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Getting Singapore in shape: Economic challenges and how to meet them
Analyses
Getting Singapore in shape: Economic challenges and how to meet them
Without bold adjustments, Singapore’s extraordinary economic performance may prove difficult to sustain.
Instability in the Pacific Islands: A status report
Analyses
Instability in the Pacific Islands: A status report
Domestic developments in the Pacific Island states matter more than ever to Australia. Stewart Firth
Trump, Kim and the North Korean nuclear missile melodrama
Analyses
Trump, Kim and the North Korean nuclear missile melodrama
The Trump–Kim summit is a distinct new phase in the dramatic cycle that defines the North Korea nuclear issue and the peninsula’s highly theatrical brand of geopolitics. Euan…
Safeguarding Australia’s security interests through closer Pacific ties
Analyses
Safeguarding Australia’s security interests through closer Pacific ties
Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security. Greg Colton
Charities and terrorism: Lessons from the Syrian crisis
Analyses
Charities and terrorism: Lessons from the Syrian crisis
Terrorists have manipulated the humanitarian crisis in Syria to create a cover for foreign fighters and to raise funds for terrorist groups under the guise of charitable donations…
Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work
Analyses
Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work
Indonesia’s education system is low in quality and the underlying causes are political.
The missing middle: A political economy of economic restructuring in Vietnam
Analyses
The missing middle: A political economy of economic restructuring in Vietnam
Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past. Matthew Busch
Papua New Guinea: Seven snapshots of a nation
Analyses
Papua New Guinea: Seven snapshots of a nation
The Lowy Institute has produced seven papers assessing the contemporary challenges facing Papua New Guinea in 2017. Bal Kama , Jenny Hayward-Jones , Paul Barker , Jonathan Pryke …
Clear waters and green mountains: Will Xi Jinping take the lead on climate change?
Analyses
Clear waters and green mountains: Will Xi Jinping take the lead on climate change?
President Trump’s retreat on climate change put China ‘in the driver’s seat’. But to really demonstrate leadership, China needs to green its overseas investments. Sam Geall