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  • 9 Apr 2020 12:00

    Cry the beloved world

    As the next wave of Covid-19 bears down on developing nations, is there a chance they can avoid the worst?

  • 9 Apr 2020 10:00

    WHO and China: Compounding politics and policy

    The World Health Organization has been heavily criticised for appeasing China instead of leading the Covid-19 fight.

  • 9 Apr 2020 07:00

    We’re all socialists now

    With a spectre haunting the world, governments unite, with unimaginably radical solutions to save capitalism.

News and Media

Young Diggers blasted for front-line foolery

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Smith's report on Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, David Wroe quotes Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown.

China backs sanctions to ward off US

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on China's support for tougher sanctions against North Korea, prompted in part by concerns of US-anchored missile defence system on its borders, John Garnaut quotes Sam Roggeveen. 

Interview: Alex Oliver - Ben Zygier

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Alex Oliver was interviewed on ABC's PM program on foreign minister Kevin Rudd's demand for answers about the detention and death of so-called Prisoner X in a top security prison in Tel Aviv. 

Football Diplomacy

Media release
A new Lowy Institute Policy Brief urges the Australian government, business and community groups to use Australia’s hosting of the Asian Cup in 2015 to strengthen Australia’s broader

Interview: James Brown - Defence White Paper

Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown was interviwed on Monocle 24's The Globalist program on the Defence White Paper in the context of regional and international developments.

Poaching by miners 'eroding Aussie defence'

In an article in The Straits Times on the competition between mining companies and the Australian Defence Force for personnel, Jonathan Pearlman quotes Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown.

Foreign, domestic policy a blur for Beijing

In an article for Asia Times Online on the possible directions for Chinese foreign policy after the leadership changes, Dr Nadine Godehardt quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Interview: Anthony Bubalo - Saudi Arabia

Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, was interviewed on Radio National's RN Drive program West of Asia segment on the Shura Council and flirting in Saudi Arabia.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - Pakistani port

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on Radio National's Asia Pacific program on concerns raised by China's taking control of Pakistan's Gwadar deep-sea port.

Alex Oliver discusses Prisoner X on Monocle 24 Radio

On Friday 15th February, Alex Oliver was interviewed by "The Globalist" program on Monocle 24 Radio on the implications for Australian consular policy posed by the Prisoner X case and possible consequences for the Australia/Israel relationship.

G20 needs fresh approach

In an article in the Australian Financial Review on The Group of 20, Alan Mitchell quotes Mike Callaghan, Director of the Lowy Institute's G20 Studies Centre.

Swan fires shot in currency war debate

In an article in the Australian Financial Review on Treasurer Wayne Swan's declaration on determining exchange rates, Jacob Greber quotes Mark Thirlwell, Program Director International Economy.

Lives in shadow

An article in the English edition of Tempo (Indonesia) quotes Dr Dave McCrae on the effect of executions on Indonesia's international image.

China and Japan: Locked on

An article in The Economist on the possibility of armed conflict between Japan and China over the five tiny, uninhabited Senkaku/Diaoyu islands quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Interview: Linda Jakobson - East China Sea dispute

Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia, appeared on Australia Network News' Newsline program on the escalation of the territorial dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea.

What Israel's election means for U.S. relations

Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, was interviewed on Radio National's Drive program on what the results of Israel's election mean for Israel and for relations with its closest ally the United States.

New generation: Talking with PNG's Attorney-General

Keith Jackson & Friends' PNG Attitudes posted Alex Oliver’s blog post and interview with PNG’s Attorney-General, discussing ways to combat corruption in PNG and his attitude to the Manus Island refugee processing centre. The interview was conducted in late 2012 for the Lowy Institute's Leadership Mapping project.

PNG's new attorney-general targets corruption

On Australia Network News' Pacific Beat program, Jemima Garrett discussed processes to combat corruption in Papua New Guinea, using excerpts from the interview Alex Oliver conducted with PNG Attorney-General Kerenga Kua late in 2012 for the Lowy Institute's Leadership Mapping project.

Relaunching the G20

Media release
In a new Lowy Institute Analysis the Director of the Lowy Institute’s G20 Studies Centre, Mike Callaghan, argues that Australia should ‘relaunch’ the G20 when it chairs the forum

On the edge

An article in The Economist on Australia's history and geography, and its place in Asia, quotes the 2012 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy.

Defence set to buy Super Hornets over cutting-edge fighter

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the news that Australia will almost certainly be forced to buy 24 new Super Hornet fighter planes, David Wroe quotes Sam Roggeveen, Editor of the Lowy Institute's blog, The Interpreter.

Army bases to close under push to cut defence budget

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on the possible closure of dozens of military bases and army reserve depots under a drive to save money, David Wroe quotes Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown.

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