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WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
Analyses
WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
A new study finds that despite drawbacks, the Chinese messaging app plays a vital role in the democratic participation of Chinese-Australians.
Rise of the Extreme Right – The new global extremism and the threat to democracy
Books
Rise of the Extreme Right – The new global extremism and the threat to democracy
The New Global Extremism and the Threat to Democracy. A Lowy Institute Paper, published by Penguin.
Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa
Podcasts
Rules Based Audio: The scramble for information control over Africa
In this episode, Sasha Fegan discusses the influence of disinformation in the media landscape in Africa.
Conversations: Think local, act central - innovation in local level policymaking in China
Podcasts
Conversations: Think local, act central - innovation in local level policymaking in China
Research Fellow Jennifer Hsu speaks with Jessica Teets about policy experimentation and diffusion at the local level in China.
How to make Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund work
Analyses
How to make Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund work
The corporate governance of Indonesia Investment Authority will be key to bridging its state and international investors.
The mother of all legal and moral dilemmas
Commentary
The mother of all legal and moral dilemmas
Originally published in The Australian.
Conversations: The future of Taiwan-Australia relations
Podcasts
Conversations: The future of Taiwan-Australia relations
Natasha Kassam, Director of Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, discusses Taiwan-Australia relations with Dr Chen Jie, Dr Sophie McIntyre and Dr Roger Huang. 
What is Australia’s plan B for China?
Commentary
What is Australia’s plan B for China?
The US may not win, and China may not be easily appeased either. We need more eggs in more baskets. Originally published in the Australian Financial Review.
New government in Canberra: A reset for Australia’s Indo-Pacific approach?
Commentary
New government in Canberra: A reset for Australia’s Indo-Pacific approach?
Following the May Federal election, Australia has its first centre-left government in close to a decade, led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Originally published in the French…