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When Turnbull meets Trump
Policy Briefs
When Turnbull meets Trump
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump is an opportunity to deliver some key messages about the role the United States should…
The shape of Australia’s future engagement with the United Nations
Policy Briefs
The shape of Australia’s future engagement with the United Nations
Australia should strengthen its engagement with the United Nations to ensure it has a greater voice on global issues that matter to its national interests. Photo:Flickr/United…
Fiji’s election and Australia: the terms of re-engagement
Policy Briefs
Fiji’s election and Australia: the terms of re-engagement
The election will only be the first step in Fiji’s transition to democracy after eight years of Voreqe Bainimarama’s military rule. Australia should use its influence to assist…
The G20 needs a growth strategy
Policy Briefs
The G20 needs a growth strategy
In this Lowy Institute Policy Brief, Director of the G20 Studies Centre Mike Callaghan AM argues that the G20 needs to develop a comprehensive growth strategy to lift global…
Consular conundrum: the rising demands and diminishing means for assisting Australians overseas
Policy Briefs
Consular conundrum: the rising demands and diminishing means for assisting Australians overseas
Demands on Australia’s consular service are becoming increasingly difficult to meet. How can DFAT manage the increased consular workload in a tight fiscal environment, without…
Football diplomacy redux: the 2015 Asian Cup and Australia's engagement with Asia
Policy Briefs
Football diplomacy redux: the 2015 Asian Cup and Australia's engagement with Asia
In 2015 Australia will host the Asian Football Confederation’s Asian Cup, providing opportunities for government, business and community groups to strengthen their engagement with…
Australia - China ties: in search of political trust
Policy Briefs
Australia - China ties: in search of political trust
Australia's political relationship with China is far less developed than its economic relationship. This is detrimental to Australia's interests because China is not merely an…
Inflection point: The Australian Defence Force after Afghanistan
Policy Briefs
Inflection point: The Australian Defence Force after Afghanistan
In every era there are inflection points which require long-established institutions to re-evaluate their goals, strategy, structure and resource allocations to ensure their…
The 2012 national elections in Papua New Guinea: Averting violence
Policy Briefs
The 2012 national elections in Papua New Guinea: Averting violence
The 2012 general elections in Papua New Guinea are likely to be marred by violence. The increased financial bounty at stake, the enhanced value of political office, the…