Today the Lowy Institute proudly unveils its new website: www.lowyinstitute.org.

The website is not just an update, it's a complete overhaul and reflection of the Institute's status as a leading global think tank.

It provides a cutting-edge, dynamic platform for the Institute to do what it does best — Interpret, Inform and Influence discussion of the important global policy trends shaping Australia and the world. 

Lowy Institute content can now be searched by 'issue' or 'region' and includes a back-catalogue of 16,000+ research reports, 6,000+ Interpreter blog posts, events and news items. Google's translation service means our work can be read in twenty languages, while Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn plug-ins ensure our work is reaching global audiences in new and exciting ways.

The website also launches a new multimedia section. Here, in addition to our regular podcasts and event videos, you will now find video snapshots of Lowy Institute experts analysing various issues. New today is Alex Oliver's research diary of her field trip to Papua New Guinea, Mark Thirwell's explanation of the 'great convergence', Rory Medcalf's take on the US pivot, while James Brown analyses the challenges facing the Australian Defence Force and Linda Jakobson reflects on Australia-China relations

I could go on and on listing all the new improvements to the site....it's been a big job for us here and we are really proud of the results. For those Interpreter readers who don't regularly visit www.lowyinstitute.org, now there is a good reason to bookmark the site.

Please check it out, make sure you sign up for our newsletter, visit regularly and spread the word. We are very keen to build a wider audience and welcome links from other websites. Of course, please email me with any feedback, comments or suggestions.