Foreign relations administration

Audio interview

10 Jul 2018

New Zealand's recently released Strategic Defence Policy Statement has some frank language about China's actions in the South China Sea and its wider ambitions, and Beijing isn't happy about it.

Report

10 Jul 2018

This paper argues that India’s reaction to any possible sanctions imposed on it for continuing its development assistance and trade with Iran will not deter it from furthering its relations with Tehran.

Report

3 Jul 2018

This report argues that Donald Trump's stoking of the politics of grievance and resentment will continue to corrode domestic support for a more ambitious U.S foreign policy and in future, allies will have to think about the nature of American power differently.

Research report

26 Jun 2018

This report argues that the India-United States bilateral relationship appears to have come full circle, due to changing geopolitical environments and increasingly shared perceptions of mutual need.

Report

25 Jun 2018

This advisory report examined the Bill to strengthen the transparency of foreign influence in Australia’s political and government decision making.

Policy report

21 Jun 2018

This research paper argues that Japan’s political and military normalisation under the stewardship of Prime Minister Abe is well and truly underway. The country has taken a proactive approach to the Indian Ocean region, as is evident from its various regional endeavours.

Report

20 Jun 2018

After the remarkable developments of the past two years and following a year of heated domestic debate on issues such as foreign influence, energy and immigration, the 2018 Lowy Institute Poll has observed both continuities and discontinuities in Australian public opinion.

Report

20 Jun 2018

This report examines the manner in which Duterte has gone about securing his internal objectives and assesses the effectiveness of those various approaches. It also looks at how he has sought to promote the Philippines as a ‘strategic partner nation of the international community’ to...

Report

7 Jun 2018

During its inquiry, the committee received compelling evidence that Australia is facing an unprecedented threat from espionage and foreign interference. The committee also received evidence that current laws are not adequate to deal with this threat.

Research report

31 May 2018

As Indonesia’s economy continues to grow, the relationship with Australia is becoming more and more asymmetric. From the Australian perspective, it presents some opportunities but, as a counterbalance, Indonesia may be seeking to engage more closely with other, larger, powers in the region. This paper...

Report

24 May 2018

Narendra Modi’s global recognition is badged by unmissable slogans including Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Skill India. Such themes resonate in his speeches, as do India’s important foreign policy commitment to a rules-based order in concert with international partners, clarifying shared values,...

Report

22 May 2018

This special report reviews and assesses potential terrorism hotspots in the Indo-Pacific region and offers some policy recommendations for the Australian government.

Research report

17 May 2018

The recent change of attitude from the United States towards Iran is in stark contrast to the approach taken by the Obama Administration.

Report

15 May 2018

This paper examines the extent of change in South Korea’s approach to the DPRK under President Moon across five realms of North Korea policy.

Research report

15 May 2018

There is a link between China’s plans to return to a position of global centrality and its food security. Beijing’s food security strategy has shifted toward overseas investments.

Research report

10 May 2018

Interesting though it might be, it is hardly surprising that Iran is moving closer towards Russia and Turkey. It fears the sheer uncertainty of its position, vis-à-vis a very unconventional US President, and the fact that its arch-enemy (Israel) is now encouraged by its renewed...

Report

9 May 2018

This paper portrays the geopolitical, strategic, economic and national policy interests that are driving the Russian government’s attentiveness towards the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia, and provides an outlook on potential Russian involvement, as well as options for the international community on what to expect...

Report

7 May 2018

The wave of civic space constraints – which is unlikely to recede soon – has been the focus of much study and discussion. This report examines how donor governments can effectively support civic space in this challenging environment.

Report

26 Apr 2018

The recently signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreements for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the latest version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), presents the United States with a tremendous opportunity. Ultimately, the U.S participating in a living and breathing agreement like CPTPP would cement America's status as...

Journal article

25 Apr 2018

Clientelism is a central feature of politics in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Most voters vote in search of personalized or localized benefit, and most politicians focus on delivering benefits to their supporters at the expense of national governance. In this article, I explain...

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