In this article for The Australian, Rory Medcalf argues that Australia must look to its growing and influential Indian diaspora communities in order to build the bilateral relationship between Australia and India
On Thursday, 31 October, Mr Rupert Murdoch, AC, delivered the tenth anniversary Lowy Lecture at the Town Hall in Sydney. In front of 700 guests, the News Corp Executive Chairman spoke of the need for Australia to be competitive in the 21st century
In this op-ed, Dr Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, discusses America's 'war-weariness', drawing comparisons with Roosevelt's decision to support the Allies in World War II
In this op-ed for the Australian Financial Review, Director of the G20 Studies Centre, Mike Callaghan, discusses the essential steps the government should take in chairing the G20, including authoring a concept paper and encouraging leader engagement
On 9 October 2013, leading Indian strategic thinker and Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Dr C Raja Mohan delivered a public lecture on the prospects of developing a middle power coalition in the Indo-Pacific. Please see below for the full transcript of the event
In this essay in The American Interest, the Lowy Institute’s Rory Medcalf explains the rise of an Indo-Pacific conception of Asia. He argues that this emerging maritime super-region is defined in large part by China’s expanding economic and strategic horizons. To manage China’
On 16 October 2013 Michael Pezzullo, Chief Executive of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, gave a lecture at the Lowy Institute on 'Border management and its role in supporting national economic competitiveness'
Australia will chair the G20 for 12 months from 1 December 2013. It will be the largest international economic meeting ever held in Australia. This paper outlines the strategy, priorities and steps required for the Brisbane G20 summit to be a success – it is a ‘playbook’ for
This issue of the Monitor deals with infrastructure financing, combatting tax evasion and avoidance, fighting corruption and global energy governance. The question being explored in each area is ‘where can the G20 add value?'
Australia’s new government must make tough decisions in defence policy. Australia’s broad national interests and the challenging strategic environment in Indo-Pacific Asia make it essential to modernise the Australian Defence Force. The nation’s defence capabilities remain underfunded and its
In an opinion piece in The Drum, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae says Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to Indonesia was a positive, but four genuine challenges lie ahead for the bilateral relationship
In this article for Aspenia Online, Rory Medcalf examines the foreign policy challenges facing the Abbott government, arguing that it must focus on charting a secure course in an era of increasingly rich and powerful Asian states
Interpreter Editor Sam Roggeveen, in a cover story for The Spectator Australia, discusses Prime Minister Abbott's brand of conservatism, his commitment to the US alliance, and the Angloshpere as an instrument of foreign policy. The full article is available here
This Lowy Institute Analysis examines the trajectory of the Syrian conflict in the wake of the Russian and US agreement to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons. It argues that while that agreement, enshrined in Security Council Resolution 2118, may remove a pernicious class of weapons from
On 26 September 2013, the Lowy Institute for International Policy hosted Nick Warner AP PSM, Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service as the keynote speaker for the Lowy Institute's Media Award ceremony. Nick made a speech in tribute to his late father, Dennis Warner
In this opinion piece for The West Australian, Rory Medcalf argues that key ministers in the new Abbott Cabinet will put Western Australia at the centre of Australia's global focus on Asia and the Indian Ocean
On 18 September 2013, the Lowy Institute for International Policy hosted Mr Andrew Michelmore as the keynote speaker for the Lowy Institute 10th Anniversary China Changing Lecture in Beijing. This was the first major event held by the Lowy Institute in China. Mr Michelmore, based on his
Rodger Shanahan, From Tyre to Tehran: Transnational Links Amongst Lebanese Shi'a Clerical Families. Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies, 2013 6 (3), pp 307-322 Overview Many people conflate religious links between Lebanon's Shi'a community and their co-religionists in Iran purely
James Brown, Fifty Shades of Grey: Officer Culture in the Australian Army. Australian Army Journal, Culture edition 2013 10 (3) 2013, pp 244-254.
As the Australian Army begins a transition from a decade abroad it is timely to ask what we know about its officer culture, how
Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae, in an opinion piece for the Media Indonesia newspaper, explains that the newly-elected Coalition have maintained Indonesia as a priority, but that certain of their policies could cause tension. He argues that both the Australian and Indonesian
In this article in The Wall Street Journal Asia Edition, Rory Medcalf argues the need for Australia's new Coalition government to bring steadiness to matters of security and diplomacy, which will be particularly critical in a changing Indo-Pacific Asia
Throughout a decade of remarkable change and upheaval, the Lowy Institute has discussed, dissected and analysed the big issues shaping global politics, and provided fresh policy ideas for Australian decision-makers.
Reports from a Turbulent Decade, the Lowy Institute's 10th anniversary anthology (