Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 | 15:57 | SYDNEY
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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.

What makes a leader

Do leaders matter? Are the trajectories of nations directed by unstoppable social and economic forces regardless of who’s in charge, or are the histories of states those of a handful of highly influential leaders?
At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 20 October, Fergus Hanson and Alex Oliver reported on an intensive empirical pilot study tracing the pathways taken by leaders in Timor-Leste and Samoa.

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