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Defence & Security

Confidence in our navy is sinking without trace

Lowy Institute Military Associate James Brown writes in an article for The Drum on the crisis in the Australian Navy. He argues that the Defence Department and Minister have not been frank and transparent in announcing the problems in the Navy’s amphibious fleet and that public trust in the

The Defence debate down under, in context

In this piece for the CSIS Asia policy blog Cogitasia, the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that a new independent report calling for Australian strategic clout against China needs to be seen in context, and not as a representation of official Australian

Superpower China won't settle for second place

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White writes that for the sake of peace in Asia, China must be granted a leadership role, but it must accept that it can't have everything its own way.Australian Financial Review, 10 January 2011, p. 47

Ruinous US-China relations the big danger from North Korea

In this opinion piece in The Age, Lowy Institute International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that the greatest damage from the November 2010 North Korean bombardment could be to US-China relations and thus to peace among the great powers in Asia.The Age, 25 November 2010, p. 21

New Caledonia unrealized legacy

In an article in The Diplomat, Chief of Army Visiting Fellow Nicholas Floyd writes that New Caledonia's role in the South Pacific has been largely ignored. But both strategically and economically it could be a key player.The article can be read here.A French version of the paper has also been

Andrew Shearer interview: The Monocle

Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer was interviewed for The Monocle on Australia's ambitious defence spending plans.The interview can be heard at: http://www.monocle.com/the-monocle-weekly/edition76.aspxThe Monocle, Edition 76, 24 October 2010

Advance column

In his column in the new journal American Review, Lowy Institute Program Director for International Security Rory Medcalf surveys new research on strategic issues in US and other global think tanks. In the May-October 2010 issue, he looks at recent work by the Center for a New American Security, the

Little power, big choices: Australia strategic future

In the Lowy Institute's fourth Strategic Snapshot, Research Associate and Asia Security Project Coordinator Raoul Heinrichs explores the strategic challenges confronting Australia as shifting power balances in Asia produce new calculations among the region's major powers.Building on Power and Choice

As China rises, we must look beyond the U.S. alliance

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White argues that, as China grows, a new order can be built in Asia that accommodates its power peacefully and preserves a vital role for America, including a strong US-Australia alliance.The Australian, 13 September 2010, p

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