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  • 18 Aug 2017 14:17

    Indonesia's unorthodox toll road debt

    Borrowing at a low interest rate might look attractive but, in the long term, the government - and its citizens - pay through higher cost of finance.

  • 18 Aug 2017 12:01

    South China Sea: Beijing raises the temperature again

    Asia has acquired yet another flashpoint, one that China has deliberately picked at a time and location of its choosing.

  • 18 Aug 2017 09:55

    Perfidious New Zealand

    The thing that puts New Zealand on the world map is rugby, and New Zealanders will do everything in their power to retain their rugby primacy.

New Voices

#PNGNewVoices: Engaging future leaders

Social media will be a key feature of this year's New Voices conference, which will be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The event, hosted by the Lowy Institute, begins on 22 October and will provide a platform for PNG's young leaders to discuss and debate the big issues affecting their

Sanitation for Cambodians afloat

Judy Hagan was the EWBA\'s Project Manager of the Tonle Sap Floating Toilet Project in Cambodia in 2008 and 2009. This post is part of the New Voices series. On a wall at a local NGO in Noakhali District of Bangladesh earlier this year, I was struck by the following declaration: \'

Governance aid: Not sexy, but important

Luke Arnold is the Governance Manager in the Indonesia Section of AusAID. The views expressed here are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government. This blog is part of the New Voices series. Last month, following the first comprehensive review of Australia\'s

ASEAN: Putting Indonesia on the radar screen

Lina Alexandra is a researcher at the Department of International Relations, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta. This post is part of the New Voices series. In December 2010, the Indonesian Foreign Minister was asked what kind of role Indonesia would like to

The cool peace between China and India

Shashank Joshi is a PhD candidate at Harvard University and an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London. This post is part of the New Voices series. Over the past twenty years, India has become reacquainted with greater Asia. The story is well-known; it runs from the

Australia and China's higher education revolution

Philipp Ivanov is an education consultant, formerly with the University of Sydney Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. This post is part of the New Voices series.In May this year, China\'s Suzhou University announced plans to open a campus in Laos — the first

Australia-China: Some faulty economic assumptions

Jeffrey Wilson is a Departmental Visitor in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. This post is part of the New Voices series. Australia\'s place in Asia is said to be threatened by the prospect of great power rivalry between its primary security

Kachin state: The war between China and India

Dr Nicholas Farrelly is a Southeast Asia specialist at ANU. In 2006 he co-founded New Mandala, which deals with Southeast Asian regional affairs.This post is part of the New Voices series. In June 2011 a 17-year ceasefire between the ethnic minority Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the

Listen up! Asia's new voices

While Australians have been rightly charged with apathy about the momentous changes taking place to our north, there is a growing wealth of expertise on Asia among the young professionals and scholars of this country. On Friday 8 July, the Lowy Institute hosted its 8th annual New Voices