At the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, the Lowy Institute’s Hervé Lemahieu used the Asia Power Index to chart what might happen to the distribution of power as we move from an open and consensual world order to one that is defined more by competition and zero-sum politics
Amid the sound and fury of US President Donald Trump, European populists, and Brexiteers, it is tempting to think that Australia has been spared from the political turmoil sweeping Western democracies. But if one focuses not on the rise of populism but on the decline of the mainstream, Australia no
In 2019, Australians rank climate change at the top of a list of ten possible threats to Australia's vital interests in the next ten years. A majority of Australian adults (64%) see climate change as ‘a critical threat’, an increase of six points from 2018 and 18 points since 2014
On Wednesday 1 May, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Penny Wong gave a speech titled ‘Australian values, Australia’s interests - Foreign policy under a Shorten Labor Government’. After the address, the Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove chaired an audience Q&
Indonesia’s ability to hold free and fair polls illustrates many of the oft-hidden processes that, beyond the simple act of casting ballots, underpin democratic societies.
Originally published in The Atlantic
Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove reflects on the Trump administration, the effect of the midterms on US foreign policy and what this means for Australia and the world order. This speech was delivered at the Lowy Institute on 13 November 2018
At first the world laughed at Australia's political instability, but more serious consequences are emerging as international summit season comes to an end.
This article was originally published in Sydney Morning Herald on 3 December 2018.