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Australia in the Middle East: Enduring risks, interests, and opportunities
Analyses
Australia in the Middle East: Enduring risks, interests, and opportunities
Despite ending its 20-year military operations in the Middle East, Australia’s equities in the region are now more substantial than ever.
WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
Analyses
WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
A new study finds that despite drawbacks, the Chinese messaging app plays a vital role in the democratic participation of Chinese-Australians.
How to make Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund work
Analyses
How to make Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund work
The corporate governance of Indonesia Investment Authority will be key to bridging its state and international investors.
Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Analyses
Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the limitations of the Sino–Russian partnership.
Revising down the rise of China
Analyses
Revising down the rise of China
Despite being on track to become the world’s largest economy, China will struggle to avoid a future of significantly slower long-term growth.
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…
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…
The internet of things: China’s rise and Australia’s choices
Analyses
The internet of things: China’s rise and Australia’s choices
The digital networks of East and Southeast Asia are increasingly dominated by China’s tech, creating social, economic, and security challenges that must be managed
Lowy Institute Conversations: Collaborating and building connections across the Pacific through art
Analyses
Lowy Institute Conversations: Collaborating and building connections across the Pacific through art
Mihai Sora speaks to Ruth McDougall and Ruha Fifita about the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and how art is a powerful way to build and maintain connections…