1. The Lowy Institute for International Policy, in partnership with leading U.S. think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), presents a new video discussion series entitled "Views Across the Pacific". These real-time conversations feature experts from both organisations discussing topical foreign policy issues, providing a fresh global perspective that highlights unique geographic viewpoints from Washington D.C. and Sydney, Australia.

    The fourth video in the series features the Lowy Institute’s Indonesia specialist, Dave McRae, and CSIS’ Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Ernie Bower, talking about current developments in Myanmar (Burma). They discuss US and Australian approaches to the political reform process (1:15, 2:25), noting the coordinated removal of economic sanctions by the international community. Human rights get a mention (3:15), as well as the reestablishment of military ties between some Western and regional states and Myanmar (4:33). Finally, Dave and Ernie analyse the role of aid in supporting the reform process (6:30).

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  2. The Lowy Institute for International Policy, in partnership with leading U.S. think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), presents a new video discussion series entitled "Views Across the Pacific". These real-time conversations, feature Fellows from both organisations discussing topical foreign policy issues, providing a fresh global perspective that highlights the unique geographic viewpoints of the experts in Washington D.C. and Sydney.
    The second of this series is a discussion between Lowy Institute East Asia Program Director Linda Jakobson and the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, Christopher K. Johnson, with a focus on the latest developments from China. They discuss how China's new leader Xi Jinping has settled into the first six months of his presidency (0:27) and the power that he holds within the new administration (2:35). Ms Jakobson and Mr Johnson also give their thoughts on China's foreign policy direction (3:16) and the status of China's relationship with the United States (3:50).
    http://lowyinstitute.org/people/linda-jakobson
    http://csis.org/expert/christopher-k-johnson

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  3. The Lowy Institute for International Policy, in partnership with leading U.S. think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), presents a new video discussion series entitled "Views Across the Pacific". These real-time conversations, feature Fellows from both organisations discussing topical foreign policy issues, providing a fresh global perspective that highlights the unique geographic viewpoints of the experts in Washington D.C. and Sydney.

    The first of this series is a discussion between Lowy Institute International Security Director Rory Medcalf and Chair for Korean Studies at CSIS, Dr Victor Cha. They discuss the current state of play with North Korea (0.46) following high tensions earlier this year. The look at the limits of sanctions (0:34), the challenges of deterrence (2:36), the role of the U.S (6:16), Australia (3:35), as well as China's role (7:57) amid Pyongyang’s determination to retain its nuclear weapons.

    http://csis.org/expert/victor-cha
    http://www.lowyinstitute.org/people/rory-medcalf

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