This is the full pre-print text of 'A few poorly organized men: interreligious violence in Poso, Indonesia' by Dave McRae, published by Brill in May 2013. The hardcopy of the book is available via www.brill.com/few-poorly-organized-men A brief description of the book appears below
In this article on The Diplomat's Flashpoints blog, Rory Medcalf discusses the implications of Chinese naval activity in the United States' Exclusive Economic Zone as revealed at the recent Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore
Lowy Institute Research Associate Dr Philippa Brant has published an article in the journal Asian Studies Review, Volume 37 (2) 2013, on the implications of China's emergence as a global development actor
One of the most significant developments in global economic leadership in recent years has been the development of the G20 Leaders’ Summit. After a positive start, particularly with the 2009 London G20 Leaders’ Summit, the G20 has more recently been criticized as losing focus and making
This report brings together four essays from Australian and Brazilian authors that collectively aim to shed some light on Brazil and its future importance to Australia and the world. It presents a series of perspectives on the modern Brazilian economy, its economic history, its ties with
On 21 May 2013, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf made a presentation at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies Workshop on Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region: China, India and U.S. Perspectives. The full text of his remarks is included below
In this op-ed in The Australian, Rory Medcalf and Amitabh Mattoo discuss what the findings of the India Poll 2013 reveal about mistrust in China-India relations ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India
In an opinion piece about China and the Arctic for the Global Times (in English and Chinese), Lowy Institute East Asia Program Director Linda Jakobson argues that Chinese policymakers will have to grapple with the jitters that China as a rising power evokes
In an opinion piece in the Financial Times, Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, writes that China’s motives in the Arctic are perfectly comprehensible; they concern climate change, trade and resources
Jenny Hayward-Jones writes in an opinion piece for ABC's The Drum that just because Chinese companies are engaged in economic competition in the Pacific Islands does not mean Australia's dominance in the region is under threat
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Jenny Hayward-Jones writes that instead of speculating on the hidden intentions of China’s growing engagement with the Pacific Islands region, Canberra's priority should be to assist Pacific Island countries maximise the economic benefits of China'
In this article on The Diplomat's Flashpoints blog, Bonnie S. Glaser and Jack Georgieff compare the approaches of Canberra and Washington to China following the release of the 2013 Ausralian Defence White Paper
China's growing engagement in the Pacific Islands has fueled talk of great-power competition in the region. But viewing China's activities in the region in geo-strategic terms is inappropriate and potentially counter-productive.
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Rodger Shanahan write that US Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to Russia and the subsequent announcement of a peace conference to be attended by Assad government officials and opposition members is a welcome chink of light in an otherwise bleak outlook
Writing on cogitASIA, the blog of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, Thawley Scholar Jack Georgieff writes on the current broadening and deepening of Australian-Sino relations
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Jenny Hayward-Jones writes that when Prime Minister Gillard visits Papua New Guinea, she could be an effective advocate for PNG's women, who endure staggering levels of domestic violence
In an opinion piece in the Indian Express, Sam Roggeveen says China’s newly released Defence White Paper is nobody’s idea of light reading. But examined closely, it reveals some important truths about China and its place in the world
In this opinion article in the Wall Street Journal (Asia), International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf and Military Fellow James Brown argue that the 2013 Australian defence white paper needs a budget to back it up, otherwise Australia risks losing the capability edge it would need to help
In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Rory Medcalf, Director of the International Security Program, writes that the 2013 Australian Defence White Paper takes a more balanced and defensive approach towards China than its diplomatic packaging would suggest
On 29 April 2013, Shadow Defence Minister Senator David Johnston gave a lecture to the Lowy Institute on the Coalition's defence policy in the lead-up to the release of the 2013 Defence White Paper. The text of Senator Johnston's speech is included below
Mark Thirlwell has an essay in the March-April issue of Pacific Standard that takes a look at Australia’s recent economic success and assesses whether we can keep beating the odds. Is Australia’s 21-year run of economic growth the product of a successful economic model?
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove examines the costs of the war in Iraq to the United States and the implications for the Australia-US alliance
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Rory Medcalf, Amitabh Mattoo and Christopher Kremmer look at what Indians really think of Australia following the release of the India-Australia Poll, a ground-breaking survey on Indian attitudes towards Australia
The India-Australia Poll is a groundbreaking survey of Indian public attitudes towards Australia, with some surprising results. It reveals broadly positive views towards Australia, but lingering concerns about student safety.
Key issues covered in the poll include: Indian perceptions of
To be the premier forum for international economic cooperation, the G20 will need to strengthen such core features as clarity of objectives, communication, transparency and accountability. This Analysis outlines what Australia can do in all these areas when it chairs the G20 in 2014
John Carlson is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. This speech was given at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC in November 2012, as part of the Australian Ambassador’s 2012 Speaker Series
John Carlson is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. This paper was presented to an Asan Institute fo Policy Studies conference in Seoul in November 2011. The conference theme was 'Nuclear Crisis in Northeast Asia'
In an opinion piece in The Age, Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown writes that while Kim Jong-un threatens a nuclear attack on US cities, North Korea's elite can't get anough of US popular culture
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Alan Dupont, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute, comments on the remarkable recovery in Australia's strategic relationship with Indonesia in the last decade
In this article on The Diplomat's Flashpoints blog, Rory Medcalf looks at the implications of the Philippines' legal challenge to China on the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
In an opinion piece in the South China Morning Post, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Dave McRae says Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's human rights record does not support a reputation for being progressive
In an opinion piece in The Australian, Research Fellow Alex Oliver writes that a huge increase in overseas travel by Australians is putting unsustainable pressure on Australia’s consular services. This comes at a time with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is stretched to the