Publications

Lowy Institute research publications are downloadable from the website free of charge.

If you wish to purchase hard copies of Lowy Institute Papers, please contact reception@lowyinstitute.org.

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
Speeches
Address by Peter Varghese AO - An Australian world view: A practitioner's perspective
On 20 August 2015, the Lowy Institute hosted an address from Peter Varghese AO, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr Varghese presented his…
Commentary
Search and Rescue’s Rising Political Profile
Search and Rescue’s Rising Political ProfileEuan GrahamThe International Institute for Strategic Studies29 May 2015Euan Graham
2015 Lowy Institute polling: Attitudes to Australia’s aid program
Polling
2015 Lowy Institute polling: Attitudes to Australia’s aid program
A majority of Australians of voting age are in favour of the recent budget cuts to Australia’s overseas aid to developing countries. Alex Oliver
Commentary
A diplomatic mission to abolish the death penalty would be a fitting response to executions
A diplomatic mission to abolish the death penalty would be a fitting response to executionsDr Michael FulliloveSydney Morning Herald4 May 2015Click here for the online text…
Australia and the 1951 Refugee Convention
Analyses
Australia and the 1951 Refugee Convention
In this Analysis, Khalid Koser argues that the implementation of the 1951 Refugee Convention is failing the interests of both states and refugees. Koser argues that Australia is…