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Why this Taiwan crisis is more dangerous than the last one
Commentary
Why this Taiwan crisis is more dangerous than the last one
In the decades since the last Taiwan crisis, China’s rapid military build-up has shifted the balance of power around the island decisively in its favour. Originally published in…
Why deglobalisation brings war closer over Taiwan
Commentary
Why deglobalisation brings war closer over Taiwan
Decoupling was thought to be the path to stabilising superpower competition. But greater self-sufficiency may make the US and China think they can survive a military conflict and…
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.
Lowy Institute Poll 2022
Interactives
Lowy Institute Poll 2022
In this its eighteenth year, the Lowy Institute Poll continues to chart how Australians feel about the world and its challenges, including Russia, China and climate change.
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.
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.