Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, was interviewed on ABC Radio National's PM program on concerns about China's influence and strategic intentions in the South Pacific.
In an article in The Wall Street Journal on the intensifying efforts of foreign governments to win influence in Papua New Guinea, Enda Curran quotes Jenny Hayward-Jones, Director of The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program.
In an article in The Guardian on the need for aid agencies to do more to articulate the case for using contractors for development and relief work, Les Roopanarine quotes Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Annmaree O'Keeffe.
Monocle magazine interviewed Alex Oliver for its Oceania briefing about Australia's engagement in the Pacific, including military drawdown in the Solomon Islands and Australia's relationships with Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
2UE's drive-time presenter, Jason Morrison, interviewed Alex Oliver about the problems for Australia's consular affairs when increasing numbers of Australians travel overseas. They discuss the options, including travel insurance and a consular levy, as suggested in Alex's policy brief Consular conundrum.
Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan was interviewed on SBS World News on how authorities in the Gulf Arab states are cracking down on what they perceive as dissent among bloggers and others using social media.
Marl Thirlwell, Program Director, International Economy, was interviewed on ABC's PM program on a scholarship program at Beijing's Tsinghua University under which 10,000 students will study and create closer ties with China.
In an article in The Washington Post on North Korea's pulling out all workers from an industrial complex operated jointly with the South, Chico Harlan quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.
In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on whether Kim Jong-un's threat to nuke the U.S. means he is a joker, a tyrant or a wavering strongman, Peter Hartcher quotes Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown.
In an article in The Australian on the postponement by the United States of a planned ballistic missile test in a measure apparently aimed at coaxing Kim Jong-un out of conducting a test of his own, Rick Wallace quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.
In an article in China Daily on President Xi Jinping's call for more cooperation with Australia in bilateral economic ties and promoting stability in the Asia-Pacific region, Wu Jiao, Cheng Guangjin and Zhou Wa quote Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.
Deborah Snow writes in The Sydney Morning Herald on a new Policy Brief by Alex Oliver which draws attention to a soaring workload for the consular staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as more Australians travel overseas.
On Melbourne ABC local radio, Libby Gorr talks with former High Commissioner to South Africa, Ann Harrap, about the issues raised in Alex Oliver's Policy Brief, Consular Conundrumand the challenges for DFAT in looking after Australians travelling overseas.