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The withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden Doctrine and America’s global role

A discussion with two of Washington’s most insightful commentators on a defining moment of the Biden presidency: the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove hosted this discussion with The New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Wright about the implications of the US withdrawal for the fight against terrorism and America’s role as the leading global power.

Susan Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a weekly column on life in Washington. Glasser has served as the top editor of several Washington publications, including Politico and Foreign Policy. Ms Glasser co-authored Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin and the End of Revolution as well as The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, both written with her husband Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times.
  
Dr Thomas Wright is the director of the Centre on the United States and Europe and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. Dr Wright is the author of All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power. His new book, Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order, co-authored with Colin Kahl, is released this month.  
 
Dr Michael Fullilove AM is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr Fullilove is the author of several books, including A Larger Australia: The 2015 ABC Boyer Lectures and Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World, which won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

The withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden Doctrine and America’s global role
The withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden Doctrine and America’s global role

A discussion with two of Washington’s most insightful commentators on a defining moment of the Biden presidency: the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove hosted this discussion with The New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Wright about the implications of the US withdrawal for the fight against terrorism and America’s role as the leading global power.

Susan Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she writes a weekly column on life in Washington. Glasser has served as the top editor of several Washington publications, including Politico and Foreign Policy. Ms Glasser co-authored Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin and the End of Revolution as well as The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, both written with her husband Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times.
  
Dr Thomas Wright is the director of the Centre on the United States and Europe and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. Dr Wright is the author of All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power. His new book, Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order, co-authored with Colin Kahl, is released this month.  
 
Dr Michael Fullilove AM is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr Fullilove is the author of several books, including A Larger Australia: The 2015 ABC Boyer Lectures and Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World, which won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

26 August 2021
Conversation with Richard Haass
Conversation with Richard Haass

In conversation with leading US foreign policy practitioner and thinker Richard Haass, the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove speaks with Dr Haass about President Biden’s foreign policy, China, Russia and the international implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr Richard Haass is a veteran diplomat, a prominent voice on American foreign policy, and an established leader of nonprofit institutions. He is in his nineteenth year as President of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organisation, think tank, publisher, and educational institution dedicated to helping people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. He previously served as an adviser to President George H.W. Bush and as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department during George W. Bush’s first term.

Dr Michael Fullilove AM is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute. He is the author of several books, including Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World, which won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. In 2019 Dr Fullilove was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to international relations.

Recorded on Wednesday 4th August 2021

4 August 2021
The Communist Party's big birthday
The Communist Party's big birthday

China’s ruling communist party celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding on 1 July 2021. Not only is it the world’s largest political party, with over 90 million members, it is also the richest, presiding over an economy en route to surpass that of the US.

Richard McGregor, Lowy Institute senior fellow, hosted a discussion with three leading China specialists about the anniversary and what it means for Australia and the world.

Chris Buckley is an award winning New York Times China correspondent.

Melinda Liu has spent more than a quarter century living and working as a foreign correspondent in Beijing; she is Newsweek's Beijing Bureau Chief.

Steve Tsang is director of the China Institute at SOAS university in London.

30 June 2021
Aus-PNG Network: In conversation with PNG Pandemic Controller David Manning
Aus-PNG Network: In conversation with PNG Pandemic Controller David Manning

Papua New Guinea has been contending with a Covid-19 outbreak that has put its fragile health system under intense pressure. Case numbers have in recent weeks stabilised but there are concerns that vaccine hesitancy and limited resources are leaving the country facing the threat of a third wave of cases.

Since early 2020, Police Commissioner David Manning has been at the forefront of the Papua New Guinea’s pandemic response. First as the Emergency Controller and since the middle of last year as the designated Pandemic Controller, he has been at the centre of responses from public health orders, travel requirements and quarantine through to coordinating testing and tracing efforts.

In Conversation event with PNG Police Commissioner and Pandemic Controller David Manning, hosted by the Australia-Papua New Guinea Network’s Shane McLeod.

25 June 2021
In Conversation with Lawrence Wright
In Conversation with Lawrence Wright

A conversation with one of the foremost chroniclers of American life. Author Lawrence Wright discussed his new book, The Plague Year, which tells the story of Covid-19 on a global and an intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political and social ramifications of the pandemic.

Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove interviewed Wright about his writing and journalism career, and the state of US politics.

Recorded on 22 June 2021.

22 June 2021
In conversation with Ted Hui, the Hong Kong legislator-in-exile
In conversation with Ted Hui, the Hong Kong legislator-in-exile

A conversation with Ted Hui, the pro-democracy politician who made the tough call to abandon Hong Kong and seek refuge in Australia. How did the crackdown on the city’s democratic freedoms affect him and his family? What happens to Hong Kong now? How will he fight for his city’s freedoms from his home in Adelaide? This event was recorded on 18 June 2021.

Ben Bland, Director of the Lowy Institute’s Southeast Asia Program and author of Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow, moderated this conversation with Ted Hui.

Ted Hui is a Hong Kong politician in exile. He served in the Hong Kong Legislature for four years and the District Council for ten years before fleeing to Australia in 2021. Hui is an advocate for Hong Kong’s freedom, initiated the 2021 Hong Kong Charter, and has been placed on a wanted list in Hong Kong for allegedly breaching the National Security Law.

18 June 2021
Climate change and Australia: The politics, the public and the policy
Climate change and Australia: The politics, the public and the policy

In this panel event about Australia's approach to climate change, the Lowy Institute asked: How did we get here, as a country? What does the public think? And how will Australia be placed in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow?

Moderating the discussion was Natasha Kassam, Director of the Institute’s Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program and co-author of Climate Poll 2021. Panelists included: Innes Willox, Rebecca Huntley and Nick O’Malley.
 
Innes Willox is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group and sits on a number of boards and councils. He has previously served as Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, and as the Australian Consul General in Los Angeles.
 
Dr Rebecca Huntley is an author, most recently of How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way that Makes a Difference. She has previously led research at Essential Media and Vox Populi, and recently published a report outlining how climate action can help Australia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Nick O’Malley is National Environment and Climate Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is also a senior writer and a former US correspondent.

16 June 2021
In conversation with Raghuram Rajan
In conversation with Raghuram Rajan

Lowy Institute conversation with one of the world’s most respected economists, Professor Raghuram Rajan. In 2005, Professor Rajan presciently warned of the risks to financial stability that lay ahead. What are those risks today? What should we make of the dramatic shift in favour of fiscal activism in advanced economies? Is Big Tech helping or hindering innovation? What is the place of social institutions in the economy? And how can India emerge from its Covid-19 crisis?

9 June 2021
Malcolm Turnbull launches 'Red Zone: China’s Challenge and Australia’s Future' by Peter Hartcher
Malcolm Turnbull launches 'Red Zone: China’s Challenge and Australia’s Future' by Peter Hartcher

At the Lowy Institute's headquarters at 31 Bligh Street, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched a new book, 'Red Zone: China’s Challenge and Australia’s Future' by Nonresident Fellow Peter Hartcher.

 

Hartcher’s new book explores China’s intentions in relation to Australia, and what lies behind the recent chill between the two countries. The launch event included remarks by Turnbull and Hartcher as well as a Q&A hosted by Research Director Alex Oliver.

 

This event was recorded on 31 May 2021.

31 May 2021