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Ties that bind strengthened

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on the joint announcement by Prime Minister Julia Gillard and President Barack Obama of an expansion of military ties, John Kerin quotes Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues.

Diplomatic juggling act just got harder

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on attitudes to the Australia-US alliance, Laura Tingle quotes the Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Interview: Andrew Carr

Andrew Carr, Deputy Blog Editor of the Lowy Institute's blog, the Interpreter, was interviewed on Triple J's Hack program on the possibility of Australia's selling uranium to India.

Interview: Rory Medcalf

Rory Medcalf was interviewed on ABC News 24's Afternoon Live program on the potential of Australia's selling uranium to India.

Interview: Andrew Shearer

Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer was interviewed on 3AW's Drive program on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's move to overturn the ALP's ban on selling uranium to India.

Interview: Dr Michael Fullilove

Dr Michael Fullilove was interviewed on ABC News 24's The World program on foreign policy ties between the United States and Australia.

Slaking a giant thirst

In an article in The Australian on the reasons driving Julia Gillard's U-turn on uranium exports to India, Brendan Nicholson quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.

New Delhi welcomes nuke move

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on New Delhi's response to moves to overturn the ban on sales of uranium to India, John Kerin quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.

Uranium to boost India ties

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on moves by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to overturn Labor's policy of banning uranium sales to India, David Crowe, John Kerin and Jackie Range quote Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.

Interview: Rory Medcalf

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on Radio National's The World Today program on the Federal Government's move to sell uranium to India.

Interview: Professor Hugh White

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White was interviewd on Channel 9's Today on Sunday program on the increased US presence in Australia and competition for leadership in Asia.

Interview: James Brown

Lowy Institute Military Associate James Brown was interviewed on Radio 3AW's Mornings program on whether any progress is being made in Afghanistan.

One dam thing after another

An article in The Economist on the negative ecological impact of dams on the Mekong River quotes Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Milton Osborne, author of a Lowy Institute Paper, 'The Mekong: River under Threat', available for download here."

US plans permament military bases in Australia

In an article in The Times on the news that America will start rotating Marines through the Australian military base in Darwin, Anne Barrowclough quotes Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer.

LBJ came all the way - but few followed

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the reception that heads of state receive when they visit Australia, David Humphries quotes the 2005 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

The making of New South Asia

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell's involvement in promoting trade and investment between India and Australia, Matt Wade quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.

Chinese checkers

In an article in The Australian Financial Review, Tony Walker interviews US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich about policies for managing China's rise.

Obama visit tightens defence links

An article in The New Zealand Herald on President Barack Obama's trip to Australia to reaffirm America's alliance with Australia quotes the Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Investment aversion will cost us dearly

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the need for Australians to shrug off their trepidation about investing in Asia, Matt Wade quotes Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley.

Lowy Lecture Series - Dr Albert Palazzo

At the Lowy Lecture on 2 November 2011, Dr Albert Palazzo from the Australian Army's Directorate of Research and Analysis contrasted the US and Australia's success in achieving their strategic objectives in going to war with Iraq. He argued that in Iraq the United States failed to achieve its purpose in going to war, but by contrast the war proved a victory for Australia – an outcome determined by the two countries' different strategic objectives. He assessed how Australia, as a minor coalition partner, orchestrated this success, and whether it was worthwhile.

Lowy Lecture Series - Brigadier Roger Noble

At the Lowy Lecture on 9 November 2011, Brigadier Roger Noble outlined long-term factors which should guide the way the ADF structures Special Operations Command. Brigadier Roger Noble is the author of The Future Special Operations Concept 2030 which argues that Australia's Special Forces need to be prepared for a future in which there is no peace or war, just constant competition.

Lowy Lecture Series - Peter Hartcher, Nick Bryant, Michael Fullilove

After several stops and starts, Barack Obama will arrive in Australia next week for his first visit as President of the United States. What should Australians expect from this visit? How is it likely to impact on our international relations and our domestic politics? And what sort of a president is Obama turning out to be? At the Lowy Lecture on 10 November 2011, the Lowy Institute's executive director Dr Michael Wesley put these and other questions to an expert panel comprising Peter Hartcher, Dr Nick Bryant and Dr Michael Fullilove.

US, Australia firm military bulwark against China

Rory Medcalf was interviewd on ABC Radio Australia's On Air Highlights program on the announcement that US troops will be based in Darwin and China's possible response.The interview is available at: http://blogs.radioaustralia.net.au/english/2011/asia/us-australia-firm-military-bulwark-against-china

Interview: Dr Michael Fullilove

Dr Michael Fullilove was interviewed on ABC1's 7.30 program on Australia's diplomatic relationship with the United States ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to Australia.The interview is available at: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2011/s3365098.htm

Interview: Rory Medcalf

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio's Evenings program on the announcement that the United States will begin stationing troops at a base in Darwin.

Uranium sales bar hinders pact: US envoy

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on the possibility of a US-Australia-India economic and security pact, John Kerin quotes a Lowy Institute/Heritage Foundation/Observer Research Foundation joint study, available here."

Defence rattled by rogue attacks

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on the rogue attacks on Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, John Kerin quotes Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Professor Hugh White.

Interviews: Hugh White

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White was interviewed on ABC 666 Canberra's AM program and on ABC 702's Breakfast program on the shooting of Australian soldiers by an Afghan soldier.

Nuclear threat persists

In an article in The Geelong Advertiser on the potential for a nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan, Tim Wright quotes the Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Beware the ticking Iran time bomb

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the long-building crisis over Iran's nuclear program, Peter Hartcher quotes Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia.

Interview: Hugh White

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White was interviewed on 3AW's Breakfast program on funding for Asian language education.

Interviews: Alex Oliver

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Alex Oliver was interviewed on Radio National's and ABC 666's AM program on the Australia Network tender process.

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on ABC News 24 on the recent Australian deaths in Afghanistan.

Call for Indo-US pact with Canberra

In an article in The Australian, Greg Sheridan reports on a new paper, 'Shared goals, converging interests', jointly written by senior scholars from the Lowy Institute, India's Observer Research Foundation and the Heritage Foundation in the United States.

Time to quit our Afghan venture

In an article in The Courier-Mail on public awareness of Australian casualties in Afghanistan, Terry Sweetman quotes Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan.

Jury out on whether BRICS have a solid foundation

In an article in The Australian on the economic label given to the group of countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Rowan Callick quotes Mark Thirlwell, Program Director International Economy.

Interview: James Brown

Lowy Institute Military Associate James Brown was interviewed on Radio 2UE on the Australian casualties in Afghanistan.

Food for Thought Series

The White House announced that US President Barack Obama will visit Australia in mid November to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Australia-US alliance. At the Food for Thought event in Melbourne on 6 October 2011, the Lowy Institute hosted a panel discussion with Daniel Flitton, Andrew Shearer and Judith Sloan previewing President Obama's visit.

Food for Thought Series - Nick Bryant

After postings in Washington and South Asia, Nick Bryant came to Australia determined to avoid all the stereotypes and clichés that still tend to inform the world's view of the 'land down under.' He found an increasingly consequential country – diplomatically, commercially, economically and culturally. Politics was heading in the same direction, as well, until the coup that ousted Kevin Rudd. The national conversation again became narrowly parochial, as Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott reinforced their own insularity.In our Food for Thought series in Canberra on 10 October 2011, Nick Bryant explored these two countervailing themes.

Lowy Lecture Series - Professor Nicholas Tarling

On 19 October 2011, in the Lowy Lecture Series, Professor Nicholas Tarling reviewed some of the legacies, actual and perceived, of the pre-colonial and colonial periods to the post-colonial period in Southeast Asia, and their relationship to the 'ASEAN Way'.Nicholas Tarling is a Fellow of the New Zealand Asia Institute at The University of Auckland and Emeritus Professor of History at the University. He has published many books on Southeast Asian history and edited The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia.

Lowy Lecture Series - Josh Frydenberg

At the Lowy Lecture on 26 October 2011, Josh Frydenberg, elected as Federal Member for Kooyong in 2010, spoke on Indonesia's increasing presence in the region and the opportunities that presents for Australia.

Interview - James Brown

Lowy Institute Military Associate James Brown was interviewed on ABC News 24's Afternoon Live program on the revolution in Libya.

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