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Interpret, Inform, Influence
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So the new Australian Government has changed some votes on Israel-Palestine at the UNGA. We really should not be surprised.

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More on the #spying  allegations. Want to know what the Indonesian media is saying? We've got you covered.

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Stephen Grenville on why we should apologise and learn from the #Indonesia spying saga.

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'With the start of the Warsaw climate change talks today, combined with the election of the Abbott Government and its proposed repeal of the Gillard Government's carbon tax regime, #climatechange is back on the political agenda.'

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After two damning NGO reports about America's drone war, Interpreter editor Sam Roggeveen writes in defence of drones.

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'Though we can be precise about the level of US funding on this and most other budget elements, we must remember that we are only estimating Chinese figures, due to the lack of detail from the #China'.

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The Lowy Institute for International Policy is hosting the inaugural Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue on 26 November

We're inviting applications from Australians who wish to participate in this special event. Know anyone good? Please spread the word. Details here: http://lowyinstitute.org/events/australia-papua-new-guinea-emerging-leaders-dialogue

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Boat arrivals: why are Australians so resistant to international comparisons?

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New Lowy Institute Analysis: James Brown and Rory Medcalf on Australia's defence policy.

'The government will need a first-principles review to identify the military strategy and force structure required to protect and advance the nation’s interests. It will need to increase funding or be prepared to make drastic cuts to defence capability, with full awareness of the risks. It must also think deeply about the role of the US alliance in Australia’s security, and take the initiative in shaping that alliance in Australia’s interests.'

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The dangerous dance with the debt ceiling. Mike Callaghan asks what if Republicans aren't convinced that default would be a disaster? 
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