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Opinion pieces by Lowy Institute experts

Friends, Romans, chardonnay swill!

Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director for Global Issues at the Lowy Institute, argues that speeches are not dead in this preview of his new book 'Men and Women of Australia! Our Greatest Modern Speeches'. Sydney Morning Herald, 29 October 2005, p. 33; The Age, 29 October 2005, p. 9

The changing structure of the international economy

Mark Thirlwell argues that the fall of the Berlin Wall, together with technological innovation and economic liberalisation contributed to the birth of a new global economy. This new global economy has been distinguished by four characteristics: greater market integration; global reorientation; new

China rising

Mark Thirlwell spoke to the Sydney chapter of the World President’s Organization (WPO) on 20 October. His presentation looked at the implications of China's economic rise for the world economy and for Australia. A copy of his comments is available here

Indonesia needs rules know-how

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville writes about an unexpected way for Australia to make a big difference in Indonesia.Australian Financial Review, 17 October 2005, p. 27

A better sense of balance

Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville writes on the risks we face in any realignment of international payments. Australian Financial Review, 14 October 2005, Review p. 3

Pacific Plan puts Howard to the test

In an opinion piece, Hugh White writes on the Pacific Plan for closer co-operation and integration between South Pacific countries. The Age, 10 October 2005A version of this opinion piece was published in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 0ct0ber 2005, p. 11

Comrades on and off the pitch

In an opinion piece in today's Australian, Anthony Bubalo explains why Australia's entry into the Asian Football Confederation will revolutionise Australia's relations with Asia.The Australian, 30 September 2005, p. 14

United by name but not by nature, and therein lies the problem

Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director for Global Issues at the Lowy Institute, reviews the outcomes of this week's World Summit on UN reform in New York. He argues that the final communiqué is no masterpiece, but neither is it the standard UN boilerplate. Sydney Morning Herald, 16 September

Put Tokyo back on the screens

Malcolm Cook and Mark Thirlwell of the Lowy Institute write in an opinion piece that we should not forget that Japan is Asia's unparalleled economic giant and Australia's most important trading partner. Prime Minister Koizumi's landslide election win on Sunday 11 September reflects a more assertive

How awful is this threat?

Leaders talk about terrorism in a heroic way because that's what the public wants, writes Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White. The Age, 1 September 2005, p. 15

Times Literary Supplement Review

Dr Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute reviewed Ruth Balint's book, Troubled Waters: Borders, Boundaries and Possession in the Timor Sea, for the Times Literary Supplement. Times Literary Supplement, 12 August 2005

The day after

Anthony Bubalo considers what is at stake in this week's unilateral withdrawal by Israel from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, and ways that the international community, including Australia, can help make the process a success.An edited extract of the following piece appeared in the Australian

The changing geography of international trade

In this presentation - originally delivered as a lecture at the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government (APSEG) at the Australian National University - Mark Thirlwell looks at the economic rise of China and India and some of the associated consequences for the international trading

Climate pact a good beginning

In this opinion piece, Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that the new emission partnership could be a sensible step. Australian Financial Review, 1 August 2005, p. 63

China starts to throw its weight around

Dr Michael Fullilove and Jessica Dodson write in this opinion piece that Asia's waking giant is taking a more active role at the United Nations.A version of this article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 1 August 2005, p. 9

Place at the table essential

Dr Alan Dupont, Senior Fellow for International Security at the Lowy Institute, writes in this opinion piece that at last Australia is fully engaged with Southeast Asia. The Australian, 29 July 2005, p. 15

Costs of a needless war

Professor Owen Harries, Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute, argues that the United States has devalued its military standing by going to war in Iraq, and that its overwhelming military power is most effective as a deterrent rather than as an active force for change.  Tha Australian, 18

Shaking the world?

A favourite cliché of China watchers has been the Napoleonic aphorism: 'Let China sleep; when she wakes, she will shake the world.' In this paper in the Lowy Institute’s Perspectives series, Mark Thirlwell asks whether a resurgent China is 'shaking' the world economy and reshaping our

The concern is no longer if, but when

Hugh White argues in the Sydney Morning Herald that, in light of the recent resurgence of interest in nuclear power generation, it is more important than ever that efforts be made to discourage states from acquiring nuclear weapons. The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 2005, p. 7

Blair front line

In this article, two Lowy Institute analysts examine the implications of the London bombings. Anthony Bubalo and Dr Michael Fullilove, respectively the research fellow and program director for global issues at the Institute, argue that in terms of both explanations for and implications of the

Back in the middle of the pack

Dr Michael Fullilove and Professor Warwick McKibbin of the Lowy Institute argue there are strategic, economic and moral reasons for Australia to do more in the fight against extreme poverty. The Australian, 1 July 2005, p. 17

China re-emergence

In the opening address to the Chinese Economy: Impact on Korea and Australia conference jointly organised by the Lowy Institute and the Australia-Korea Foundation, Dr Geoff Raby, Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, argues that we are witnessing the re-emergence of China

Let sit down and make a deal

Stephen Grenville writes in this opinion piece that instead of bullying China over the yuan, international co-ordination holds the answer to international payments imbalances.Australian Financial Review, 6 June 2005, p. 23

Colossus is still the indispensable force

In this opinion piece, Russell Trood, Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute, writes that, despite some policy failures, the US offers a beacon of hope for millions around the globe. Australian Financial Review, 21 May 2005, p. 25

PNG must take bitter pill to secure its future

In this opinion piece, Ben Scott, Diplomatic Fellow at the Lowy Institute, writes that Papua New Guinea should compromise its sovereignty in the short term in order to strengthen it in the long term. Australian Financial Review, 23 May 2005, p. 63

PNG aid more order than law

Australia must try again with Port Moresby, writes Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Hugh White. But it should offer help, not impose it. Sydney Morning Herald, 18 May 2005, p. 17 

Living with the giants

In this Viewpoint for TIME Magazine, Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Institute, explores the implications for Australia of China's growing power. He concludes that our success in dealing with China will depend critically on US strategy towards its emerging Asian competitor and China's

Time to push the G20 vision

Malcolm Cook and Mark Thirlwell make the case that Australia and China should take a leading role in renovating the international economic architecture

Neighbours back on track

Dr Alan Dupont writes that Australia's relationship with Asia has changed in fundamental ways. Far from being marginalised in the region, Australia is actually being courted by Asia. Australian Financial Review, 31 March 2005, p. 63

Why West should come to Islamist party

Greg Fealy and Anthony Bubalo argue that a fear of Islamist electoral victories should not be an obstacle to the West's support for democratisation in the Middle East or elsewhere in the Muslim World.The Australian, 29 March 2005, p. 11

Torn between the panda and Uncle Sam

Hugh White, Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute, writes that China's growing economic and strategic influence is challenging Australia's alliance with the United States.The Age, 23 March 2005, p. 15

Asia faces capital conundrum

Stephen Grenville, Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute, writes that there are serious global imbalances apart from the US current account deficit.Australian Financial Review, 21 March 2005, p. 25

There hope in Bush hawkish nomination

While the news that Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defence Secretary and architect of the Iraq War, has been nominated to head the World Bank has disappointed some and angered others, Mark Thirlwell wonders if the outspoken neo-con could turn out to be a surprisingly appropriate Bank president. The