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Drug trafficking in the Pacific Islands: The impact of transnational crime
Analyses
Drug trafficking in the Pacific Islands: The impact of transnational crime
The Pacific has become a lucrative drug corridor, driven by cartels, criminal organisations, and local gangs. Regional states and traditional partners must act rapidly and…
Commentary
America and Australia Are Back on the Same Page
How Biden Revived the Alliance. Originally published in Foreign Affairs.
Commentary
Australian intelligence should not be used for political goals. The US is still recovering from Trump doing just that
The political consensus on China is a dead end. Australia should harness political debate to produce smarter policies. Originally published in The Guardian.
Reports
Put Southeast Asia at the centre of the UK’s Indo-Pacific Tilt
Written evidence by Ben Bland, Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, was submitted to the United Kingdom Parliament's Foreign Affairs…
Big data and national security: A guide for Australian policymakers
Analyses
Big data and national security: A guide for Australian policymakers
Data abundance, digital connectivity, and ubiquitous technology are redefining national security and the way governments protect individual rights and freedoms. This Analysis…
Lowy Institute Conversations: Paul Kelly on Scott Morrison's foreign policy 'mission'
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Paul Kelly on Scott Morrison's foreign policy 'mission'
In this episode, Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program Sam Roggeveen speaks to journalist and political commentator Paul Kelly about the factors and…
Morrison's Mission: How a beginner reshaped Australian foreign policy
Lowy Institute Papers
Morrison's Mission: How a beginner reshaped Australian foreign policy
The story of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's foreign policy convictions and calculations. 
Commentary
Syria jail assault shows ISIS still has a pulse
Originally published in the Weekend Australian.