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Australian Perspective

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Australia’s international policy under the Rudd Government - Panellists' presentations

On 24 November a new Australian Government was elected under the leadership of Kevin Rudd, MP, a Chinese-speaking former diplomat with deep expertise in foreign policy. At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 5 December a panel of analysts commented on prospective international policy under Mr Rudd's

Australia and Indonesia

The changing Australian security relationship with its largest neighbour, Indonesia, is the subject of a chapter the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Allan Gyngell, has contributed to a new book. 'Australia as an Asia Pacific Regional Power; Friendship in Flux' was edited by Dr Brendan

Voters' guide to international policy

The Australian general election was held on 24th November. International policy issues didn't dominate the campaign but the next Australian government has to make important decisions about matters ranging from the global environment, through the future of the world trading system to the way we

New Voices 2007

On Friday, 25 May, the Lowy Institute held its fourth annual New Voices conference for young professionals, which this year discussed international leadership in its many forms. The outcomes report can be downloaded here

Address by Steven Lowy

On Friday 25 May, the Lowy Institute held its fourth annual New Voices conference for young professionals, which this year discussed international leadership in its many forms. The conference was opened by Steven Lowy with an address about the history and purpose behind the formation of the

Interests, not identity

In the May edition of the Australian Book Review, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Allan Gyngell, reviews 'The Howard Paradox', a new book by Professor Michael Wesley examining the Howard government's policies towards Asia. Australian Book Review, May 2007

Paradise revised

Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, reflects in the current edition of the Griffith Review – The Trouble with Paradise – on changing Australian attitudes towards the United States. A version of the article also appeared in the Melbourne Age on 4 November 2006. The full

We're still very wary of Indonesia

In this op-ed, appearing in The Australian on 3 October, Malcolm Cook and Ivan Cook write that while Australians now feel comfortable with Asia, we are still wary about our closest big neighbour, Indonesia. Results from the Lowy Institute Poll 2006 reveal that Indonesians and Australians are

Australia should take a moral lead

Dr Michael Fullilove argues in this opinion piece in the Saturday Age of 19 August that Australia should oppose the scheduled executions of the Bali bombers and all other instances of capital punishment. He suggests that Australian political leaders ought to speak consistently on the issue and that

Australia’s new security environment

Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, argues in a speech delivered to the Royal Australian Navy Seapower Conference 2006 on 1 February that Australia’s new security environment has been shaped by two important developments – the rise of China, part of a slow rebalancing of

The new world

The Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Allan Gyngell, gave a speech in Melbourne on 6 October 2005 to the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He argues that globalisation is one of the principal drivers of change in the world, that is here to stay, that it is developing an

Living with the giants

In this Viewpoint for TIME Magazine, Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Institute, explores the implications for Australia of China's growing power. He concludes that our success in dealing with China will depend critically on US strategy towards its emerging Asian competitor and China's

A new confidence

Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, examines the changing dynamics of Australian foreign policy in an article in the March edition of the United States journal, Current History. He looks at how globalisation is changing the ways in which Australia interacts with its powerful

Parallel worlds

Depending on the way we look at the world at present it is possible to see the international system as unipolar or multipolar, as intensely inter-connected or deeply divided. Each of these angles of view reveals important truths about the global environment.Allan Gyngell looks at the lessons

A la carte sovereignty: Australia transforming borders

On Friday 28 May 2004, the Lowy Institute organised the inaugural New Voices Conference which examined the changing nature of Australia's borders across a wide range of issues. The conference brought together, in an informal and interactive forum, a small group of early-career people from a wide

We can get a front-row global seat

In an opinion article in The Australian, Allan Gyngell argues that suggestions from the Canadian Prime Minister for a new international leaders' forum bringing together developed and developing countries from the Group of 20 could have important implications for Australia. It is a debate in which we

And now for the good news

Allan Gyngell urges pessimists about the current international outlook to regain some historical perspective. In fact, the story coming out of Asia is very positive. Versions of this article were published in The Age, 28 April 2004 and the Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 2004

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