The Lowy Interpreter


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...


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...


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...


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...

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