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Commentary
Why the US is quietly outshining China
Xi Jinping likes to say China owns the future and the West is in decline. But appearances can also deceive. Originally published in the Australian Financial Review.
The Director’s Chair: Matt Pottinger on his career, working for President Trump, China and COVID
Podcasts
The Director’s Chair: Matt Pottinger on his career, working for President Trump, China and COVID
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with the former US Deputy National Security Adviser, Matthew Pottinger.
Lowy Institute Conversations: Zoe Daniel on the legacy of the Trump administration
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Zoe Daniel on the legacy of the Trump administration
In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Lydia Khalil sits down with Zoe Daniel to discuss her new book, Greetings from Trumpland.
Commentary
Only a resilient democracy could have survived the mob violence
Originally published in The Australian.
The Director’s Chair: Dr Robert Dallek on the U.S. presidency and the 2020 election
Podcasts
The Director’s Chair: Dr Robert Dallek on the U.S. presidency and the 2020 election
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with Dr Robert Dallek, the distinguished presidential historian. 
The Director’s Chair: Joe Biden's senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan, on Russia, China, climate diplomacy and Australia
Podcasts
The Director’s Chair: Joe Biden's senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan, on Russia, China, climate diplomacy and Australia
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with Jake Sullivan, the senior policy adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden.
Commentary
The US, not China, is Australia's most difficult relationship
All the talk of “mateship” and ever “deepening ties” in relation to our alliance with the US tends to obscure the competitive nature of foreign policy. Originally published in the…
Commentary
A dysfunctional America helps China – but hurts Australia and our region
It doesn’t matter to Beijing who wins the presidential election. But a divided America may translate into an isolated Australia. Originally published in The Guardian.
COVIDcast: Olivia Troye inside the White House Coronavirus Task Force
Podcasts
COVIDcast: Olivia Troye inside the White House Coronavirus Task Force
In the latest episode of COVIDcast, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Lydia Khalil sat down with Olivia Troye, a former White House Coronavirus Task Force member and Homeland…