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Unis told to adapt to Asian model

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference in Canberra, Jen Rosenberg quotes Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley.

Realpolitik with Fiji is real contact

In an opinion piece in The Australian on the state of relations between Australia and the Pacific region, and the United States and the Pacific region, Julie Bishop quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

Blow to power of Fiji chiefs

In an article in The Australian on the disbanding of the Great Council of Chiefs by Fiji's military commander, Pita Ligaiula quotes Jenny hayward-Jones, Program director, The Myer Foundation melanesia Program.

Lowy Poll shatters stereotypes about Indonesia

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Indonesians have dramatically warmed towards Australia, want a much broader government-to-government relationship and are more concerned about China than Australians, a new Lowy Institute Indonesia

Lowy body gets top rating

In an article in The Australian Financial Review, Jason Murphy reports on the ranking of the Lowy Institute in The 2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Ratings, produced by the University of Pennsylvania’s International Relations program.

Global survey ranks Lowy Institute as Australia’s top think tank

The leading index of world think tanks today ranked the Lowy Institute as Australia’s top think tank and fifth in Asia. The 2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Ratings, produced by the University of Pennsylvania’s International Relations program, also ranked the Lowy Institute thirtieth among non-US think tanks globally.The full report can be found here."

Japanese subs on Navy menu

In an article in the Australian Financial Review on Australia's next generation of submarines, John Kerin quotes Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White.

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on ABC News 24 on the aims of the Arab League's observer mission to Syria.

How whole is whole of government?

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan has published an article in The Australian Army Journal on the reality of Australian responses to offshore contingencies.Read the article here.

Interview: Linda Jakobson

Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, was interviewed on Accent of Women Radio on the subject of North Korea after the death of Kim Jung-il.The interview is available here."

Part-time assistant online editor needed

Want to work at the Lowy Institute? With The Interpreter's Assistant Editor, Andrew Carr, leaving us soon to pursue an academic career, the Lowy Institute is looking for a new part-time assistant online editor. The position will help build the Lowy Institute's online presence, supporting the The Interpreter, our social media presence and our website.For more information on the position and how to apply, please see our Recruitment page."

China snapping land Down Under

In an article in the Straits Times on China's investment in the Australian resources sector, Jonathan Pearlman quotes the 2011 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Interview: Anthony Bubalo

Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, was interviewed on ABC Radio's PM program on organised opposition to Fiji's leaders. The interview is available here."

Uneasy lies the crown

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the high rate of change of country leaders in 2011, John Huxley quotes Executive Director Michael Wesley.

Sailing into deep water

In an article in The Canberra Times on the Collins submarine fleet, David Ellery quotes a Lowy Institute Analysis by Colonel John Angevine, entitled 'Dangerous luxuries', available here."

Fiji difficult date line

An article in The Age on the announcement by Fiji's ruler Frank Bainimarama that he will lift his government's emergency laws quotes the 2011 Lowy Institute Fiji Poll.

Glimmer of hope for Fiji

In an article in The Advertiser on the end of emergency rule in Fiji, Maria Moscaritolo quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

Interview: Linda Jakobson

Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, was interviewed on Radio 2GB on the death of North Korean President Kim Jong-il.

Interview: Rory Medcalf

Ror Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on Radio National's The World Today program on the dangers of the transition in North Korea.The interview is available here."

Interview: Rory Medcalf

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on ABC News 24 on the reactions of the global community to the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

Interviews: Linda Jakobson

Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia at the Lowy Institute, was interviewed on NBN radio and Channel 9 television news programs on the death of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

Interview: Michael Wesley

Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Wesley was interviewed on Radio National's Saturday Extra program on the topic of 'Australia – is it hiding its light under a bushel?' The intervew is available here.

Interview: Jenny Hayward-Jones

Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia program, was interviewed on ABC News 24 on the political crisis in Papua New Guinea.

Interview: Jenny Hayward-Jones

Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, was interviewed on Melbourne Talk Radio's Breakfast program on the political turmoil in Papua New Guinea, where two men are claiming to be Prime Minster, and two Governments are claiming power.

PNG split in two by rival PMs

In an article in The Age on the political standoff in Papua New Guinea, Ilya Gridneff quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

Interview: Jenny Hayward-Jones

Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, was interviewed on Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program on the political situation in Papua New Guinea.The interview is available here."

Double trouble in PNG

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the political crisis in Papua New Guinea, Ilya Gridneff quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

The Pacific Islands in the Asian Century

US President Obama’s speech to the Australian Parliament on 17 November set a new tone in US-Australia relations. The US has signalled it intends to place a greater emphasis on relations with both Asia and the Pacific - '…the United States is turning our attention to the vast potential of the Asia Pacific region'.The Pacific Islands region now finds itself in the middle of a re-engaged United States and rising Asia. As it attracts greater attention from both Asia and the US the region is well placed to take advantage of this increasing interest and associated economic and development opportunities.

Papua New Guinea has 2 prime ministers

Phil O'Neill, in an article in the Global Post on the unprecedented political situation in Papua New Guinea, quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

Indonesia-Malaysia relations

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae participated in an online Q&A with World Politics Review on Indonesia-Malaysia relations.

Uncertainty in Papua New Guinea as 2 rivals claim premiership

Matt Siegel, in an article in the International Herald Tribune on the political situation in Papua New Guinea, which has two rival Prime Ministers and Cabinets, quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.

A nuclear weapon-free world? Prospects for Obama nuclear agenda

In this lecture under the Lowy Institute's Canberra Food for Thought series, leading nuclear expert Professor Scott Sagan of Stanford University weighs up the achievements and the challenges ahead for the Obama nuclear agenda. This event, moderated by the Lowy Institute's Rory Medcalf, was supported by the Lowy Institute's partnership with the Nuclear Security Project of the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

After Fukushima: Nuclear power without proliferation?

There were high expectations for the growth of nuclear power in the years leading up to the Fukushima nuclear accident on 11 March 2011, as concerns about energy security and climate change prompted governments to reconsider their energy options. But the expansion of nuclear power has posed serious challenges to the non-proliferation regime, raising new questions about threats and risks.At the Lowy Lecture on 1 December 2011, these issues were examined by an expert panel: Professor Scott Sagan, John Carlson and Martine Letts.

NSW and India: People and partnerships

In an address to the Lowy Institute on 9 December 2011, the Premier of New South Wales, Mr Barry O'Farrell, set out his vision for building strong economic and societal links between Australia's largest state and the government, people and business community of a rising India.

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