Andrew Shearer


Diplomatic disrepair: rebuilding Australia's international policy infrastructure

A review of Australia's overseas diplomatic network and a comparison with the foreign services of other developed nations. Three years ago, the Lowy Institute brought together a panel of eminent Australians to review the instruments with which Australia seeks to engage the wider world and...

Uncharted waters: The US alliance and Australia's new era of strategic uncertainty

Taking Australian public attitudes into perspective, this paper focuses on the current and future challenges facing the Australia-US alliance, with a focus on China's rise. September 2011 marks two important milestones - the tenth anniversary of the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 60th anniversary...

Shared goals, converging interests: a plan for US-Australia-India cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

In this major new report launched on 4 November, scholars from the Lowy Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Observer Research Foundation identify common challenges and opportunities facing Australia, India and the United States in the Indo-Pacific region. The report notes that Australia-India security relations...

2009 in review

On 2 December, Deputy Director Martine Letts and members of the Lowy Institute research team wound up this year’s Wednesday Lunch at Lowy Club series with a review of politics, economics and other international events in 2009, and what these have meant for Australia. Director...