This report provides new details about the Myanmar military’s command structure and troop deployments, as well as the security forces’ arrests, enforced disappearances and torture of Rohingya men and boys in the weeks directly before the current crisis unfolded.
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.
This advisory report examined the Bill to strengthen the transparency of foreign influence in Australia’s political and government decision making.
This paper examines Chinese state policy on big data industries and analyses the laws and regulations on data collection that companies in China are required to comply with.
Tough border policies are now becoming the norm around the world — with leaders often admiring Australia's 'turn back the boats' immigration policy.
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.
This report recommends that Austrade actively monitor and promote non-extractive trade and investment opportunities in Africa to Australian businesses and that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade review Australia's diplomatic representation in Africa, with a view to applying new methods of operation.
In a time of endless globalised information flows, Australia must defend its democratic political discussion.
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.
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...
There is a sense that the established order in global affairs is shifting. The articles commissioned for this volume, the first of a new annual series, have been written by Chatham House experts and reflect their perspectives on selected aspects of this transition.
It is important to recognise that adolescent girls’ experience of the peace and security agenda is different from that of younger children, boys, men and even adult women. Adolescent girls can be powerful agents of social change. They have the desire and the capacity to...
This report is not just about government initiatives and activity - it is about the efforts of the business sector, civil society, academia, communities and individuals. Australians are contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through their work in the care economy, by...
The government is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Electronic Travel Authority facility for some groups of travellers. It is a new security and facilitation measure that, if it is introduced, will help to speed things up at the border.
As well as representing a human rights and humanitarian crisis in its own right, the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh demonstrates the linkages between unresolved internal conflicts, mass displacement and wider instability in Australia’s region.
This paper outlines the functions of modern universities and militaries before delving into the issues arising for academics seeking to undertake research into military matters.
This paper outlines some of the critical issues to consider when enhancing violence prevention through WPS in the form of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).
This issue paper assesses the conceptualisation of the conflict prevention pillar in Australia’s first National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security (2012-2018).
'Red tape' is often a poorly defined term, used in different contexts to mean different things. What one person considers red tape could, to another, be an indispensable piece of regulation. To provide direction to public policy, it is important that there is a clear...
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.