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The East Asia Program

The East Asia Program conducts research on the politics and foreign policies of the countries of East Asia, with a focus on how domestic politics in these countries shape external behaviour. Researchers focus on China, Indonesia, and Myanmar, and commission work by other scholars on the broader region. The program also holds a robust series of dialogues and events on the politics of the region, independently and in partnership with other organisations.

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Latest Publications

The Chinese investment elephant in the room

Using findings from the Lowy Institute – Rio Tinto China Analyst Fellowship and the 2013 Lowy Institute Poll, Dirk van der Kley writes in The BRICS Post that the Australian public's concerns towards Chinese investment go well beyond state owned enterprises

Dilema Hukuman Mati (Death penalty dilemma)

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae, in an opinion piece for Indonesian daily Kompas, outlines three reasons why executions are not the solution to narcotics crime. He argues that Indonesia can seek effective measures against narcotics and abolish the death penalty. The full text appears

Staying the executioners' guns?

In a new piece for Inside Indonesia, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae outlines signs that Indonesia may move towards abolition of the death penalty, and examines how Indonesia is reconciling its foreign and domestic policy on capital punishment. Read the full text of Staying the

China's foreign policy dilemma

Therefore Chinese foreign policy can be expected to be reactive. This may have serious consequences because of the potentially explosive nature of two of China's most pressing foreign policy challenges: how to decrease tensions with Japan and with Southeast Asian states over diverse territorial

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