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Reading China’s White Paper

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

Australia, America's too-frugal ally

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

Sweet and sour in defence take on China

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

Australian model or Australian bubble?

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? 

India-Australia Poll 2013

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

Indonesian ties much tighter

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

An Asian security standoff

Lowy Institute Non-resident Senior Fellow Alan Dupont has published an article in the May-June 2012 issue of The National Interest on how the dissolution of the Old Order in East Asia has created a delicate power balance there. The full text of the article is available here

Tweets and tanks

In this opinion piece in American Review magazine, Rory Medcalf explores the effect that social media has had on interstate tensions in Indo-Pacific Asia and beyond

Observations of Chinese investment in Australia

Last night, the inaugural Lowy Institute-Rio Tinto China Fellow, Professor Zha Daojiong of Peking University, gave a lively presentation on Chinese investment in Australia. Professor Zha is one of China's leading international policy scholars. The talk touched on some controversial issues

The future of women in Afghanistan

Military Fellow James Brown participated in a panel discussion hosted by Amnesty International to discuss how Australia can help Afghan women fighting for their rights. He spoke alongside Wazhma Frogh, receipient of the 2009 International Women of Courage Award, and SBS journalist Karen Middleton

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

Asian century is marked by rising conflict

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Rory Medcalf argues that the Asian Century is increasingly being marked by inter-state tensions and strategic mistrust. This reality runs counter to the government’s perceptions of the Asian Century as outlined in its 2012 White Paper, and as a result, it

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