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  • 12 Nov 2019 15:30

    Connecting the dots on the Blue Dot Network

    Beyond a press release trumpeting “high-quality infrastructure” and “global trust standards”, things are a bit fuzzy.

  • 12 Nov 2019 11:00

    Russia’s southern strategy

    The pace of Russian re-engagement in Africa and the Indian Ocean region has accelerated as US influence has waned.

  • 12 Nov 2019 06:00

    North Korea’s deadline logic

    Pyongyang has declared an end-of-year cut off in the nuclear talks, yet does such a deadline really matter?

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People | experts Natasha Kassam
Research Fellow, Diplomacy and Public Opinion Program
Lowy Institute
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Areas of ExpertiseChina’s domestic politics; public opinion polling; human rights; Australian foreign policy; Taiwan; Indo-Pacific strategy

Natasha Kassam is a Research Fellow in the Diplomacy and Public Opinion Program, directing the annual Lowy Institute Poll. Natasha’s other research interests include Australia’s Indo-Pacific strategy, China’s domestic politics, Taiwan, and Australia-China relations. Natasha worked at Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for nine years, most recently to draft the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Prior to the White Paper Taskforce, Natasha was a diplomat in China from 2013 to 2017, where she reported on human rights, law reform, Xinjiang and Tibet. Natasha was a law and justice advisor to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in Honiara from 2011 to 2012. She has also previously worked at the University of Sydney’s Sydney Centre for International Law and the law firm Clayton Utz. Natasha provides regular commentary to Australian and international media outlets including CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, Guardian and the ABC. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Sydney and speaks Mandarin.