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  • The Hollande doctrine: Plus ça change

    Tim Dunne is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland; Eglantine Raux is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. With the recent deployment of French troops to Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR), influential media outlets are asking whether an 'Hollande doctrine' is emerging.
  • Books of the year, part 4

    In the lead-up to Christmas, we offer Lowy research staff selections for the best book they've read this year. Part 1 is here; part 2 is here; part 3 is here. Grand Pursuit: The Story of the People Who Made Modern Economics by Sylvia Nasar. Selected by Polling Director Alex Oliver. I am an economics pygmy.
  • Lowy Institute's books of the year, part 3

    In the lead-up to Christmas, we offer Lowy research staff selections for the best book they've read this year. Part 1 is here; part 2 is here. The Hungry Ghosts, by Shyam Selvadurai. Selected by Danielle Rajendram, Research Associate, International Security Program. Shyam Selvadurai's fourth novel is the story of a young boy of mixed Tamil-Sinhalese parentage struggling with his identity and sexuality in the early years of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war.
  • LGBT rights: It really matters where you live

    Daniela Strube is a Research Fellow with the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute. Marriage equality and LGBT (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender) rights are again in the headlines in Australia, with the High Court due to rule today on the Commonwealth’s challenge to the same-sex marriage legislation recently adopted by the Australian Capital Territory. Given the bumpy road for LGBT rights in this country, it is pertinent to ask whether other countries have experienced a similar journey.
  • Lowy Institute's books of the year, part 2

    In the lead-up to Christmas, we offer Lowy research staff selections for the best book they've read this year. Part 1 is here. Once Were Radicals: My Years as a Teenage Islamo-fascist, by Irfan Yusuf. Selected by Dave McRae, Research Fellow, East Asia Program. I came across this book through a chance introduction to the author at a conference, with the intermediary saying they had read his book over the holidays in just two days.
  • Lowy Institute's books of the year, part 1

    In the lead-up to Christmas, we offer Lowy research staff selections for the best book they've read this year. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan. Selected by Michael Fullilove, Executive Director. Richard Flanagan’s new novel is magnificent. It is, at times, grim. But it contains profound insights on war, the Australian character — and, most importantly, love. On Remembrance Day I interviewed Richard at the Lowy Institute on the themes of his book.