The Interpreter
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The Interpreter is published by the Lowy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Sydney. It publishes daily commentary and analysis on international events.
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2018/06/08 | The Interpreter
China's Damming Control of Mekong, South China Sea Pincers Southeast Asia
China's control of dams above the Mekong and islands in the South China Sea strategically sandwiches Southeast Asia.
2018/06/08 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: Charting the Death Throes of Press Freedom in Cambodia
The situation for press and other freedoms is going from bad to worse in Cambodia ahead of elections set for July.
2018/06/08 | The Interpreter
A History of Harassment: Probing Indonesia's Anti-LGBT Campaign
A small legal victory does little to mask politically motivated oppression of Indonesia's LGBT community.
2018/05/27 | The Interpreter
Can Australia Help Indonesia Kick Cigarettes?
Australia's northern neighbor's economy is burdened by heavy tobacco use.
2018/05/25 | The Interpreter
Confronting Coldstore: Why Singapore Must Face Its Past
There is still time for those who took part in epoch-making events in Singapore's history to give their personal testimony.
2018/05/21 | The Interpreter
Chinese Students in Australia Often Feel Isolated, Disappointed
Chinese students pay big money to study Down Under, but many come away without the cosmopolitan experience they were expecting.
2018/05/18 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: The Asian Infrastructure Bank and China's Place in the World
The AIIB's marginal role in international projects like Belt and Road expose the fragmented nature of China's policymaking.
2018/05/15 | The Interpreter
Taking the Measure of China's New Aircraft Carrier
China's first homegrown aircraft carrier lags US counterparts but complements its area denial and blue water navy strategies.
2018/05/07 | The Interpreter
Trains, Planes and Nuclear Disarmament: Who Will Host the Trump-Kim Summit?
The host city for the summit will need to meet strict security and logistical requirements, and the choice will be highly symbolic.
2018/05/04 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: Southeast Asia Doubles Down on Trade amid Protectionist Fears
Caught between trade deals and heavily dependent on external trade, ASEAN may be forced to decide between the US and China.
2018/04/26 | The Interpreter
Despite New Discovery, Japan Can't Match China's Rare Earth Dominance
Japan's discovery of 16 million tons of high-value metals on the ocean floor means little if they cannot exploit them.
2018/04/23 | The Interpreter
Who Will Ultimately Be Blamed for the Rohingya Crisis?
For decades, Myanmar’s leaders have feared that they may be brought before a court to account for their actions, but the issue goes far beyond military top brass.
2018/04/23 | The Interpreter
OPINION: Climate Change to Test Small Island Alliances
China is courting nations such as the Maldives and Vanuatu using infrastructure funds aimed at combating the effects of sea level rises.
2018/04/13 | The Interpreter
Big Surprise: Chinese State Media Fawned Over the Boao Forum
The image of China as respected and admired by the rest of the world is a critical element of China’s internal propaganda efforts.
2018/04/12 | The Interpreter
OPINION: Vietnam's Political Crackdown Jeopardizes Economic Progress
The Communist Party's suppression of political dissent could damage foreign partners' willingness to deepen economic and security ties.