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Opinion pieces by Lowy Institute experts

Trump and America the ordinary

Donald Trump has no time for talk of the 'indispensable power'. That might be safer than a US which talks big but doesn't back it up, writes Sam Roggeveen for the Australian Financial Review on 4 March. Photo: Getty Images/Win McNamee

Fairness not the meat in Joko Widodo deal

More than anything, President Joko Widodo's brief recent visit to Australia showcased a warm, personal rapport between him and Malcolm Turnbull, and the Prime Minister is to be commended for his efforts to forge the connection, wrote Matthew Busch in the Australian on 3 March

Dominoes in the South China Sea

First the Philippines, now Malaysia is being drawn deeper into China's orbit. Are dominoes teetering again in Southeast Asia? The limitations of that metaphor were clear in the Cold War, and are even more so now given the region’s much greater geopolitical fluidity. Originally published in the

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