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Friday 3 September 2010, Pakistan High Commissioner

2 September 2010 | Media and Events
Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia. With its developing wealth, increasing population, evolving trade and shipping capabilities and expanding geographic, political and security significance, however, the Indian Ocean and its littoral states will play an increasingly important role in Australia’s future. Her Excellency joined the Foreign Service...

Wednesday 1 September, Address by Greek Ambassador Alexios G. Christopoulos

23 August 2010 | Media and Events
Wednesday 1 September, Address by Greek Ambassador Alexios G. ChristopoulosAn address by Greek Ambassador Alexios G. Christopoulos The Global Financial Crisis: Europe and Greece in Particular Greece faces a lengthy period of recession as it tries to slash its deficit. There are also fears that the Greek problem could spread to other eurozone countries and...

Invitation Only – Dr Daniel Pipes 20 August 2010

16 August 2010 | Media and Events
  A graduate of Harvard University, with a BA and PhD in history, Dr Pipes’ influence on the public debate is widely acknowledged. He has been recognised as one of Harvard’s 100 most influential living graduates and has taught at Harvard, Princeton, Chicago, the US Naval War College and Pepperdine. He has held two presidential...

Australia and the New Geopolitics of Energy

12 August 2010 | Other FDI Reports
Download PDF Summary The principal aim of this Strategic Analysis Paper is to discuss what has become known as the “new geopolitics of energy” and to consider Australia’s place within that characterisation. The paper will then describe the geopolitics of Australia’s role as an energy exporter to Asia, with special reference to the export of...

IOD Mr Moe Sultan 6 August 2010

6 August 2010 | Media and Events
                         Listen to the Audio Here “Australia’s engagement with the Gulf: Opportunities and Challenges” Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia. With its developing wealth, increasing population, evolving trade and shipping capabilities and expanding geographic, political and security significance, however, the Indian Ocean and its littoral states...

FDI to Launch Inaugural Indian Ocean Dialogue

6 July 2010 | Media and Events
Immediately following the launch Her Excellency Mrs Sujatha Singh, High Commissioner of India, will deliver the inaugural address.  FDI is a Perth-based independent institute, providing strategic analysis of Australia’s global interests, which has an ongoing influence in shaping public discussion and government policy. WHAT: Indian Ocean Dialogue - Launch WHEN: Tuesday, 6 July 2010 WHERE: Government House Ballroom, St Georges...

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

  • Strategic alerts are priority current intelligence items. We provide these alerts when events such as military deployments or foreign election results occur.

  • A 1500 to 3000 word, single topic assessment.

  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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