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Power balances in Asia: The Coalition perspective

On Friday 1 May 2009, in his first major foreign policy speech as Opposition Leader and first address to the Lowy Institute, Malcolm Turnbull discussed the challenges and priorities in managing sensibly Australia's vital relationships across the region. A transcript is also available for download...
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Australia's 'smart power': the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence

Michael G. Smith AO, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence, discusses the way ahead for the Centre, set up in 2008 by the Rudd Government to develop 'national civil-military capabilities to prevent, prepare for and respond more effectively to conflicts and...
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Why the Gulf matters: Crafting an Australian security policy for the Gulf

While the Australian Defence Force has had elements deployed in the Arabian Gulf nearly continuously since 1991 and the magnitude and scope of Australia's economic interests in the Gulf are increasing every year, Australia lacks a coherent foreign and security policy for the region. Australian...
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Beneath the surface of the 2009 Defence White Paper

Is the Rudd Government's new Defence White Paper more of the same or a significant departure from the previous strategic orthodoxy? More importantly, is it affordable, and will future governments commit to the level of spending necessary to ensure that the White Paper's ambitious goals...
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Tackling extreme poverty in Papua New Guinea

A conference tackling extreme poverty in Papua New Guinea brought together politicians, government officials, academics, private sector and non-government experts to explore ways of improving the situation of about one million people living in extreme poverty in Australia’s nearest neighbour. Papua New Guinea’s most disadvantaged...
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Dealing with war crimes: what role for media and humanitarian organisations?

This presentation addresses the question of how the media and humanitarian organisations can responsibly draw the attention of policy-makers to the need to investigate, put a stop to and, importantly, prevent war crimes. Florian Westphal, the head of media at the International Committee of the...
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Australia and Japan: Going global

This report proposes a new agenda for multilateral cooperation between Australia and Japan. The growing international weight of Asia and the forces of globalisation are expanding the number of issues states must manage and respond to in new ways. Yet, the traditional multilateral organisations are...
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Human rights: a moral compass

This presentation outlines the Rudd Government's approach to human rights and upcoming reforms aimed at strengthening Australia's leadership in this area.
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Human rights: a moral compass

The Commonwealth Attorney-General, Robert McClelland outlines the Government's approach to human rights and upcoming reforms aimed at strengthening Australia's leadership in this area.
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Between defiance and détente: Iran’s 2009 presidential election and its impact on foreign policy

In a new Lowy Institute Analysis, 'Between defiance and détente: Iran’s 2009 presidential election and its impact on foreign policy', Iranian researcher Mahmoud Alinejad looks ahead to the Iranian presidential election on 12 June. He assesses the four candidates’ prospects and analyses the potential impact...