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  • 22 Aug 2017 11:28

    The increasingly fragile Iran nuclear deal

    Trump’s words and actions have had a significant impact, scaring Western businesses already wary of doing business with Iran and adding fuel to the growing fire between the US and its European allies.

  • 22 Aug 2017 11:23

    What the US would need to deter China

    China's leaders would very reluctantly back down if they were truly convinced that the alternative was war with America. But how would the US convince them of that?

  • 22 Aug 2017 08:26

    The Russian ‘taboo’ and the German election

    When it comes to Germany and Russia, pragmatic economic interests run up against a philosophical commitment to human rights and a liberal European order, and adherence to the positions of NATO and the EU.

Courting Reform: Indonesia's Islamic Courts and Justice for the Poor

On 30 March, in the first of the Lowy Institute’s Food for Thought lectures for this year, Cate Sumner and Tim Lindsey discussed how the Indonesian Islamic courts have embraced reform within a judicial system notorious for corruption and incompetence, taking the lead in efforts to deliver decisions that are more accessible, transparent and fair, especially for women and the poor. Indeed the courts have become models of socially oriented judicial reform, for both non-religious courts in Indonesia and also for Islamic courts elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

 

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