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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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2021/08/24 | The Interpreter

Can the US and China Cooperate on Climate?

Deals, denials, and grand bargains on the road to the COP26 climate change conference.

2022/03/11 | The Interpreter

What the Ukraine Crisis Means for the Indo-Pacific

Beijing’s support for Russia comes with downsides for the region, not least a hit to global markets.

2022/01/18 | The Interpreter

Australia Has a Solution to Indonesia’s Soaring Food Prices

As Indonesia takes the G20 presidency solving the country’s food security crisis should be top of the agenda.

2022/03/29 | The Interpreter

How the Marcos Family Could Rule Again in the Philippines

In a country where the average age is 25, has collective memory been washed of the nation’s iron-fisted kleptocrat?

2022/02/23 | The Interpreter

Courting Change For Indonesia’s Invisible Brides

The country’s marriage statistics obscure a significant rise in unregistered unions involving children and adolescents.

2021/10/26 | The Interpreter

Would a War Over Taiwan Be Legal?

International law defines statehood and provides the rules of war, but ambiguities abound in the case of Taiwan.

2021/12/07 | The Interpreter

Covid in Asia: The Immediate Payoff of Donating Vaccines

The latest Lowy Institute Asia Power Index shows China and India received markedly less goodwill than other major donors, despite giving significant numbers of doses in total.

2021/02/20 | The Interpreter

Myanmar’s Coup Will Test the Loyalty of the Security Forces

Armed forces organizations are not just a mindless mass prepared to do whatever they are told.

2018/11/21 | The Interpreter

MYANMAR: Press Freedom Crumples amid Support for Dubious Foreign Reports

The Myanmar government's endorsement of a US 'anti-Rohingya supporter' marks a new low in the country's press freedom.

2021/10/01 | The Interpreter

Meet Japan’s New PM

Asia’s oldest democracy looks for a steady hand on the tiller in a time of regional flux.

2021/06/07 | The Interpreter

The Authoritarian Threat of Indonesia’s Latest Internet Bill

Indonesia's pending legislation would require online service providers to remove or block content by government demand.

2021/01/25 | The Interpreter

Beijing’s “Wolf Warriors” Score Own Goals

An online spat over the origins of kimchi shows the Chinese Communist Party has made people at home hungry for news of China’s dominance.

2022/05/16 | The Interpreter

What a Marcos Jr Presidency in the Philippines Means for Geopolitics

The Philippines might be Asia’s oldest democracy, but the continued appetite for strongman rule demonstrates a deep ambivalence about liberal democracy’s promises of political equality and rule of law and the likely continuation of the public’s acceptance of the autocratic practices that characterized Duterte’s presidency.

2018/03/20 | The Interpreter

China Quietly Announces New Aid Agency

Details about the precise role and structure of an independent Chinese aid agency are yet to be released.