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Howard's decade
Paul Kelly evaluates John Howard's foreign policy, dealing with his attitudes towards the US, Asia, the use of military power and his strategic approach to Australia's role in the…
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Beyond the Defence of Australia
In Lowy Institute Paper 16, entitled 'Beyond the defence of Australia: finding a new balance in Australian strategic policy', Visiting Fellow Professor Hugh White examines the…
Our Very Own Brexit
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Our Very Own Brexit
Australia’s Hollow Politics and Where It Could Lead Us
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Mindanao: a gamble worth taking
A Lowy Institute Paper by Dr Malcolm Cook and Dr Kit Collier analyses the prospects for peace in Mindanao and the threats facing the peace process.Malcolm Cook , Kit Collier
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Quiet boom
After fifteen years of uninterrupted growth, Australia's quiet economic boom shows no signs of ending. John Edwards
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Pitfalls of Papua: understanding the conflict and its place in Australia-Indonesia relations
In Pitfalls of Papua: understanding the conflict and its place in Australia-Indonesia relations, Dr Rodd McGibbon calls on the Australian government to engage more actively in the…
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Diaspora: The World Wide Web of Australians
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…
Xi Jinping: The Backlash
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Xi Jinping: The Backlash
By the author of the acclaimed The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers 
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Heating up the planet: climate change and security
This is a path-breaking examination of the potential implications for national and regional security that stem from the emerging non-traditional security challenge ‘climate change…