The Lowy Interpreter

Beijing's Line on the S. China Sea: "Nothing to See Here"

[By Oriana Skylar Mastro] China’s strategy in responding to concerns about its intentions in the South China Sea is to cl...

The Outlines of a European Strategy on the Indo-Pacific

[By Lisa Louis] The Netherlands recently published its first official strategy paper for the Indo-Pacific, just ten weeks after...

Study: China Could Likely Afford to Shut Down S. China Sea Traffic

  [By Greg Earl] Just when the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signing has provided some modest...

The Green Energy Transition Could Mean More Reliance on China

[By Elliott Zaagman] A man who has earned a reputation for compromise and dealmaking over his half-century in Washington, Joe B...

China Faces Mounting Pressure to Restructure Developing-World Loans

[By Robert Wihtol] On November 13, the finance ministers and central bankers of the G20 will hold an extraordinary me...

The Three Seas Initiative: Europe's Answer to the Belt and Road?

A new infrastructure connectivity initiative in Central Europe is the latest stage for a geopolitical contest. A diverse group of...

Op-Ed: Duterte's Careful Stance on the South China Sea

[By Andrea Chloe Wong] Since coming to office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has largely ignored the 2016 arbitration aw...

A Third Aircraft Carrier for India: Budget Versus Necessity

[By M Matheswaran] The Indian military is undergoing what may be its most significant reorganisation since India&rsqu...

A COVID-19 Lull for Global Trade Policy

Like a sailing ship caught in the doldrums, the international trade policy world seems stagnant and listless. Is there any fr...

The South China Sea Map That Wasn't

[By Khang Vu] On 9 September, the US embassy in Hanoi published on Facebook a map of Vietnam on a poster to commemora...

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