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Unfinished business in the Balkans

The in-tray of the new leadership team in Brussels is full of urgent files that reflect the challenges posed by a rapidly changing global environment. But as several recent developments have shown, Europe´s ‘unfinished...

Monitoring Missile Proliferation with Open Source Tools

The Arms Control Wonk podcast, hosted by Aaron Stein & Jeffrey Lewis features interesting conversations about arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation issues. Subscribe to the show in iTunes. In this episode Jeffrey talks with...

Evolving Internet Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in 2015

10 Dec Research Event Evolving Internet Governance: Challenges and Opportunities in 2015 10 Dec 2014 – 18:00 to 19:00 Chatham House, London International Security Department, Internet Governance Participants Professor Ian Brown, Professor of Information...

Guatemala’s Drug Policy: Learning from the OAS Process

27 Nov Invitation Only Research Event Guatemala’s Drug Policy: Learning from the OAS Process 27 Nov 2014 – 17:00 to 18:30 Chatham House, London International Security Department Participants Ambassador Carlos Raúl Morales, Foreign Minister,...

Turkey sets its G20 agenda for 2015

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has spoken, and Turkey will steer its own course on the G20 in 2015. Delivering the closing address in the two-day G20 Brisbane Pre-Summit conference, Davutoglu has left no...

Russia is back in the Pacific

The Russian Navy is getting closer to Australia than we’re used to, and beyond the bluster of ‘shirtfronting’ we don’t seem to have a coherent policy response to a more active Russia in our...

ASPI suggests

CSIS has just released its 2015 Global Forecast which examines the crises and opportunities likely to arise in the year ahead. But you’ll have to flick past chapters on Putin’s new Russia and US...

How important is the US-China climate deal?

There’s a lot of talk in the media about how groundbreaking and ambitious the US-China climate deal is, but is that true? Here’s how American economist Tyler Cowen (a conservative, but a mainstream figure...

Beyond the Boom: A response to Jonathan Pincus

In a paper published recently on the Minerals Council of Australia website, Adelaide-based economist Jonathan Pincus takes issue with some of the calculations I make in my Lowy Institute Paper Beyond the Boom. He...

Gender equality in the ADF: Morrison’s approach

A sudden hush came over the audience. The army commander, Lieutenant General David Morrison, had been addressing a packed amphitheatre at the ANU’s National Security College. His topic? Gender equality (not, note, equity) and...

Where have the relics in Kaesong gone?

Incense burner from Koryo, ca. 12th century; National Treasure No. 95 of South Korea. Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons Kaesong, North Korea is widely known today for the industrial complex built in 2002. But for...

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