Malcolm Cook


Between Japan and Southeast Asia: Australia and US–China economic rivalry

The Chinese party-state certainly has a well-earned reputation for coercing states economically when they aren’t aligned with it on issues that it deems at any given time to be of particular importance.

ASEAN - Australia relations: the suitable status quo

Australia’s dialogue partner relationship with ASEAN supports Australian policy autonomy and Australia’s engagement with Southeast Asia. This relationship also has significant room for growth, according to this report.

Turning back? Philippine security policy under Duterte

Overview In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Nonresident Fellow Dr Malcolm Cook argues that the incoming Duterte administration in the Philippines promises to be very different from the Aquino administration. In particular, security policy under Duterte will be more inward-looking and focused on the country’s two...
Journal article

Using BIM capabilities to improve existing building energy modelling practices

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a review of the implications building information modelling (BIM) is having on the building energy modelling (BEM) and design of buildings. It addresses the issues surrounding exchange of information throughout the design process, and where...

New Zealand trade diplomacy: 17 out of 20 and counting

For decades New Zealand’s trade diplomacy outlook was decidedly gloomy. Yet, soon, the country could have preferential trade deals with 5 out of the top 5 export destinations and 17 out of the top 20. Bilateral deals like the 2008 one with China (New Zealand’s...