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Global Issues

America image rebounds

Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues and Fergus Hanson, Research Fellow and author of the 2009 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy, sift the global poll numbers on attitudes towards the United States, and report the Bush era is officially over.The Daily Beast, 13

Don't write off Europe yet

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sam Roggeveen, editor of the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter, argues that Europe should not be underestimated as a global power. Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 2009, p. 11

Unconventional partners: Australia-India cooperation in reducing nuclear dangers

In this Policy Brief, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf and his Indian co-author Amandeep Gill argue that an innovative partnership between Australia and India would help erode the entrenched blocs that impede progress on nuclear disarmament

He the right man at the right time

In an opinion piece in The Age, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, writes that Kim Beazley's appointment as our next ambassador to the United States will cement the relationship with a powerful ally.The Age, 18 September 2009, p. 15

Rudd and Obama friendship bolsters the alliance

In an article for the online publication, The Punch, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, writes on the alliance between Australia and the United States under a Labor prime minister and a Democratic president.The Punch, 11 August 2009

Barack Obama, Kevin Rudd and the alliance

A good deal of copy has been written about the Australia-US alliance over the past decade, but almost all of it, naturally enough, described the alliance as it developed under the stewardship of conservative leaders in Washington and Canberra. Now the alliance is in the hands of a Democratic

3 questions à...Michael Fullilove

In Issue 10 of Les Carnets du Cap, a publication of the Centre for Analysis and Prediction (CAP) of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Dr Michael Fullilove answers three questions about Australia’s foreign policy.Les Carnets du Cap, Issue 10, Winter-2008-Spring2009, pp 129-134

The pop president

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, argues that President Obama would do well to borrow from Machiavelli's observation that to be loved is good, to be feared is better.Sydney Morning Herald, 20-21 June 2009, News Review p. 5

How Obama divides - and conquers

In an online article on The Daily Beast, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, writes that in his foreign policy so far, President Barack Obama has succeeded in confusing his enemies.The Daily Beast, 16 May 2009http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-16/how-obama-

More Pollyanna than power

Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, reviews 'Great powers: America and the world after Bush', by Thomas P. Barnett, in the Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum section. Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April 2009, Spectrum p. 31First published in the Washington Post, 8 March 2009

What the G-20 wants back

Lowy Institute Director of Studies, Andrew Shearer and Program Director International Economy, Mark Thirlwell contributed to an online forum of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Managing Global Insecurity project out of The Brookings Institution on the topic, 'What the G-20 wants back

Unaccustomed as we are …

In the lead-up to Australia Day, Dr Michael Fullilove recalls some insightful speeches given on the subject of Australian history and culture. Dr Fullilove is program director for global issues at the Lowy Institute and the editor of 'Men and Women of Australia!' Our Greatest Modern Speeches (2005

Send the envoy: Obama diplomatic posse

An article by Dr Michael Fullilove on President Barack Obama's use of special envoys was published by Foreign Affairs magazine on 17 March 2009: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/64895/michael-fullilove/send-the-envoy      

Paul Keating speech

On 5 March 2009, the Lowy Institute hosted a roundtable discussion in the run-up to the G-20 meeting of world leaders to be held in London on 2 April this year. The roundtable was supported by the British High Commission in Canberra and was part of the British Government's efforts to reach out to

Economic crisis and political conflict

On Thursday 26 February, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman delivered the Lowy Institute's third annual Canberra Lecture. The Canberra Lecture recognises those individuals who, in their professional careers, have been able to bridge the worlds of academe and international policymaking. The 2008

President of the world

In an article in The Australian Literary Review, Dr Michael Fullilove writes on how Barack Obama's personal experience of globalisation makes him a very different American leader.The Australian - Australian Literary Review, 4 February 2009, p. 10

Barack Obama inaugural address: a view from Washington, DC

The inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States on 20 January was observed intently by billions of people around the world. One of the unusual aspects of Obama's candidacy for president was that he is such a gifted writer and speaker, a fact which has already led to comparisons

Washington event on President Obama’s inaugural address

On 21 January, the Lowy Institute for International Policy and the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution co-hosted a panel discussion in Washington, DC on the inaugural address delivered by President Obama the day before. The event was chaired by Carlos Pascual, Vice President of

Obama biggest speech yet

In this op-ed on www.foreignpolicy.com, Dr Michael Fullilove looks ahead to Barack Obama's inaugural address on 20 January and distills three lessons from history concerning the relationship between presidential language and U.S. foreign policy.http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=

Reports of US decline could be premature

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues and a Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, argues that Obama will be the president who reveals the frailties in the argument that America is on the decline.Sydney Morning

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