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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...

The Global Energy Demand for Australian-Sourced LNG

23 June 2010 | Other FDI Reports
Download PDF Summary Energy is a commodity that continues to have both strategic and economic significance for Australia. Energy, and in particular, gas, will continue to be a central element in Australia’s future prosperity. The nation’s gas resources are sizeable, third only to coal and uranium. Nearly all of Australia’s conventional gas resources, however, are...

FDI to Host Energy Forum: April 29 2010, PCEC

8 April 2010 | Media and Events
Future Directions International is to host a one-day Energy Forum on Thursday, 29 April 2010, at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  This forum is seen as part of a process that seeks to contribute to the WA Government producing a ten-year energy strategy.  This Strategic Energy Initiative is unique in Australian terms and the...

Iraqi Oilfield Development Contracts: Implications

11 January 2010 | Other FDI Reports
Download PDF Summary Baghdad’s award of several oil field development contracts augers well for Iraq’s economic future. But there are substantial security, technical and constitutional challenges to be met, to say nothing of the problem that is likely to confront OPEC. Analysis An increase in crude oil production is vital to Iraq’s development. Currently receiving...

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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