The Lowy Interpreter


Hard Questions for the Future of the Royal Navy

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-10-11 20:33:47

[By James Goldrick] In the last few days, the British press and social media have been rife with reports that the Royal Marines are to be reduced by 1000 from...


North Korean Nuclear Program May Need Ocean Test Blasts

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-09-29 16:23:43

[By Morris Jones] A test of a North Korean thermonuclear weapon (or H-Bomb) over the Pacific Ocean is a horrifying proposition. Apart from the serious strategic...


China Challenges India's Leadership in Indian Ocean

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-09-13 18:53:14

[By Abhijit Singh] The recent Indian Ocean conference at Colombo generated much enthusiasm in India's strategic circles. Organised by the India...


N. Korean Shipments May Be for Syrian Weapons Program

By The Lowy Interpreter 2017-08-29 19:32:53

[By Rod Barton] On August 22, Reuters reported that two North Korean shipments of unspecified goods on their way to Syria had recently been intercepted. Citing a...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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