studies Andrew Shearer writes that Prime Minister Julia Gillard should count her northeast Asia tour a modest success: there were no big breakthroughs but neither were there significant stumbles.The Australian, 28 April 2011, p. 12

The view north from Down Under

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer writes that Prime Minister Gillard's Northeast Asia tour is also an opportunity to consider what Australia and other countries in the region should not do.Wall Street Journal Asia, 25 April 2011, p

Harnessing the power of social media in international relations

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Fergus Hanson writes for ISN Insights that Twitter may be just another way of sharing inane chatter, but if you have written the service off, think again. Social media has emerged as a powerful new tool in international relations, and it deserves closer attention.ISN

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: E-diplomacy and why Australia needs to catch up, fast - Fergus Hanson presentation

Technology and the rapid spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing the way diplomacy is being conducted. Leading diplomatic services are adapting, but many are being left behind. New digital tools mean foreign ministries need to change the way they communicate, manage staff, pursue

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: 2011 The year ahead - Lowy Institute presentations

On 2 February, the second half of the Wednesday Lunch series was launched with a discussion by three Lowy Institute scholars, Rory Medcalf, Annmaree O'Keeffe and Sam Roggeveen, on how Australia should be preparing for some of the big global and regional policy challenges in the second decade of the

2010 end of year message

Dr Michael Wesley, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, sent an end of year message about the Institute's work in 2010 of interpreting and explaining the forces which shape our world and Australia's role in it

Role of leaders assists in the strategy of aid

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Fergus Hanson and Alex Oliver, authors of a new Lowy Institute Analysis 'What makes a leader? Leadership mapping in our region', set out some of the key findings from their report mapping the leadership in Samoa and Timor-Leste. The Australian, 27 October 2010

What makes a leader? Mapping leadership in our region

Does Australia understand the leaders of our region? Is our $1.4bn in scholarship funding reaching the right people? There is good reason to believe that leaders matter, and that they are particularly important in developing countries. This 2010 Lowy Institute Analysis presents the results of the

Getting China right

Michael Wesley, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, presented the Sydney Ideas Lecture on 29 September 2009 on the topic of 'Getting China right'. The lecture can be read here