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  • 01 Mar 2017 18:28

    The race for Raqqa

    The most difficult aspect of the Raqqa operation is not the seizure of the city but the post-seizure governance.

  • 01 Mar 2017 16:53

    Australia's F-35s: The beginning of a 5th generation RAAF

    The arrival of two F-35 Joint Strike Fighters this week marks the first time Australia's own fifth-generation fighter aircraft have flown over Australian skies.

  • 01 Mar 2017 13:44

    Welcome to the post-American era

    America is transitioning from an indispensable nation, the guarantor of the global rules-based order, to a normal great power.

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People | experts Sam Roggeveen
Director of Digital and Senior Fellow
Lowy Institute for International Policy
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Areas of ExpertiseChina’s military forces, drone warfare, US politics and foreign policy, new media, terrorism, Australia's foreign and defence policy

Sam Roggeveen is Director of Digital and a Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute. He oversees the Institute’s digital strategy across its two websites (lowyinstitute.org and lowyinterpreter.org) and its social media channels. Sam joined the Lowy Institute in 2007 as founding editor of its digital magazine, The Interpreter. In that role he was privileged to work with some of Australia’s best international policy minds to put together one of the smartest, wittiest, most informative sites on the web. Before joining the Lowy Institute, Sam was a senior strategic analyst in Australia's peak intelligence agency, the Office of National Assessments, where his work dealt mainly with nuclear strategy and arms control, ballistic-missile defence, North Asian strategic affairs and WMD terrorism. Sam also worked on arms control policy in Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs, and as an analyst in the Defence Intelligence Organisation. During his time in the bureaucracy, Sam discovered the power of blogs to transform the way politics is debated and discussed. Sam has written for various Australian newspapers and magazines, though these days he prefers to save his best material for The Interpreter.