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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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2018/04/13 | 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.