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China's Investments Switch From Big Infrastructure to Local Business

Published May 12, 2021 6:40 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Business

In a virtual meeting with a group of African students in late April, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken asked a questi...

China's Climate Policy Has Major Implications for Trade

Published May 2, 2021 6:21 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Business

[By Stephen Minas] Diplomacy is not always diplomatic. This fact of international life was on full display during the rece...

High Hopes and Hot Air on Climate Change

Published Apr 28, 2021 8:11 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Anthony Burke] Amid a very bad week for news about Covid-19, there was a long-awaited ray of hope about climate. Within an...

Toxic Reaction to Japan's Fukushima Water Dumping Plans

Published Apr 22, 2021 2:55 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

The Netflix documentary “Seaspiracy” caused a stir following its release last month, both for highlighting the serious...

Israeli and Iranian Attacks on Shipping May Hinder Nuclear Talks

Published Apr 14, 2021 7:28 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Rodger Shanahan] Just as the negotiations between Tehran and Washington appear to be making some, albeit slow, progres...

The Mozambique Channel May Become the Next Maritime Security Hotspot

Published Mar 24, 2021 11:48 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

The waters off Mozambique are becoming a major new security hotspot in the Indian Ocean. An Islamist insurrection in northern Moza...

An Oil Spill Nobody Owns

Published Mar 15, 2021 12:40 AM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Environment

[By Rodger Shanahan] What does the continuing, low-intensity conflict between Israel and Iran have to do with the mysterio...

West of Diego Garcia, India is Building an Island Base of its Own

Published Mar 3, 2021 10:42 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Samuel Bashfield] The small, remote Mauritian island of North Agalega, located in the south-western Indian Ocean, 700 miles...

New Law Expands Chinese Coast Guard's Jurisdiction

Published Feb 25, 2021 10:53 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Eli Huang] China’s new law giving the China Coast Guard more freedom to use force has increased the concern...

How China is Bending the Rules in the South China Sea

Published Feb 21, 2021 12:17 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Oriana Skylar Mastro] Chinese exercises in the South China Sea last month, and the strong U.S. response, show these dispute...

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