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Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji
Analyses
Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Anna Powles and Jose Sousa-Santos argue that Russia’s sale of arms to Fiji underlines how the security orthodoxy in the Pacific Islands region is…
The future of Papua New Guinea: Old challenges for new leaders
Analyses
The future of Papua New Guinea: Old challenges for new leaders
Papua New Guinea’s next generation of leaders should take a new approach in seeking to turn around negative trends in law and order, education, and health. Emerging leaders could…
Commentary
Australia's ignorance about Papua New Guinea is a loss for both nations
Read the extract at The Guardian here. See more details about The Embarrassed Colonialist here. Sean Dorney
The Embarrassed Colonialist
Lowy Institute Papers
The Embarrassed Colonialist
Forty years after independence, Papua New Guinea is the largest single recipient of aid from Australia. Yet Australians seem to be largely ambivalent about the country. Few…
Chinese worldviews and China’s foreign policy
Analyses
Chinese worldviews and China’s foreign policy
Four key narratives help explain the way that China acts in and interprets the world, providing a more nuanced guide to China’s aims and ambitions and helping to shape more…
Commentary
South China Sea dispute: US challenge may fall into China trap
South China Sea dispute: US challenge may fall into China trapEuan GrahamThe Australian Financial Review19 October 2015Euan Graham
The perception gap: reading China's maritime objectives in Indo-Pacific Asia
Reports
The perception gap: reading China's maritime objectives in Indo-Pacific Asia
In this Lowy Institute Report Nonresident Fellows Linda Jakobson and Rory Medcalf identify both the real differences in interests between China and other powers in the Indo…
Reports
Papua New Guinea in 2015: at a crossroads and beyond
2015 is a significant year for Papua New Guinea.  The country will mark 40 years of independence from Australia, host the Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting and the…
Commentary
Don't turn away from Vanuatu's destruction
Don't turn away from Vanuatu's destructionJenny Hayward-JonesABC The Drum17 March 2015Please click here for the online text.Jenny Hayward-Jones