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Opinion pieces by Lowy Institute experts

We see China and U.S. as central to our future

In an opinion piece in The Australian newspaper, Michael Fullilove and Alex Oliver describe Australians’ complex attitudes towards important foreign policy issues, and in particular, Australia’s relations with its two most important partners: China as its most important economic partner

G20 needs to pay attention to WTO

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Mark Thirlwell writes that the WTO needs to be prepared for the ways in which looming mega-regional deals will change the way global trade is done and that the G20 needs to do more to support the multilateral trading system

We need Aussie view of world

The rise of Asia means Australia finds it self a lot closer to the centre of geopolitical and economic action than in the past. It is vital to our national interest, therefore, that Australians understand what is happening beyond our shores

China won't be frozen out of Arctic

In an opinion piece about China and the Arctic for the Global Times  (in English and Chinese), Lowy Institute East Asia Program Director Linda Jakobson argues that Chinese policymakers will have to grapple with the jitters that China as a rising power evokes

Talks are only Syrian solution

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Rodger Shanahan write that US Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to Russia and the subsequent announcement of a peace conference to be attended by Assad government officials and opposition members is a welcome chink of light in an otherwise bleak outlook

Reading China’s White Paper

In an opinion piece in the Indian Express, Sam Roggeveen says China’s newly released Defence White Paper is nobody’s idea of light reading. But examined closely, it reveals some important truths about China and its place in the world

Australia, America's too-frugal ally

In this opinion article in the Wall Street Journal (Asia), International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf and Military Fellow James Brown argue that the 2013 Australian defence white paper needs a budget to back it up, otherwise Australia risks losing the capability edge it would need to help

Sweet and sour in defence take on China

In an opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, Rory Medcalf, Director of the International Security Program, writes that the 2013 Australian Defence White Paper takes a more balanced and defensive approach towards China than its diplomatic packaging would suggest

Indonesian ties much tighter

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Alan Dupont, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute, comments on the remarkable recovery in Australia's strategic relationship with Indonesia in the last decade

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