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FDI Indian Ocean Programme Research Workshops

14 February 2012 | Media and Events

FDI’s Indian Ocean Research Programme is hosting a series of invitation-only research workshops, from 23 February-2 March 2012. The workshops are being held in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Looking out to 2020, they will focus on the strategic objectives and interrelationships of India, China and the United States as they relate to the...

FDI Indian Ocean Programme Research Workshops

28 July 2011 | Media and Events

FDI’s Indian Ocean Research Programme is hosting a series of invitation-only research workshops, from 16-19 August 2011. The workshops are being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra and will focus on the strategic objectives of India and the United States as they relate to the Indian Ocean region, looking out to 2020. Attending the...

FDI Roundtables on Global Food Supply and Demand to 2050

15 July 2011 | Media and Events

FDI's Global Food and Water Crises Research Programme is hosting invitation-only research roundtables, 19-21 July 2011. The roundtables are being held in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and will focus on global food supply and demand to 2050. Attending the roundtables will be representatives from industry, academia and state governments. The purpose of the roundtables is...

FDI Key Speaker at Pilbara Security Collective

7 July 2011 | Media and Events

This invitation only event will be held at the Pilbara Police District Office, Karratha and include representatives from the defence, business and government sectors. The findings of the paper are available for download from the FDI website. Enquiries regarding the Northern Australia Programme can be made to Liam McHugh at [email protected]

FDI Northern Australia Karratha Consultations

17 June 2011 | Media and Events

Relevant stakeholders will discuss the current findings of FDI’s Pilbara Prospects 2020 Strategic Analysis Papers, which examine the development and security challenges facing the Pilbara over the coming decade. The next topic for consideration will assess the current and projected risk management strategy and capacity for the region to address current and emerging vulnerabilities. It...

Global Land Limitations Roundtable

18 March 2011 | Media and Events

This roundtable, to be held in Perth, will focus on global land limitations and availability in meeting future agricultural needs. Attending the roundtable will be representatives from industry, academia and state government. The purpose for this workshop is to determine: What impact will land availability have in meeting the anticipated additional demands for food, resulting...

The Pilbara Region’s Future Security Needs

8 February 2011 | Media and Events

This workshop will focus on 'The Pilbara Region's Future Security Needs'. This video conference workshop will be conducted between venues in Perth, Port Hedland and Karratha. This workshop will again bring together representatives from industry, academia, State, Federal and Local government. The purpose for this workshop is to inform the Australian government and its people of...

FDI Tenth Anniversary – Thursday 2 December

2 December 2010 | Media and Events

Launched in 2000 by the then Governor of Western Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd), FDI has since grown over the decade to become a respected research institute. ‘Having FDI based in Perth is important in reminding the rest of the country of the economic and strategic importance of Western...

11 November 2010: The Challenges of Developing the Pilbara and its Future Security Needs

10 November 2010 | Media and Events

11 November 2010: The Challenges of Developing the Pilbara and its Future Security NeedsFDI’s Northern Australia Research Programme will proudly host on 11 November 2010 the first of a series of invitation-only research workshops. Two areas for discussion at this workshop will be 'The Challenges of Developing the Pilbara' and 'The Pilbara's Future Security Needs'. This...

29 October 2010: FDI Supports 2nd Annual National Security & Strategy Workshop

5 October 2010 | Media and Events

29 October 2010: FDI Supports 2nd Annual National Security & Strategy Workshop Future Directions International proudly supports the 2nd Annual National Security & Strategy Workshop ‘Afghanistan: The Old-New Geopolitical Blackhole’ Friday, 29 October 2010 09:00am - 3:00pm The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia The opening keynote address will be delivered by Future Directions International Institute...

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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