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North Korea Displaces S. China Sea on ASEAN Agenda

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-08-07 17:06:09

[By Erin Cook] Just over a year ago, Manila was celebrating an unprecedented international ruling in its favour against China in the disputed South China Sea. This...

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China Plans to Export Armed Drones

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-07-26 18:27:41

[By Jennifer S. Hunt] Once the domain of only a handful of states, weaponized drones are now part of the military arsenal of no less than a dozen countries. That number is...

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Indonesia's New North Natuna Sea: What's In a Name?

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-07-19 14:37:29

[By Aaron L. Connelly] On Friday, Indonesian officials announced that they had renamed the waters northeast of the Natuna Islands, at the far southern end of the South...

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A Russian-Chinese Naval Partnership?

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-07-12 21:21:12

[By James Goldrick] On 18 June, a small Chinese task group consisting of the Type 052D air warfare destroyer Changsha, the frigate Yungchen and a...

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The Qatar Crisis: Politics, Energy and Al-Jazeera

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-06-09 14:16:22

[By Anas Iqtait] Much has been said about the standoff between the Saudi Arabia-UAE axis and Qatar over the latter's alleged support for extremist groups in the Middle...

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China's Undeclared Foreign Policy at the Poles

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-06-05 17:55:22

[By Anne-Marie Brady] In November 2014, the Chinese media deliberately mistranslated the words of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi had just given a speech in Hobart...

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U.S. FONOPs: Game On Again in the South China Sea

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-05-26 17:35:56

[By Sam Bateman] According to multiple media accounts, the destroyer USS Dewey has recently sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Chinese-occupied Mischief Reef...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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