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  • 14 Aug 2018 15:00

    Taiwan’s small-power diplomacy

    Taipei is facing more competition from Beijing over which “China” is allowed to exist in the international community.

  • 14 Aug 2018 13:00

    Disappearing Deng

    Xi Jinping has pickpocketed from the Deng Xiaoping era, while diminishing the man hailed as the “Architect of Reform”.

  • 14 Aug 2018 12:00

    Diplomacy in the post-broadcasting era

    Projecting Australia’s interests now demands a very different suite of approaches from those of days gone by.

Commentary

Opinion pieces by Lowy Institute experts

Do we need embassies anymore?

In conjunction with the release of the Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index, Alex Oliver writes in Foreign Affairs about the challenges facing the institution of the embassy in the twenty-first century. The article can be viewed on the Foreign Affairs website here.    

Time for a stronger U.S.-Australia alliance?

In the wake of a report from CSIS and ANU calling for a stronger US alliance refocused on the Asia Pacific, Alex Oliver examines the eleven years of Lowy Institute polling on attitudes to the US alliance, and cautions that, despite Australians' strong support for the alliance, any

Time for a stronger U.S.-Australia alliance?

In the wake of a report from CSIS and ANU calling for a stronger US alliance refocused on the Asia Pacific, Alex Oliver examines the eleven years of Lowy Institute polling on attitudes to the US alliance, and cautions that, despite Australians' strong support for the alliance, any

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