Fergus Hanson

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5 June 2012

The 2012 Lowy Institute Poll reports the results of a nationally representative opinion survey of 1,005 Australian adults conducted in Australia between 26 March and 10 April 2012 using mobile...

27 March 2012

This report maps the US State Department's rapidly growing ediplomacy effort.

It reveals State now employs over 150 full-time ediplomacy personnel working in 25 different...

20 March 2012

The findings of the latest Lowy Institute Indonesia Poll challenge many assumptions about Indonesia.

The Lowy Institute Indonesia Poll reports the results of the Institute’...

28 June 2011

New questions this year cover attitudes towards the US alliance and the war in Afghanistan, opinions on basing US forces in Australia, WikiLeaks, foreign aid and the intervention in Libya....

7 April 2011

In light of the continued diplomatic truce with Taiwan, this paper reassesses the drivers of China’s engagement in the Pacific, examines trends in China’s aid giving and associated concerns, as...

30 November 2010

E-diplomacy is disrupting old ways of achieving foreign policy goals, writes Fergus Hanson for the Australian, and DFAT needs to catch up.

Last week...

29 October 2010

Does Australia understand the leaders of our region? This paper presents the results of a major empirical study of nearly 100 senior leaders in Timor-Leste and Samoa, from the President and Prime...

31 May 2010

The sixth annual Lowy Institute poll surveys Australian public opinion on a range of foreign policy issues, including the Rudd Government’s handling of foreign policy issues, whether Australia should develop nuclear weapons, attitudes towards Indonesia and US power, sanctions against Fiji and more.

When we think of foreign policy we tend to envisage diplomats meeting behind closed doors. But public opinion has long played an important part in shaping it.



Polls are...

8 March 2010

The relationship with Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important but it is still not on a firm footing, argues Fergus Hanson.

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