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  • 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.

  • 18 Aug 2017 09:35

    How India and the US can lead in the Indo-Pacific

    The stakes – who gets to construct the legal, economic, and military architecture of an integrated Indo-Pacific region – are enormous. Without bold policy from the US and India, the answer will be China.

Whats on at Lowy

Football diplomacy conference

In January 2015, Australia will host the Asian Cup. It is a prospect that has not only excited thousands of Australian football fans, it also offers opportunities for the commercial, cultural and diplomatic communities of Australia. With tens of thousands of tourists projected to visit Australia to

White Paper launch linkage

Last Sunday's launch of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper was (we think) the biggest event the Lowy Institute has hosted in its almost ten-year history. 31 Bligh St was positively bursting at the seams as we hosted the Prime Minister, her senior cabinet ministers (Wayne Swan, Bob

Christiana Figueres: climate change, Kyoto and Qatar

Christiana Figueres, the Executive Director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, will be at the Lowy Institute on Wednesday to talk about the Qatar climate conference and the looming Kyoto Protocol deadline.  The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was formed

New paper launch

On Tuesday 9 October, the Lowy Institute's Executive Director, Dr Michael Fullilove, will launch his new paper, The Audacity of Reasonableness, which compares the foreign policies of US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney. Michael's argument is that when

Julie Bishop turns the tables

Last week we put on a slightly unusual event, inviting Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop to put veteran journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann in the hot seat over their novel \'The Marmalade Files\'. Watching Steve and Chris squirm under pressure was highly entertaining! If you

Calling our young strategic minds

Applications are now open for the 2011-12 Michael and Deborah Thawley Scholarship in international security at the Lowy Institute. The closing date is 10 August. The Scholarship as an exceptional opportunity for any emerging Australian strategic thinker – such as a junior official or

Lowy Institute events update

For those who attend Lowy Institute events or subscribe to our event podcasts/videos, please take note: from 1 July there will no longer be a  formal weekly Wednesday lecture program.  This doesn\'t mean the end of events at the Lowy Institute; far from it. The second half of 2012

A new Lowy Institute website

Today the Lowy Institute proudly unveils its new website: The website is not just an update, it\'s a complete overhaul and reflection of the Institute\'s status as a leading global think tank. It provides a cutting-edge, dynamic platform for the Institute to do what it