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Conversations: Zhiqun Zhu on Chinese foreign policy ahead of the 20th National Congress of the CCP
Podcasts
Conversations: Zhiqun Zhu on Chinese foreign policy ahead of the 20th National Congress of the CCP
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Jennifer Hsu talks with Zhiqun Zhu to explore and assess some of China’s major foreign policy initiatives and…
Australia in the Middle East: Enduring risks, interests, and opportunities
Analyses
Australia in the Middle East: Enduring risks, interests, and opportunities
Despite ending its 20-year military operations in the Middle East, Australia’s equities in the region are now more substantial than ever.
Conversations: The South China Sea - Has the United States lost to China?
Podcasts
Conversations: The South China Sea - Has the United States lost to China?
Susannah Patton talks to Greg Poling, Director of the Southeast Asia Program and Director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and…
Australia’s responsibility is to see, hear and advocate for the people of Taiwan
Commentary
Australia’s responsibility is to see, hear and advocate for the people of Taiwan
As China chastises Australia for not siding with the ‘victim’, let’s see Taiwan on its own terms and not through the frame of Sino-US rivalry. Originally published in The Guardian…
WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
Analyses
WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
A new study finds that despite drawbacks, the Chinese messaging app plays a vital role in the democratic participation of Chinese-Australians.
Why Papua New Guinea urgently needs to elect more women to parliament
Commentary
Why Papua New Guinea urgently needs to elect more women to parliament
Originally published in The Conversation.
Why this Taiwan crisis is more dangerous than the last one
Commentary
Why this Taiwan crisis is more dangerous than the last one
In the decades since the last Taiwan crisis, China’s rapid military build-up has shifted the balance of power around the island decisively in its favour. Originally published in…
Why deglobalisation brings war closer over Taiwan
Commentary
Why deglobalisation brings war closer over Taiwan
Decoupling was thought to be the path to stabilising superpower competition. But greater self-sufficiency may make the US and China think they can survive a military conflict and…
Rise of the Extreme Right – The new global extremism and the threat to democracy
Books
Rise of the Extreme Right – The new global extremism and the threat to democracy
The New Global Extremism and the Threat to Democracy. A Lowy Institute Paper, published by Penguin.