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Marty Harris

Until September 2014, Marty Harris was a Lowy Institute Research Associate, working to the Executive Director and Blog Editor. Prior to joining the Institute, Marty worked as a researcher in the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security section of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library. He holds a Bachelor of International Relations (first class honours) from La Trobe University and a Master of Arts (first class honours; Middle East and Central Asian Studies) from ANU.

Articles by Marty Harris (28)

  • US Jews support two-state solution; split on settlements

    Marty Harris is an assistant digital editor at the Lowy Institute. Pew Research has released a major public opinion report on the attitudes of America's more than 5 million Jewish citizens. Much of the media reporting has focused on a supposed 'identity shift' among Jewish Americans, but the survey also contains some fascinating results concerning the Middle East conflict:
  • Focus on the Palestinian economy

    Marty Harris is an assistant digital editor at the Lowy Institute. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Middle East and Central Asian Studies from ANU. Two reports on the Palestinian economy were released recently. Late last month the Office of the Middle East Quartet released a summary of the 'Palestinian Economic Initiative'.
  • Macroeconomic gains from gender equity

    Marty Harris is an assistant digital editor at the Lowy Institute. Approximately 862 million women worldwide have the potential to more fully contribute to their national economies, according to a new IMF report on the macroeconomic gains stemming from gender equity in the workforce. The report outlines a range of policy options to support higher (formal, paid) female labour force participation, with some interesting notes on India: The female labor force participation rate (FLFPR) in India is
  • Introducing Australia's new government: People and policies

     The centre-right Coalition parties have won the Australian election. Below, we introduce our readers to some of the key figures and policies of the incoming government, based on The Interpreter's 2013 election coverage. The people Early in the campaign Sam Roggeveen profiled Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott in three separate posts. Part one gave us five reasons why Tony Abbott would be a 'steady-as-she goes' Prime Minister: 1.
  • Israel-Palestine: What could a Coalition Government change?

    Throughout its nearly six years in Opposition, the Coalition has on many, many occasions criticised Labor Government policy and rhetoric on Israel-Palestine. Should there be a change of government on 7 September, what could actually change regarding the Middle East conflict? A couple of possibilities are highlighted below. UN voting
  • Egypt: Democratic transitions are messy

    Marty Harris is the Lowy Institute's Assistant Digital Editor. Events in Egypt demonstrate that building a liberal democracy in the aftermath of decades of authoritarian rule is extremely difficult.  Just over 12 months ago, Mohammed Morsi came to power in what were dubbed the first free presidential elections in Egypt's history. The Lowy Institute's Anthony Bubalo and ANU's Professor Bob Bowker have both expertly outlined the Muslim Brotherhood's loss of credibility and legitimacy, but let's be
  • Tuesday links: Egypt, Fukuyama, unrest in western China, and more

    Marty Harris is the Lowy Institute's Assistant Digital Editor. Amazing photos from Sunday's protests in Egypt, which many are describing as the largest demonstrations in country's history. And still on Egypt — Khaled Fahmy's seven deadly sins of the Muslim Brotherhood. Which tiny West African country is sitting on one of the world’s largest known deposits of untapped iron ore? Unrest in Xinjiang province, western China.