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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2018/07/20 | 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.
2018/07/18 | 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.
2018/07/03 | 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.
2018/06/22 | The Interpreter
MALAYSIA: Out with the Old and in with the New
A massive cull of key officials left over from the previous government is underway as Prime Minister Mahathir gets down to work.
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.