The Lowy Interpreter

China's Dam and Canal Megaprojects May Not Save It From Water Crisis

Published Sep 29, 2022 8:15 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Environment

[By Henry Storey] Southern China’s longest drought on record is the latest manifestation of a slow-burning but...

Op-Ed: Military Port Call in Sri Lanka is a Misstep for China's Navy

Published Aug 21, 2022 3:02 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Rupert Stone] The Chinese tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 has finally docked at Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka for replen...

Could France Help Australia Fix its Nuclear-Sub Dilemma?

Published Jul 14, 2022 3:24 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Alan J. Kuperman] Recently-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese faces a dilemma on nuclear submarines. Having...

Why Britain's Claim to the Chagos Islands Undermines International Law

Published Jul 3, 2022 4:42 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Shipping

[By Samuel Bashfield and Elena Katselli Proukaki]   Various contributors to the Chagos Question debate assert th...

The Quad's Space Initiative Shines Light on China's "Black Ships"

Published May 26, 2022 2:16 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Philip Citowicki] At the first in-person leaders’ summit of the Quad in Washington in September last year, the four m...

How a Price Dispute Led to Indonesia's Palm Oil Export Ban

Published May 13, 2022 3:08 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Business

[By Johannes Nugroho] The global vegetable oils industry was stunned after Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo announced la...

In the Asia-Pacific, Not All Maritime Disputes Are Built the Same

Published Apr 24, 2022 9:40 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Evan Laksama] Maritime disputes in Southeast Asia should be viewed less as a single big basket of problems, and more as sma...

Multi-Layered Efforts Help Maintain Security in the South China Sea

Published Apr 18, 2022 4:09 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Shipping

While regional countries respond to Covid-19 and the many social and economic consequences, ensuring peace and stability in t...

How the South China Sea Ruling Has Changed Int'l Maritime Disputes

Published Apr 17, 2022 3:26 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

When in 2016 the Arbitral Tribunal issued its watershed ruling in the case between the Philippines and China, responses...

Russia's Diplomatic Deep Freeze Has Implications for Antarctica

Published Mar 18, 2022 1:48 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

Posted in: Government

[By Elizabeth Buchanan] Moscow’s latest invasion of Ukraine has turned Vladimir Putin’s Russia into a pariah state,...

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