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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!


David Ignatius on the US election and its impact on US foreign policy

August 23rd, 2016

Episode 387 of 448 episodes

“A Trump presidency could open the way for China’s strategic dominance in Asia and elsewhere”, David Ignatius wrote recently in his Washington Post column. Ignatius, one of America’s most distinguished foreign-policy writers, is coming to Melbourne to discuss the upcoming presidential poll, and what it means for America’s place in Asia and the world. On 22 August the Lowy Institute hosted an address from David at the National Gallery of Victoria on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and America’s direction under a new president. David Ignatius is the Lowy Institute’s 2016 Telstra Distinguished International Fellow. David writes a foreign affairs column for the Washington Post and is one of America’s most respected foreign-policy commentators. David has also written eight spy novels. He joined The Post in 1986 and in 1990 he became foreign editor. He began writing his column in 1998 and continued even during a three-year stint as executive editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. David has received multiple honours for his writing and journalism, including the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, Legion of Honor from the French Republic, the Urbino World Press Award from the Italian Republic, and a lifetime achievement award from the International Committee for Foreign Journalism. Previous Lowy Institute Distinguished International Fellows were Kurt Campbell, Stephen Hadley and Ambassador Shyam Saran. The Lowy Institute would like to thank its sponsor, Telstra.

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