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News and Media

Race is on as ice melt reveals Arctic treasures

Elisabeth Rosenthal, writing in the The New York Times on the competition among the great powers for access to the Arctic's abundant supplies of oil, gas and minerals, quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Interview: Anthony Bubalo - Anti-US violence

Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, was interviewed on ABC Radio National's Saturday Extra program on the spreading violence in Libya and Arab anger at the film that has outraged the Muslim world.

Friends with benefits

Rowan Callick, writing in The Australian on the Australia-China relationship, quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Chinese media mentions 'missing' VP Xi

Writing for CNN on speculation about the 'disappearance' weeks before a major Communist Party congress of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Steven Jiang and Hilary Whiteman quote Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Interview: Linda Jakobson - Xi Jinping

Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, was interviewed on ABC TV's Lateline program on speculation in China over what has happened to the country's president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping.

Is India growth story losing the plot?

Writing in The Straits Times, Nilanjana Sengupta quotes a speech by Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Asia), in which Mr Medcalf noted there were several reasons for governments, including Australia, to correct their expectations of India.

China flexes its naval muscles

The Lowy Institute's Rory Medcalf is interviewed by Reteurs on China's double-digit increase in military spending. He discusses the build-up of China's naval power, and the risk of conflict with its neighbours. 

Twitter diplomacy

Reporting in The New Zealand Herald on an interview with Alec Ross, the senior adviser for innovation to United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on ediplomacy, Chris Barton quotes a Lowy Institute Analysis by Fergus Hanson, Revolution@State: the spread of ediplomacy.

Will Australia face a 'China choice' one day?

In an article in The Straits Times, Jonathan Pearlman discusses the debate sparked by the launch of a controversial new book by Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow, Hugh White, who says the US must be ready to share power in the region with China and Australia must accept China's larger role. The China choice was launched at the Lowy Institute by Paul Keating.

Stop selling our land overseas

In an article in The Canberra Times on whether allowing other countries to buy Australia's agricultural land is in our interests or the world's, Athol Yates quotes the 2012 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Situation ominous in South China Sea

In an article in the Phnom Penh Post on the prospects for resolution of the disputes over sovereignty in the South China Sea, Roger Mitton quotes Dr Michael Wesley.

Powerful diplomacy to play out at Pacific Islands Forum

An article in Islands Business about how China and the United States are both preparing to send powerful delegations to the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands later this month quotes Annmaree O'Keeffe, acting Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia program.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - Protests in China

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on Radio National's The World Today program on the anti-Japan protests erupting across China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Interview: Mark Thirlwell - Foreign investment

Mark Thirlwell, Program Director International Economy, was interviewed on Radio National's Saturday Extra program on Australia's investment climate and the contemporary attractiveness of investing in a resource-based economy.

Interview: Dr Rodger Shanahan - Iraq inquiry

Lowy Institute Non-resident Fellow Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on 2SER's Razor's Edge program on a push for an inquiry into the decisions leading to Australia's involvement in the US-led war in Iraq in 2003.

ANZ boss rejects Abbott China line

Ben Butler, in an article in the Canberra Times on Asian investment in Australia to secure raw materials, quotes the Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Navy prepares for a conflict more likely than we think

Brendan Nicholson, writing in The Australian on how, as concerns grow about increasing tensions in the South China Sea, the Royal Australian Navy has stepped up its training for major sea battles   , quotes Lowy    Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley.      

China divides Labor across its generations

Paul Kelly, writing in The Australian on implications for the Australian government of the rising competition between China and the United States, quotes Paul Keating's comments to the Lowy Institute at the launch of Hugh White's new book. The China choice: why America should share power.

Three wise men face policy abyss

In an article in The Age on an upcoming expert panel's report on asylum seekers, Michael Gordon quotes an address to the Lowy Institute on 7 August 2012 by Scott Morrison, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.

Respecting our politicians

In an article in The Canberra Times on the poor public image of politicians, Nick Dyrenfurth quotes the 2012 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.