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Fighting with America
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Fighting with America
Why saying 'no' to the US wouldn’t rupture the alliance.James Curran
The Embarrassed Colonialist
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The Embarrassed Colonialist
Forty years after independence, Papua New Guinea is the largest single recipient of aid from Australia. Yet Australians seem to be largely ambivalent about the country. Few…
Condemned to Crisis?
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Condemned to Crisis?
It is often said that no country is more important to Australia than Indonesia. Ken Ward argues that Australian governments and their critics need to be realistic about an…
The Adolescent Country
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The Adolescent Country
In this Lowy Institute Paper, Sydney Morning Herald International Editor and Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Peter Hartcher argues that Australia needs to shake off its …
Beyond the boom
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Beyond the boom
In this Lowy Institute Paper, Dr John Edwards, Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute, challenges the pessimism about the Australian economy. The mining boom is far from over –…
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Courting Reform: Indonesia Islamic Courts and Justice for the Poor
Cate Sumner and Tim Lindsey explore how the Islamic courts in Indonesia have embraced reform within a judicial system notorious for corruption and incompetence, taking the lead in…
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Confronting ghosts: Thailand’s shapeless southern insurgency
In this Lowy Institute Paper, Joseph Chinyong Liow and Don Pathan examine the ongoing violence in the majority Muslim Malay provinces of Thailand’s south.Don Pathan , Joseph…
The Mekong: River under threat
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The Mekong: River under threat
Dr Milton Osborne evaluates the potentially huge social and environmental risks for the Mekong River and the millions who depend on it for their livelihood of planned dam projects…
China and the global environment: Learning from the past, anticipating the future
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China and the global environment: Learning from the past, anticipating the future
Dr Katherine Morton examines the potential for China's system of environmental governance to respond effectively to the crises, both within and beyond territorial boundaries. …