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Report

Implications of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress: part two - some consequences of China’s new foreign policy

In part two of his examination of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Lindsay Hughes examines Beijing’s message and some of its international ramifications.
Audio interview

Ignorance leaving Australia vulnerable to CCP influence peddling: author

Louisa Lim, a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, says Australian institutions are being left open to Communist Party influence peddling through ignorance.
Transcript

Richard Marles on Australia and the Pacific

On 21 November the Hon. Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Defence, delivered this address to the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Australia's approach to the Pacific.
Strategy

2017 Foreign policy white paper

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper sets out a comprehensive framework to advance Australia’s security and prosperity in a contested and competitive world.
Report

Preventing and countering violent extremism in Africa: the role of the mining sector

This report explores the correlation between the drivers of violent extremism and the different activities undertaken throughout a mining project’s life cycle in order to identify potential risks and opportunities.
Evaluation

Evaluation of New Zealand’s Aid Programmes in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau: a synthesis report

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned Adam Smith International to conduct an independent evaluation of its country programmes in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau. The evaluation assessed the quality of New Zealand’s aid delivery, the results of its...
Report

Mapping the Third Offset: Australia, the United States and future war in the Indo-Pacific

The Third Offset strategy is perceived as a solution to matching the US defence budget with US strategic ambitions — to find means of sustaining its military-technological advantage in this new era of great power competition.
Report

Australia's management of strategic risk in the new era

Australia’s strategic outlook is deteriorating and, for the first time since World War II, we face an increased prospect of threat from a major power. This means that a major change in Australia’s approach to the management of strategic risk is needed.
Report

Transatlantic relations: converging or diverging?

Published in an environment of significant political uncertainty in both the US and Europe, this report focuses on the long-standing and fundamental drivers behind U.S and European policymaking, and sets out recommendations to address key structural factors that threaten the durability of the transatlantic relationship.
Commentary

Duchesses and Overlords

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and Maurice Newman share a deep suspicion of China’s intentions in the Pacific. Graeme Smith argues that the reality doesn’t match their claims.