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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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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...
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Design faults: the Asia Pacific's regional architecture, policy brief

The Asia Pacific region has too many regional organisations, yet they are still unable to do all the things required of them. This matters at a time when the rising power of China and India presents new challenges. There is a need for a new...
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Once more with feeling: Russia and the Asia-Pacific

This analysis argues that real changes are taking place, both in Moscow’s approach towards the Asia-Pacific and in Russian foreign policy more generally. There is a demonstrably greater appetite to reach out to the countries and institutions of the Asia-Pacific region.
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Crisis and confidence: major powers and maritime security in Indo-Pacific Asia

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. They examine...
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Heating up the planet: climate change and security

Alan Dupont and Graeme Pearman canvass the international security consequences of climate change especially for Australia's Asia-Pacific neighbourhood. Their paper examines the implications of temperature increases and sea level rise for food, water, energy, infectious diseases, natural disasters and environmental refugees and asks whether scientists...
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Australia, Indonesia and the world: public opinion and foreign policy

This report contains responses from both Australia and Indonesia to questions on foreign and security policy, global affairs, and each other.
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Lowy Institute Poll 2011: Australia and the world

New questions this year cover attitudes towards the US alliance and the war in Afghanistan, opinions on basing US forces in Australia, WikiLeaks, foreign aid and the intervention in Libya. The Poll also repeated questions asked in previous years, revealing trends in public opinion on...