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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2018/05/15 | 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.
2018/04/12 | The Interpreter
Europe Frets over Impact of Chinese Money
One Belt One Road is coming to Europe, but reactions to the infrastructure spending are mixed across the continent.
2018/04/02 | The Interpreter
Vietnam Seeks to Modernize Military Through 'New Friends and Old Foes'
Vietnam's military is an anachronism, but modernization may may mean cozying up to the United States.
2018/03/26 | The Interpreter
Is Myanmar's Leadership Too Old for the Job?
The graying leadership of the ruling National League for Democracy is an impediment to real change.
2018/03/23 | The Interpreter
OPINION: Taiwan Has No Reason to Fear the Liaoning
China's aircraft carrier is little more than a paper tiger, Euan Graham writes.
2018/03/21 | The Interpreter
OPINION: Nobody is Taking the Lead on the Rohingya Crisis
The Rohingya crisis has become the elephant in the room for regional governments.
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.