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An address by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Speeches
An address by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
On 7 July 2022, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, gave an address at the Lowy Institute in Sydney titled A Pacific Springboard to Engage the…
The 2019 Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index
Interactives
The 2019 Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index
Visualising the diplomatic networks of 61 G20, OECD and Asian countries and territories. Bonnie Bley
Commentary
We spend so little on ambassadors but they're more important than ever
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop should not be harangued for bringing together all of Australia's heads of mission for the first time, writes Alex Oliver for the Sydney…
Speeches
'Are we there yet?' An address from Natasha Stott Despoja
On 6 December, Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, looked at destinations reached and travels still to be undertaken in the global journey…
Commentary
Does modern diplomacy still need a global network of embassies?
In a special issue of Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, the electronic journal of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Alex Oliver argues that embassies are still essential…
Commentary
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…
The Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index
Analyses
The Lowy Institute Global Diplomacy Index
The Global Diplomacy Index is an interactive web tool which maps and ranks the diplomatic networks of all G20 and OECD nations: 42 countries in total. Alex Oliver
Books
Understanding Public Diplomacy in East Asia - book chapter
Alex Oliver and former Australian senator Russell Trood have written a chapter on Australia's public diplomacy in a new book from Palgrave, Understanding Public Diplomacy…
Speeches
Lowy Lecture 2015: General (Ret.) David Petraeus AO
On 2 September 2015, General (Ret.) David Petraeus AO delivered the annual Lowy Lecture.  David Petraeus