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Commentary
Solomon Islands unrest not helped by foreign powers behaving badly
While geopolitics may have been a spark, the true drivers of this week’s unrest go much deeper than foreign policy. Originally published in the Australian Financial Review.
Commentary
Australia’s early intervention can help Solomon Islands but the roots of the conflict run deep
Honiara has awoken to a calmer scene but tension lingers as quelling the violent protests has not resolved their underlying causes. Originally published in The Guardian.
The Indo-Pacific Operating System: How can America shore up the regional order?
Interactives
The Indo-Pacific Operating System: How can America shore up the regional order?
Five essays from experts from, or based in, Southeast Asia provide a sense of the region’s complexity and the nuance with which any effort to shore up – or rebuild – regional…
Commentary
Telstra’s Digicel Pacific challenge
The deal with the government insulates the telco from financial risk. But accepting the role of Australia’s lead business ambassador in the region makes it no set-and-forget…
Commentary
Far more than just the money, Digicel is a very big deal
 Originally published in The Australian. By Jonathan Pryke and Mihai Sora. Jonathan Pryke
Lowy Institute Conversations: Fan Yang and Fergus Ryan on Chinese-language media in Australia
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Fan Yang and Fergus Ryan on Chinese-language media in Australia
In this episode of Conversations, Jennifer Hsu talks with Fan Yang and Fergus Ryan about the media representation of Australia-China relations, WeChat, self-censorship…
Commentary
PNG is back on the brink of a delta variant disaster
Complacency and vaccine hesitancy at all levels of society have left PNG wide open to delta infection. The country needs outside help – and very quickly. Originally published in…
Lowy Institute Conversations: Richard Marles on Australia in the Pacific
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Richard Marles on Australia in the Pacific
In this episode of Conversations, Jonathan Pryke speaks with Richard Marles.
Lowy Institute Conversations: Jeffrey Sachs on global cooperation and sustainable development in the time of COVID-19
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Jeffrey Sachs on global cooperation and sustainable development in the time of COVID-19
In this episode of Conversations, Alexandre Dayant talks with Prof. Jeffrey Sachs about global cooperation in the time of COVID-19, vaccine distribution and Australia’s…