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Countering China's Submarine Presence in the Indian Ocean

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-05-24 14:38:05

[By Abhijit Singh] As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sri Lanka earlier this month, reports emerged that the Sri Lankan government had turned...


The Broad Effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-05-16 21:42:49

Since Xi Jinping’s announcement of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, much ink has been spilt trying to understand this policy platform that is...


Securing Progress in Somalia

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-05-10 20:46:18

[By Boris Johnson] It’s never a good sign when the recommended mode of transport through a national capital is by armoured convoy. As I bumped along the streets of...


New Zealand Sees Opportunity in China's "Belt and Road"

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-04-24 20:58:42

[By Jason Young] New Zealand became ‘the first Western developed country’ to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) when it signed a Memorandum...


Carrier Strike Group Puts New Pressure on North Korea

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-04-14 18:47:03

[By John Hemmings and Jake Ramsamugh]  President Trump knew exactly what he was doing when he announced news of a US military strike on Syria to a stunned Xi Jinping...


Trump Isn't Changing World Trade

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-03-28 18:11:36

[By John Edwards] Two months into the Trump Administration, is it overturning the ‘liberal world order’, as widely feared? By now we ought to have some idea....


Geopolitics On Display at Pakistani Naval Exercises

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-02-16 16:07:14

[By Christopher Zinn] Formally, the AMAN (Urdu for peace) international naval exercises that ran this week are about practicing responses to maritime threats...


Changing Tides for U.S.-Australia Alliance

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-02-01 18:37:34

[By Robert Garran] The alliance with the US has been one of the foundations of Australian foreign policy since World War II. But in recent years, as James Curran has...


Beware of Provocation in the South China Sea

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-01-16 17:35:23

[By Sam Bateman] American Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson has provoked controversy with statements about possible actions by the United States in the South China...

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