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. Ranked as Australia's leading think tank, the Lowy Institute provides high-
Jordan Chandler Hirsch reviews Rendezvous with Destiny, by Dr Michael Fullilove, in The Wall Street Journal. Harry Hopkins, President Franklin Roosevelt's roving diplomat throughout World War II, met with Joseph Stalin in July 1941, five weeks after the Nazi invasion of the U.S.S.R.
Robin Lindley interviews Executive Director at the Lowy Institute on his new book Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World
Published jointly by the Lowy Institute and New South Publishing, this book is an edited English language edition of Solahudin's best selling NII Sampai JI: Salafy Jihadisme di Indonesia', translated by the Lowy Institute's Dr Dave McRae. Based on a remarkable array of original
In this article for CSIS' cogitAsia, Jack Georgieff argues that the recent policy put forth by the Rudd government to never resettle boat arrivals in Australia is flawed at best. Likewise, the opposition's alternative also presents chanllegnes to being fully implemented, should they win
In this article for Crikey, Thawley Scholar Jack Georgieff argues the recent coalition talks by Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will not produce a government conducive to pursuing peace talks with the Palestinians. This article was originally written for the Lowy Interpreter
One of the more unanticipated explanations for the Rudd government’s delay in announcing the date of election 2013 is the need to factor in the G20 leaders’ summit on September 5-6 in St Petersburg.
The relationship between Australia and India is poised at an historic moment. Consciously overcoming a challenging period, leaders of the two countries have realised new levels of mutual trust and confidence that are in turn generating policy momentum. Ahead of preparations for the 2013 Australia-
On 20 May 2013, The Lowy Institute launched the India Poll 2013 at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. Indian Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Mr Manish Tewari, attended the launch and addressed the audience on the findings of the poll. The full text of his remarks is included
This issue of the G20 Monitor examines the topic of development and the G20. In line with the coverage of G20 agenda items in previous issues of the Monitor, the focus is on where the G20 can add value
Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Rodger Shanahann recently published an article in the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 36, no. 3, Spring 2013, which looks at the implications of the Arab uprisings and the civil war in Syria for the Shi'a of Lebanon
In the dark days between Hitler’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 and Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt sent five remarkable men on dramatic and dangerous missions to Europe. The missions were highly unorthodox and they confounded and infuriated
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
In an opinion piece for The Australian Financial Review, Director of the G20 Studies Centre, Mike Callaghan, writes about the current state of international financial regulation, and the contribution Australia can make in this area when it chairs the G20 in 2014
Australia and France are well-placed to help each other advance their security interests in a rapidly changing world. Despite differences of geography, these two countries share broadly congruent interests and could benefit from deeper engagement as well as a closer understanding of each other&rsquo
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill either played a blinder or sowed the seeds for social turmoil when he signed off on the Regional Resettlement Arrangement with Australia last week. If the arrangement does stop the flow of asylum seekers to Australia, then Mr O’Neill
In an opinion piece in the LA Times, Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove writes that FDR combined meticulous planning and adroit public relations to reorient the U.S. and President Obama must do the same
In this commentary for for CSIS' CogitAsia blog, Lowy Institute research associate Jack Georgieff analyses the contours of the asylum seeker debate in Australia alongside its regional implications. Additionally Georgieff briefly analyses how Kevin Rudd's return as prime minister allows for a
This issue of the Monitor examines financial regulation and the role of the G20. It is part of a series examining specific issues on the G20 agenda. The next Monitor will cover international development and the G20.
Nonresident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan presented a paper, 'Religion or Realpolitik: A Comparative Study of Iranian Foreign Policy Towards Azerbaijan and Pakistan' at the 4th International Virtual Conference on Iran and the World Contemporary Developments, Imam Khomeini University, Qazvin,
International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf looks at what the results of the 2013 Lowy Institute Poll reveal about Australia-US relations in light of the appointment of a new American Ambassador to Australia
In this opinion piece in The West Australian, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf and Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Dr C Raja Mohan argue that Western Australia is a natural strategic link between Australia and India in the Indo-Pacific
In an opinion piece in The Australian newspaper, Michael Fullilove and Alex Oliver describe Australians’ complex attitudes towards important foreign policy issues, and in particular, Australia’s relations with its two most important partners: China as its most important economic partner
In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Mark Thirlwell writes that the WTO needs to be prepared for the ways in which looming mega-regional deals will change the way global trade is done and that the G20 needs to do more to support the multilateral trading system
The ninth annual Lowy Institute Poll reports the results of a nationally representative survey of 1,002 Australian adults conducted by mobile and fixed-line telephone in Australia between 4 and 20 March 2013.
The 2013 Poll rated the major political parties on a range of key foreign policy
This volume contains the proceedings of a conference on Indo-Pacific Maritime Security in the 21st Century, which was convened on February 21 and 22, 2011, at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre on Garden Island in Sydney. The conference resulted from a collaboration of the
The multilateral trading system, an important contributor to global peace and prosperity, is in trouble. In a new Lowy Institute Analysis for the G20 Studies Centre, Mark Thirlwell argues that it is time for G20 Leaders to work harder to save it.
In this article on The Diplomat's Flashpoints blog, Lowy Institute Thawley Scholar Jack Georgieff looks at what it might take for a return to ally status between the United States and New Zealand, arguing that it should not be taken off the table in the years ahead
In this CSIS commentary, Lowy Institute Thawley Scholar Jack Georgieff argues that U.S.-New Zealand relations have returned to an alliance in all but name, and that an official return to ANZUS by New Zealand should not be discounted in future years
The rise of Asia means Australia finds it self a lot closer to the centre of geopolitical and economic action than in the past. It is vital to our national interest, therefore, that Australians understand what is happening beyond our shores
This issue of the Monitor examines international trade and the role of the G20. Over coming months the Monitor will cover in detail a number of issues that are, or should be on the G20 agenda. The next issue will deal with financial regulation and the role of the G20
The Lowy Institute, together with The Asia Foundation and the Development Policy Centre at ANU, co-hosted the conference The Future of International Development in the Asia Pacific in Melbourne on 9-10 May 2013. Below is a summary of the conference proceedings and reflections on the main themes
In this article for CSIS' CogitASIA blog, Lowy Institute Thawley Scholar Jack Georgieff looks at US soft power and public diplomacy in New Zealand and Indonesia, and how that can be harnessed effectively by the Obama Administration's rebalance
In this article on The Diplomat's The Editor blog, Lowy Institute Thawley Scholar Jack Georgieff looks at the prospects for developing an Indo-Pacific Treaty as proposed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa