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MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Project

The Institute’s 2009–2012 Asia Security Project explored the limits of security cooperation in Asia and identified  measures to stop rivalries escalating into war. This project, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, was a precursor to two major MacArthur projects on nuclear strategic stability and maritime security in Indo-Pacific Asia from 2013 onwards.

 

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Nuclear-armed submarines in Indo-Pacific Asia: Stabiliser or menace?

In this Report, Lowy Institute Research Associate Brendan Thomas-Noone and Nonresident Fellow Professor Rory Medcalf examine the implications of sea-based nuclear weapons for strategic stability in the Indo-Pacific. This paper is part of a wider research and outreach project on nuclear

Middle powers in Asia: The limits of realism

In the world of international relations theory, the realist paradigm reigns supreme. In large part, this is because it has core features that exert strong appeal beyond the academy: explanatory parsimony and the use of historical analogy. Realists place great emphasis on Europe's experience of

Abbott has stopped the boats, now he can reap the benefits

Although I profoundly disagree with the Government's policy on asylum seekers, the 2014 Lowy Institute Poll indicates that it has been successful in at least three ways beyond the bald statistic that no boats have arrived in Australia for over 150 days. First, by and large Australians support the

The Lowy Institute's own books of the year

So far, we've offered you twelve books of the year in four installments. To close this feature, a reminder that the Lowy Institute itself has had quite a remarkable publishing year, with four new books hitting the shelves. So, if you're looking for a last minute gift idea... Rendezvous with Destiny

Sweet and sour: Australian public attitudes towards China

Foreign policy has hardly featured in the 2010 election campaign. That's a shame. Australia faces an increasingly uncertain international environment. One of the most pressing challenges facing the next government will be putting in place a durable policy framework to guide Australia's increasingly

Conference Report: Asia’s Nuclear Future

In February 2010 the Lowy Institute co-hosted a major international workshop on Asia’s Nuclear Future with the US-based Non-Proliferation Policy Education Centre. Leading experts and security practitioners from the United States, China, Japan, India, Pakistan and Australia had a candid exchange of

Quadrilateral dialogue

The quadrilateral dialogue among the US, Japan, Australia and India was never as substantial as its champions or its detractors claimed it to be, argues international security program director Rory Medcalf in this article in the February-March edition of The Diplomat. China saw menace in a phantom

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Dr Milton Osborne presentation

On 31 October 2007 at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Dr Milton Osborne examined China's growing influence in Southeast Asia by looking at the water politics of the Salween and Mekong River systems that link China to continental Southeast Asia. Drawing on a Lowy Institute Perspective written earlier

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Connecting the spokes - Malcolm Cook & Rory Medcalf presentations

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 9 May, Malcolm Cook, Program Director Asia & the Pacific, and Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, explored what the Australia-Japan Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation means for Australia-Japan relations and what it tells us about Japan's

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: North Korea - Professor Alan Dupont presentation

On 1 November at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Professor Alan Dupont, the Michael Hintze Chair of International Security at the University of Sydney, explored the implications of North Korea's nuclear weapons program for global and regional security following Pyongyang’s provocative nuclear test on

Taiwan's identity challenge

Dr Malcolm Cook recently published an article entitled 'Taiwan's identity crisis' in John Hopkins University's SAIS Review. The article analyses the tensions between Taiwan's uniquely dependent geo-strategic position and its nation-building quest. Taiwan society is differentiating itself from

The new world

The Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Allan Gyngell, gave a speech in Melbourne on 6 October 2005 to the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He argues that globalisation is one of the principal drivers of change in the world, that is here to stay, that it is developing an

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