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Bomb Alaska!

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on whether Kim Jong-un's threat to nuke the U.S. means he is a joker, a tyrant or a wavering strongman, Peter Hartcher quotes Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown. 

US delays test to placate North Korea

In an article in The Australian on the postponement by the United States of a planned ballistic missile test in a measure apparently aimed at coaxing Kim Jong-un out of conducting a test of his own, Rick Wallace quotes Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.

President wants more deals with Australia

In an article in China Daily on President Xi Jinping's call for more cooperation with Australia in bilateral economic ties and promoting stability in the Asia-Pacific region, Wu Jiao, Cheng Guangjin and Zhou Wa quote Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security.

Interview: James Brown - Korea

Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown was interviewed on ABC News' Breakfast program on tensions between North and South Korea.

The trouble with travelling

Deborah Snow writes in The Sydney Morning Herald on a new Policy Brief by Alex Oliver which draws attention to a soaring workload for the consular staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as more Australians travel overseas. 

Interview: Alex Oliver - Demands on DFAT

Research Fellow Alex Oliver was interviewed on Radio 2UE's Drive program on the unreasonable requests from Australian travellers overseas to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Alex Oliver on Channel 10's The Project

Research Fellow Alex Oliver appeared on Channel Ten's The Project discussing the unreasonable demands put on Australian consular services by Australian travellers overseas.

Interview: Alex Oliver - Consular services

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Alex Oliver was interviewed on ABC Radio National's The World Today program on her new Policy Brief on how Australia's consular services are being strained to breaking-point by an increase in the number of Australians seeking help overseas.

Interview: Jenny Hayward-Jones - Fiji

Jenny Hayward-Jones, Program Director, The Myer Foundation Melanesia Program, was interviewed on ABC News 24 on the questioning of Fiji's human rights record following a video on YouTube.

Fears Xi's push on Japan poses showdown risk

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on China's aggressive pursuit of territorial claims against Japan, John Garnaut quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Interview: James Brown - ADF in Afghanistan

Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown was interviewed on ABC Radio's AM program on a report written by a commanding officer of Mentoring Task Force 3 detailing examples of poor discipline in the ranks.

Young Diggers blasted for front-line foolery

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Smith's report on Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, David Wroe quotes Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown.

China backs sanctions to ward off US

In an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on China's support for tougher sanctions against North Korea, prompted in part by concerns of US-anchored missile defence system on its borders, John Garnaut quotes Sam Roggeveen. 

Interview: Alex Oliver - Ben Zygier

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Alex Oliver was interviewed on ABC's PM program on foreign minister Kevin Rudd's demand for answers about the detention and death of so-called Prisoner X in a top security prison in Tel Aviv. 

Football Diplomacy

Media release
A new Lowy Institute Policy Brief urges the Australian government, business and community groups to use Australia’s hosting of the Asian Cup in 2015 to strengthen Australia’s broader

Interview: James Brown - Defence White Paper

Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown was interviwed on Monocle 24's The Globalist program on the Defence White Paper in the context of regional and international developments.

Poaching by miners 'eroding Aussie defence'

In an article in The Straits Times on the competition between mining companies and the Australian Defence Force for personnel, Jonathan Pearlman quotes Lowy Institute Military Fellow James Brown.

Foreign, domestic policy a blur for Beijing

In an article for Asia Times Online on the possible directions for Chinese foreign policy after the leadership changes, Dr Nadine Godehardt quotes Linda Jakobson, Program Director East Asia.

Interview: Anthony Bubalo - Saudi Arabia

Anthony Bubalo, Program Director West Asia, was interviewed on Radio National's RN Drive program West of Asia segment on the Shura Council and flirting in Saudi Arabia.

Interview: Rory Medcalf - Pakistani port

Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, was interviewed on Radio National's Asia Pacific program on concerns raised by China's taking control of Pakistan's Gwadar deep-sea port.

Alex Oliver discusses Prisoner X on Monocle 24 Radio

On Friday 15th February, Alex Oliver was interviewed by "The Globalist" program on Monocle 24 Radio on the implications for Australian consular policy posed by the Prisoner X case and possible consequences for the Australia/Israel relationship.

G20 needs fresh approach

In an article in the Australian Financial Review on The Group of 20, Alan Mitchell quotes Mike Callaghan, Director of the Lowy Institute's G20 Studies Centre.

Swan fires shot in currency war debate

In an article in the Australian Financial Review on Treasurer Wayne Swan's declaration on determining exchange rates, Jacob Greber quotes Mark Thirlwell, Program Director International Economy.

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