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How to be exceptional: Australia in the slowing global economy
Analyses
How to be exceptional: Australia in the slowing global economy
While the US and UK have seen political rebellions against migration and trade, Australia has tranquilly entered its 26th year of growth. Australia can in coming decades increase…
Economic migration and Australia in the 21st century
Analyses
Economic migration and Australia in the 21st century
This Analysis assesses the benefits and challenges of contemporary economic immigration in Australia. It argues that Australian governments have managed significant recent changes…
Analyses
The 2016 presidential campaign and the crisis of US foreign policy
A Trump presidency could see the United States undermine the liberal international order that it helped to establish. Clinton, by contrast, would be a more traditional…
Tactical nuclear weapons in the modern nuclear era
Analyses
Tactical nuclear weapons in the modern nuclear era
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Brendan Thomas-Noone argues that advances in technology are making tactical nuclear weapons more precise and potentially more usable. He argues…
Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq: The day after
Analyses
Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq: The day after
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Research Fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan and Nonresident Fellow Lydia Khalil argue that an increasing number of foreign fighters are likely to leave…
Reforming the international protection regime:  Responsibilities, roles and policy options for Australia
Analyses
Reforming the international protection regime: Responsibilities, roles and policy options for Australia
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Nonresident Fellow in the Migration and Border Policy Project Dr Khalid Koser argues that the international protection regime is failing and…
Making the most of the G20
Analyses
Making the most of the G20
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, G20 Studies Centre Research Fellow and Project Director Tristram Sainsbury and Research Associate Hannah Wurf argue that the G20 should be at the…
Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji
Analyses
Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Anna Powles and Jose Sousa-Santos argue that Russia’s sale of arms to Fiji underlines how the security orthodoxy in the Pacific Islands region is…
Turning back? Philippine security policy under Duterte
Analyses
Turning back? Philippine security policy under Duterte
The incoming Duterte administration in the Philippines promises to be very different from the Aquino administration. Security policy will be more inward-looking. Military…