The Lowy Interpreter

Limiting the Global Economic Fallout from COVID-19

[By Roland Rajah] Panic has now set in over the Covid-19 global pandemic. The coronavirus is spreading rapidly, especially in E...

The Belt and Rebranding Initiative

[By Dr. Nora Shlenzig] China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) continues to defy simple explanations. Initially used as a...

First Afghan Cargo is a Game-Changer for Gwadar Port

[By Adnan Aamir] On a sunny Tuesday in the third week of January, a cargo ship named Diyala docked at Gwadar seaport,...

Russia Makes its Presence Known in Iran Crisis

[By Dr. Alexey D. Muraviev] Recent revelations make it clear that Iran’s willingness to confront the U.S. following...

Indian Navy Lowers its Sights

[By Prakash Gopal] Early in the new year, India’s defence industry witnessed a rare moment of glory when the domestically...

India Backs Away from Southeast Asia Trade Deal

[By Dr. Mustafa Izzuddin] India’s decision in the final months of last year to withdraw from negotiations for the me...

Maritime Tensions Between Indonesia and China Escalate

[By Greta Nabbs-Keller] The resurgence of tensions between Indonesia and China in the South China Sea is a development to monit...

Op-Ed: Iran Has Limited Options for Striking Back

[By Ian Parmeter] In assessing the consequences of President Donald Trump’s assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the le...

Shifting Ties Boost China's Influence in Iranian, Pakistani Ports

[By Syed Fazl-e-Haider] In the wake of escalating US-Iran tensions in the Persian Gulf, the geopolitical realities of the...

Signs of a Ceasefire in the U.S.-China Trade War

[By John Edwards] It is not yet agreed, may yet fail, and is anyway unlikely to settle matters, but the impending “phase...

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