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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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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...

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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...

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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....

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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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