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Global Issues

Overhyped, but blogs are here to stay

In an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, Sam Roggeveen, editor of the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter, argues that blogs have never completely lived up to their early hype. But they are gaining political importance, and they are influencing the conduct of foreign and strategic policy

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

U.S.-Australian relations in a new era

On 6 December 2007, as part of it Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute hosted an address by the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, on U.S.-Australian relations in a new era. This important speech was the first delivered by a senior U.S.

Ally with a new attitude

In this opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times on 29 November 2007, Dr Michael Fullilove described the implications for the United States of the Howard Government's defeat at last weekend's Australian federal election.Los Angeles Times, 29 November 2007, p. A23This article was republished in The

Roosevelt lessons for future presidents

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times on 8 November 2007, Dr Michael Fullilove marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's victory over Herbert Hoover by suggesting some lessons the White House could learn from FDR's presidency. Financial Times, 8 November 2007, p. 11

Making more of the US alliance

Dr Michael Fullilove published an op-ed in The Australian Financial Review on 29 October on the topic of John Howard's claim that a re-elected Coalition Government would be well placed to persuade the Bush Administration of the need for binding carbon emissions targets. Dr Fullilove argued that the

Bush not the only problem

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Owen Harries suggests that whether the United States can change its wayward course in time is shaping up as the key question of our age. The Australian, 19 October 2007, p. 14

The Australia-US alliance

The Lowy Institute Voters' Guide to International Policy addresses the sort of questions we should be putting to our political leaders.Section 7 of the Guide, 'The Australia-US Alliance', by Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues, is available here

Africa trajectory: through the long lens

The Lowy Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a 'Perspectives on Africa' page on its website under Programs & Projects. Reflecting both growing interest in Africa and a desire to present more nuanced portrayals of the African continent, the page will provided a regularly updated site for

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Good manners and global politics - Lucinda Holdforth presentation

On 26 September at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Lucinda Holdforth, a former Australian diplomat and foreign policy adviser and the author of the recently published 'Why manners matter: the case for civilised behaviour in a barbarous world' gave a presentation on the link between good manners and

Still looking to America: Labor and the US alliance

On 9 August 2007, Dr Michael Fullilove delivered the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Visiting Scholar's Public Lecture for 2007 at Curtin University. The lecture, entitled 'Still looking to America: Labor and the US alliance', is available here in the Lowy Institute's Perspectives series

Alliance would get a fresh coat of paint under Rudd

In an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director, Gobal Issues, examines how the US alliance would look under a Labor government.This op-ed is an extract from Dr Fullilove's John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Visiting Scholar's Public Lecture for 2007.

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Jim Ingram presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 8 August, Jim Ingram, head of the World Food Programme for ten years, argued in a presentation entitled 'Reforming the UN: an iconoclastic view from the inside' that the focus of UN reform should shift to the economic and social activity of the wider UN system where

Give the Poodle a chance at peace

In an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove argued that Tony Blair's mission to the Middle East as the Quartet's special envoy should not be judged prematurely.This opinion piece was previously published in the Financial Times on 13 July 2007

Blair Mideast mission is more than just vanity

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove argued that Tony Blair's appointment as the Quartet's special envoy to the Middle East was not as soft-headed as most pundits have decided.This opinion piece was later republished in the Sydney Morning Herald on 18 July 2007. Financial

Iraq and its consequences

On Friday 29 June, the Lowy Institute for International Policy explored the longer term implications of the Iraq war in a conference entitle 'What lies ahead? The Iraq war and international politics'. The conference featured two leading American commentators, William Kristol, editor of the Weekly

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: David Hicks and the war on terror: what are the lessons? - Leigh Sales presentation

On 13 June, at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, award-winning journalist Leigh Sales addressed the difficult case of David Hicks and its implications for the global war on terror.Now that Mr Hicks is back in an Australian prison, what lessons should we take from the drawn-out saga? What has this case

Costanza Doctrine Q&A

Dr Michael Fullilove participated in an online Q&A session on his Financial Times op-ed on the Costanza Doctrine. Readers' questions and Dr Fullilove's answers are available at www.ft.com/fullilove or can be downloaded here.The original opinion piece was published on 29 March 2007

The one about two Georges

In this opinion piece, Michael Fullilove writes that America's Iraq policy has no global precedent, but that we can find one in the world of comedy.The Age, 5 April 2007, p. 11

Beyond Zimbabwe

In this opinion piece, the Institute's Mark O'Neill says that Africa deserves more from Australia than just responses to crisis. He argues that Africa warrants greater policy attention from Australia. This piece was published in today’s West Australian. The West Australian, 30 March 2007, p.

Seinfeld and the Iraq war

Dr Michael Fullilove published an op-ed in The Financial Times on 30 March 2007 arguing that only Seinfeld can fully explain the US's invasion of Iraq. The article is available below. Dr Fullilove also participated in an online Q&A session on FT.com. Readers' questions and Dr Fullilove's answers

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