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Maritime Security

Shared goals, converging interests: a plan for US-Australia-India cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

In this major new report launched on 4 November, scholars from the Lowy Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Observer Research Foundation identify common challenges and opportunities facing Australia, India and the United States in the Indo-Pacific region. The report notes that Australia-India

America dangerous battle plan

In this piece for The Diplomat, Raoul Heinrichs, editor of the Lowy Institute's Strategic Snapshot series, argues that the US AirSea Battle plan for the Western Pacific is costly, dangerous and unnecessary - and should be abandoned in favour of a more asymmetric maritime denial strategy.The Diplomat

Right arguments, wrong ocean?

In this book review roundtable for the journal Asia Policy, the Lowy Institute’s Rory Medcalf appraises the core arguments of Red Star over the Pacific, by Toshi Yoshihara and Jonathan R. Holmes. Mr Medcalf focuses on the book’s treatment of China’s Indian Ocean ambitions. 

Leading in the Indian Ocean

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer and Thomas Mahnken argue that Australia and the U.S. need to organise allies to maintain freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean as regional rivalries heat up.The op-ed is available here.Wall Street

India ahoy

In this opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal (Asia), International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that India needs to sustain its smart naval diplomacy to manage tensions as China’s role increases in the Indian Ocean.Wall Street Journal, 29 April 2010

Wary of China, neglectful of Japan and warming to the US

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Dr Michael Wesley and Fergus Hanson examine how Australians view the world, drawing on five years of Lowy Institute polling. They find Australians to be outward-looking and engaged in international affairs. The vast majority feel safe and Australians are

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Going global: Australia-Japan relations - Andrew Shearer and Malcolm Cook presentations

At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 16 June, Malcolm Cook and Andrew Shearer discussed how the Australia-Japan relationship can help both countries respond to the emerging new order in international relations. This order is characterised by changing global power balances, the move towards a more multi-

Australia and Japan: Going global

In new Lowy Institute report, supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation, Andrew Shearer and Malcolm Cook propose a new agenda for multilateral cooperation between Australia and Japan. The growing international weight of Asia and the forces of globalisation are expanding the number of issues states

Chinese anti-piracy mission

In this opinion piece in the International Herald Tribune, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf argues that the naval deployment to combat Somali piracy is a momentous step in China's rise as a world power. He argues that the United States, India and others should seize this

Rudd Asia agenda

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Andrew Shearer questions Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's diplomacy regarding Japan, and discusses the Federal Government's recent policy announcements concerning Asia. The Wall Street Journal Asia, 10 June 2008 p. 12

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Connecting the spokes - Malcolm Cook & Rory Medcalf presentations

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 9 May, Malcolm Cook, Program Director Asia & the Pacific, and Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, explored what the Australia-Japan Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation means for Australia-Japan relations and what it tells us about Japan's

Koizumi legacy: Japan new politics

In a Lowy Institute Analysis, Dr Malcolm Cook evaluates Prime Minister Koizumi's legacy for Japanese politics and international policy. Koizumi has rebuilt the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, moved the Japanese political system significantly to the right and reprioritised Japan's international

Japan: ripe for re-assessment

In this new Perspectives, Malcolm Cook, Program Director Asia & the Pacific at the Lowy Institute, and Huw McKay, Senior International Economist at Westpac, argue that the conventional wisdom on Japan is outdated. Japan is experiencing three powerful transformations that are well entrenched and