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Bob Carr foreign adventure

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on the role of the newly appointed Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, John Kerin quotes Dr Michael Fulilove.

Carr hits reverse gear over PNG threat

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on new Foreign Minister Bob Carr's threat to impose sanctions on Papua New Guinea, Jessica Wright and Daniel Flitton quote Jenny Hayward-Jones. 

Need for Indonesia experts

In an article in The Australian on Kevin Rudd's "wake-up-to-Indonesia" call to Australian business, Bernard Lane quotes Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville. 

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.The Lowy Institute’s Executive Director, Dr Michael Wesley, said ‘One of the Lowy Institute’s main goals is to project a distinctively Australian voice on the international stage, particularly in Asia. Today’s results are a pleasing sign that we are on track’.‘I think the years ahead will show that Australia has a front seat position for watching and analysing the big changes underway that will shape the world of the twenty first century’, Dr Wesley said.‘Asia’s emerging trade and investment linkages, production and consumption trends, and resource flows will realign the global economy, just as new forms of security competition and collaboration will define world conflict and peace in the century ahead’.‘These are subjects that are central to the Lowy Institute’s unfolding agenda of research, events and fresh policy thinking’.  

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.p.15

Tables stir up world of wonks

In an article in the Australian on the 2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Rankings, Stephen Matchett mentions the appearance in the rankings of the Lowy Institute. 

Bravery medals for four soldiers

An article in The Canberra Times on the time taken for the processing of inquiries into deaths in action quotes Lowy Institute Military Associate James Brown. 

High alert in PNG as defence chief held

An article in The Courier-Mail on the political situation in Papua New Guinea quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute. 

Interview: Anthony Bubalo - Syria

Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, participated in a panel discussion on ABC News 24's The Drum program on the political situation in Syria.The Drum program

Russia doling out cash to gain support

In an article in The Straits Times on chequebook diplomacy in the Pacific region, Jonathan Pearlman quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program. 

Rudd urged to do more on PNG crisis

In an article in The Australian on Papua New Guinea's continuing political crisis, Adam Gartrell quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program at the Lowy institute.

Interview: James Brown - Jared MacKinney report

Lowy Institute Military Associate James Brown was interviewed on Channel 10's News program on the Defence Department's report on the death of Australian soldier Jared MacKinney in Afghanistan in 2010.Ten News

Domestic danger in Chinese diaspora

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on China's mechanisms to care for its citizens overseas, Greg Earl quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia. 

Bedfellows with backs to the wall

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on Iran's alliance with Syria, Peter Hartcher quotes Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia. 

Take heat out of boat arrivals debate

In an article in The West Australian, Isabel Hayes reports on remarks to the Lowy Institute by the head of the UN's refugee agency, António Guterres.West Australian

Refugee obsession 'out of proportion'

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald, Kirsty Needham writes about Mr António Guterres' speech to the Lowy Institute on refugees and asylum seekers. 

US floats nuclear subs option

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on the possibility that the US would lease or sell a nuclear submarine to Australia, John Kerin quotes Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow Alan Dupont. 

Australia Gillard wins Party challenge

In an article in The Wall Street Journal on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's win in a leadership challenge from Kevin Rudd, Andrew Critchlow and Enda Curran quote Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley.Wall Street Journal

Gillard keeps her job, but faces a rough political road

In an article in the International Herald Tribune on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's defeat of a leadership challenge by former foreign minister Kevin Rudd, Matt Siegel quotes Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley. 

Ethical conflicts over approval of executions

Greg Ansley, in an article in The New Zealand Herald, reports on a new Lowy Institute Analysis by Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae, 'A key domino? Indonesia's death penalty politics'.

Too close for comfort

An article in The West Australian on Australia's complacency towards its place in the world quotes Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley.

Aussie tourist injuries rise

In an article in the Sunday Mail on the demand on consular staff in Southeast Asia to help injured Australians, Jane Hansen quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.Sunday Mail

New Australian FM focuses on South Pacific affairs

Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, was quoted on ABC Radio News on new foreign affairs minister Bob Carr's statement that he will make the Asia Pacific region his immediate priority. 

October will bring changes at the top

In an article in The Australian on the leadership changes to occur in China in October, Michael Sainsbury quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia. 

Tears of a consummate dissembler

In an article in The Australian Financial Review on Russian domestic politics, and Russian and Chinese world views, Geoff Winestock quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia. 

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