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COVIDcast - Episode 1: The global response to the coronavirus
Podcasts
COVIDcast - Episode 1: The global response to the coronavirus
COVIDcast is a Lowy Institute pop-up podcast for anyone interested in understanding the effect of coronavirus on global politics. Each week for the next few weeks, Lowy Institute…
Taiwan Flashpoint: What Australia Can Do to Stop the Coming Taiwan Crisis
Policy Briefs
Taiwan Flashpoint: What Australia Can Do to Stop the Coming Taiwan Crisis
Australian diplomacy could ease rising tensions across the Taiwan Strait, if Australian policymakers rediscovered an appetite for involvement in the flashpoint.
Behind the News: Inside China Global Television Network
Reports
Behind the News: Inside China Global Television Network
Can China’s television network be an effective soft power tool?
International Public Broadcasting: A Missed Opportunity For Projecting Australia’s Soft Power
Reports
International Public Broadcasting: A Missed Opportunity For Projecting Australia’s Soft Power
Australia’s depleted international broadcasting is impairing the projection of Australia’s soft power at a time when government is seeking to increase its regional influence,…
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
Foreign territory: Women in international relations
Reports
Foreign territory: Women in international relations
A three-year study has revealed severe gender imbalances in Australia’s international relations sector, despite some prominent trailblazers.
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…