Lowy Institute for International Policy

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Research report

19 Apr 2012

In March 2012, leaders of many nations from across Asia and the world gathered in Seoul to oppose nuclear dangers. The Nuclear Security Summit was convened primarily to reduce the risks of nuclear terrorism.

But it also involved statements and bilateral discussions about wider...

Audio program

11 Apr 2012

On Tuesday 13 March 2012, the BBC's Mishal Husein spoke at the Lowy Institute on her TV series 'How Facebook changed the world: the Arab Spring'.

. Her presentation can be heard here: Online people power: how social media is transforming the world...

Research report

30 Mar 2012

This paper sketches out the factors which could exacerbate tensions in the 2012 national elections and sets out a series of recommended actions to avert the violence.

As Papua New Guinea gears up for the national election due to be held mid 2012, there...

Research report

29 Mar 2012

This policy brief argues that the Australian Defence Force requires re-evaluation of its goals, strategy, structure, and resources as it transitions from the Afghanistan conflict.

In this brief, Alan Dupont warns against repeating the mistakes of the post-Vietnam era when Australia was left with...

Research report

29 Mar 2012

This paper examines the differences between the impacts of fiscal policy in advanced versus emerging economies.

The emergence of substantial fiscal deficits and a large build-up of government debt in major advanced economies will inevitably lead to a period of fiscal consolidation in coming...

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