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Long reads
21 Feb 2017 17:29

Facebook's manifesto: Why the world needs a say

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a 6000-word manifesto on how Facebook aims to change the way civic society operates around the world.

23 Feb 2017 17:29

Why Australia and Japan need a Plan B

Concern over the possible decline of US power and the resilience of its commitment to underwriting security in Asia is not new. In the post-1945 period, doubts over Washington’s commitment to maintaining a leadership role in the region have followed President Nixon’s shift to the Guam Doctrine in...

23 Feb 2017 15:41

Migration and Border Policy links: US ructions, Yemen, refugee return and more

By Rachael Buckland, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Migration and Border Policy project. US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly released two memos detailing the departmental implementation of Trump’s executive orders on border security and immigration enforcement. The NYT Editorial Board...

23 Feb 2017 11:22

A question for alliance critics: What's your alternative?

This is an edited version of remarks delivered at the National Press Club in Canberra on 21 February, 2017, in a panel discussion with Sir Angus Houston. The full text can be found here, and a video of the event here. It is easy to be troubled by Donald Trump and the unpredictability of his...

23 Feb 2017 7:14

Time for ADB members to rethink their approach

The Lowy report by Annmaree O’Keeffe, Jonathan Pryke and Hannah Wurf on Strengthening the Asian Development Bank in the 21st Century is an important document. It is one of the best, independent reports on the Asian Development Bank currently available in Australia.  Unfortunately that is easy...