Lowy Institute Analyses


  • Jagged Sphere: China’s Quest for Infrastructure and Influence in Mainland Southeast Asia 

    Raymond, Greg (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2021-06-15)
    Mainland Southeast Asia is a region characterised by a vast asymmetry, between the state destined to become the world’s largest economy — China — and three of the world’s Least Developed Countries. This means the region risks being drawn into a Chinese ...
  • Digital Authoritarianism, China and C0VID 

    Khalil, Lydia (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2020-11-15)
    The combination of retreating US leadership and the COVID-19 pandemic has emboldened China to expand and promote its tech-enabled authoritarianism as world’s best practice. The pandemic has provided a proof of concept, demonstrating to the CCP that its ...
  • The Costs of Covid: Australia’s Economic Prospects in a Wounded World 

    Edwards, John (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2020-08-20)
    After infecting more than 23 000 Australians and killing over 420, the coronavirus pandemic in Australia is fading sooner and with less economic damage than expected. While the secondary wave of infection in Victoria is a big setback and there may yet ...
  • The World Trade Organization: An Optimistic Pre-Mortem in Hopes of Resurrection 

    Grozoubinski, Dmitry (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2020-08-05)
    For decades, multilateral trade rules operated to keep government protectionist impulses in check. They provided a foundation of openness for international commerce, as well as a framework for liberalisation and integration. With the trade rules as a ...

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