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Confronting the hydra: Big problems with small wars
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Confronting the hydra: Big problems with small wars
As a democratic middle power that chooses to wage counterinsurgency conflicts, Australia needs improved strategic policy approaches and capabilities to overcome a complex and many…
A focused force: Australia defence priorities in the Asian Century
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A focused force: Australia defence priorities in the Asian Century
Hugh White calls for Australia to abandon the 'Balanced Force' concept and refocus its military on managing strategic risks related to the rise of China.Hugh White
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Zealous democrats: Islamism and democracy in Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey
The question is often asked 'What will Islamists do to democracy?' But it seems equally valid to ask 'What might democracy do to Islamists?' Anthony Bubalo, Greg Fealy and Whit…
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Into Africa
The international resource boom has spurred a hunt for new mineral and hydrocarbon reserves, and an important new frontier in this search is Sub-Saharan Africa.Roger Donnelly ,…
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World wide webs: Diasporas and the international system
In this Lowy Institute Paper, Dr Michael Fullilove argues that national diasporas are like ‘world wide webs’, with dense, interlocking strands spanning the globe and binding…
‘The Emerging Global Order’, by Russell Trood
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‘The Emerging Global Order’, by Russell Trood
To mark the recent passing of Russell Trood, the Lowy Institute is proud to present his 2008 Lowy Institute Paper on Australian foreign policy in the 21st century.Russell…
'The end of the Vasco da Gama era'
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'The end of the Vasco da Gama era'
The new Australian Government will have to navigate some difficult diplomatic waters in a world where power is shifting away from unipolarity and towards an Asia-centric…
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Enmeshed: Australia and Southeast Asia fisheries
Southeast Asia's oceans are fast running out of fish, putting the livelihoods of up to 100 million people at risk, leading to more illegal incursions into Australia's northern…
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Australia and Indonesia: current problems, future prospects
Since the fall of President Suharto in 1998, Australia-Indonesia relations have been quite volatile with the Indonesian Ambassador to Australia being withdrawn briefly in 2006,…