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Anna Powles

Discussion paper

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: ambiguous allies?

This discussion paper examines the relationship between Australia and New Zealand and what this means for cooperation in the Pacific Islands region.
Working paper

Terms of engagement - when academe meets military

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.
Article

New Zealand’s Pacific sea change

The recent foreign policy reset in New Zealand is underpinned by mutual respect and a set of five Cabinet-approved guiding principles: understanding, friendship, mutual benefit, collective ambition, and sustainability. It is a message that will be well received in both the Pacific and New Zealand.
Report

Principled engagement: rebuilding defence ties with Fiji

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Anna Powles and Jose Sousa-Santos argue that Russia’s sale of arms to Fiji underlines how the security orthodoxy in the Pacific Islands region is changing. Unless Australia and New Zealand adapt to these changing strategic circumstances they will lose influence...
Commentary

Leveraging the women, peace and security plan

This year New Zealand will become the 49th country to adopt a National Action Plan (NAP) on women, peace and security. New Zealand’s draft NAP was released in May 2015. It focuses on five areas: (1) ensuring women’s involvement in decision-making within conflict and post-conflict...