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Global Issues

The cool peace between China and India

Shashank Joshi is a PhD candidate at Harvard University and an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London. This post is part of the New Voices series. Over the past twenty years, India has become reacquainted with greater Asia. The story is well-known; it runs from the

Australia and China higher education revolution

Philipp Ivanov is an education consultant, formerly with the University of Sydney Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. This post is part of the New Voices series.In May this year, China\'s Suzhou University announced plans to open a campus in Laos — the first

Australia-China: Some faulty economic assumptions

Jeffrey Wilson is a Departmental Visitor in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. This post is part of the New Voices series. Australia\'s place in Asia is said to be threatened by the prospect of great power rivalry between its primary security

Kachin state: The war between China and India

Dr Nicholas Farrelly is a Southeast Asia specialist at ANU. In 2006 he co-founded New Mandala, which deals with Southeast Asian regional affairs.This post is part of the New Voices series. In June 2011 a 17-year ceasefire between the ethnic minority Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the

Listen up! Asia new voices

While Australians have been rightly charged with apathy about the momentous changes taking place to our north, there is a growing wealth of expertise on Asia among the young professionals and scholars of this country. On Friday 8 July, the Lowy Institute hosted its 8th annual New Voices

Wednesday Lowy Lecture Series: Human mobility in the 21st century: perceptions and realities - Ambassador William Lacy Swing presentation

In the Lowy Lecture series on 13 July 2011, International Organisation for Migration Director General Ambassador William Lacy Swing addressed factors driving contemporary international migration – demographic change, labour market demand and widening disparities between developed and developing

Distinguished Speaker Series - Greg Hunt presentation

On 11 July 2011 the Federal Opposition's spokesman for Climate Action, Greg Hunt, addressed the topic of climate change in a speech to the Lowy Institute.Mr Hunt argued that the current international approach to tackling climate change is not working. He called for a substantial rethink of the

Morrison should tread lightly overseas

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, argues that the opposition immigration spokesman should be mindful to leave party politics at home.Published in revised form in The Australian Financial Review, 23 June 2011, p. 71

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

Public lecture: Natural hazards, unnatural disasters: the economics of effective prevention - Apurva Sanghi

At a lecture at the Lowy Institute on 10 March, World Bank Senior Economist Apurva Sanghi discussed a thought-provoking report by the World Bank and the United Nations. 'Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention' will change the way we look at disaster prevention

Q & A with Michael Fullilove

Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, was interviewed by Benedict Coleridge in the Australian Institute of International Affairs' Quarterly Access journal on the role of international affairs and policy in Australia's national life.Quarterly Access Vol 3 (1), Summer 2011, pp. 11-12

Public lecture - Mr Pierre Krähenbühl

On 8 February, Mr Pierre Krähenbühl, Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (the ICRC) addressed the Lowy Institute on the subject of how recent trends in integrated missions, the militarisation of aid and increasingly complex coordination challenges are impacting

Washington must deal with Arab reality

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, writes that if the Mubarak regime falls in Egypt, the US would do well to embrace change, rather than resist it.Australian Financial Review, 1 February 2011, p. 55

The US mid-term elections and the Obama Administration

On Friday 5 November, two leading commentators on US politics and foreign policy, Dr Michael Fullilove and Daniel Flitton, provided some immediate analysis of the mid-term results as part of the Lowy Institute’s ‘Food for Thought’ program in Melbourne

The stakeholder spectrum: China and the United Nations

In recent decades China has become a far more active and effective player in, and contributor to, the United Nations. However, according to Dr Michael Fullilove, the limits of this enhanced engagement are becoming clear. Dr Fullilove emphasises that while the West might advocate that China become a

Odds on an Obama comeback improve

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, presents a case for the re-election of President Barack Obama.Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2010, p. 11

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: US mid-term elections and the Obama Administration - Dr Michael Fullilove and Brendon O'Connor presentations

On 2 November 2010 the US mid-term elections took place for the House of Representatives, the Senate and many important governorships. These elections are enormously important in their own right but they may also have significant implications for the presidency of Barack Obama. At the Wednesday

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