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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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2018/07/03 | The Interpreter

Rim of the Pacific Navy Exercises Underway amid Incoherent Trump Foreign Policy

This year's military exercise focuses on providing training for non-US navies, while demonstrating the incoherence of the Trump administration's foreign policy.

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.

2018/07/20 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Carrie Lam Should Watch Her Words on Language and Identity in Hong Kong

Speaking English is a core part of identity in Hong Kong, which is resistant to any perceived attempts to usher in more Mandarin.

2018/08/02 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Kazakhstan's Grand Entrance onto the World Stage

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has assertively courted Chinese and American alliances while shaking off decades of Russian influence.

2018/08/02 | The Interpreter

Wild Rumors and Shoddy Vaccines Rifle Through China

Li Keqiang's profile has seemingly been elevated, but has it come at the expense of Xi Jinping? A recap of one of Zhongnanhai's most restless periods in recent memory.

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.

2020/01/29 | The Interpreter

Coronavirus: One Step Backward for the Global Economy

Beyond the human toll, fears will stop people from heading to shops, eating out, travelling, and cause other consumer costs.

2020/10/20 | The Interpreter

Duelling Diplomacy Over Southeast Asia’s Most Important River

Despite climate change and the cost of hydropower dams, Mekong nations will find it difficult to turn away from China.

2018/07/18 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Royal Navy Set Fair for Heightened Indo-Pacific Operations

The British Royal Navy is keen to demonstrate it remains a global power despite significant budget constraints.

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.