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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commits developed countries to provide assistance to ‘developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change in meeting the costs of adaptation.’
Although recent commitments of ‘fast-start’...
This new paper in the Lowy Institute's Afghan Voices series provides two very different perspectives on Australia’s military and development efforts in Uruzgan.
The first comes in the form of excerpts from an uncompleted draft on the subject by Omaid Khpalwak, an Afghan...
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...
At the Lowy Lecture on Tuesday 4 October 2011, Professor Keith Jeffery reflected on the challenges, rewards and frustrations of writing an authorised history of the most secretive department of the British state.
Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen's University Belfast...
As part of the Lowy Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, Mr Peter Baxter, Director General of AusAID, discussed Australia's aid program and the critical role of development aid in an increasingly interconnected global community.
Mr Baxter answered the critics of the Australian aid program, some...
Richard Marles, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, outlines the importance of Australian engagement with the Pacific.
The future of the Pacific matters deeply to Australia – it is our neighbourhood and our roots run deep. Australia is working with the region to help...
A presentation on convergence and its impact on the world economy.
In today's world economy, the line between developed and emerging markets is growing ever more blurred. At the Food for Thought event in Melbourne on 18 August 2011, Mark Thirlwell, Director of the...
This wide-ranging survey examines public opinion in Fiji about the performance of Fiji's military-led government and Fiji’s relations with the world.
Questions focused on the implementation of government promises, the role of Fiji’s military, and democracy. Foreign policy questions addressed Fiji’s relationships with traditional...
Risks are growing that China-centric maritime incidents could lead to war in Asia.
Authors Rory Medcalf and Raoul Heinrichs, with maritime adviser Justin Jones, examine the drivers of Asia’s growing maritime ‘crisis of confidence’, including clashes of sovereignty, national pride and military strategy....