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Election Interpreter 2013

Carr and Bishop dodge the difficult questions on Indonesia

It was nice to see one of seven questions at last night's foreign policy debate focus on Indonesia, as a chance to draw out each party's plan to develop the relationship. Overall though, I thought each side's answers dodged some of the more difficult questions facing Australia-Indonesia ties.

If the G20 is so great, why isn't Rudd going?

Hugh Jorgensen is a Research Associate in the Lowy Institute's G20 Studies Centre. It took me three years of work to get us into the G20. We are hosting it next year. To have this jammed up against a federal election date is a problem and if I can overcome that problem I will. — Kevin

In 100 words: The most important issue of this campaign

See every short post from our experts on what they regard as the most important international policy issue of this campaign. Danielle Rajendram is a Lowy Institute research associate. Since a low point during the 2009-10 student crisis, Australia's relations with India have steadily improved.

In 100 words: The most important issue of this campaign

Short posts from Lowy Institute experts on what they regard as the most important international policy issue of this campaign. See the Election Interpreter 2013 archive for the whole series. How we plan to steer the Australian economy and the expectations that help shape it between the Scylla of

In 100 words: The most important issue of this campaign

Short posts from our experts on what they regard as the most important international policy issue of this campaign. Jack Georgieff is a research associate with the Lowy Institute's International Security program. Clearly the most important issue in the current campaign is how to simultaneously

In 100 words: The most important issue of this campaign

Short posts from Lowy Institute experts on what they regard as the most important international policy issue of this campaign. See the Election Interpreter 2013 archive for the whole series. Australia needs to get ready for the risks as well as the opportunities of an Asian Century: that should

In 100 words: The most important issue of this campaign

We kick off our election coverage with short posts from Lowy Institute experts on what they regard as the most important international policy issue of this campaign. Asylum seekers and people smuggling ought not to be the main international policy issues of the campaign, but each party has placed

In 100 words: The most important issue of this campaign

We kick off our election coverage with short posts from Lowy Institute experts on what they regard as the most important international policy issue of this campaign. The most important but least discussed issue of the campaign will be population policy. After the Asian Century White Paper

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