We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for purchase for the 2023 Lowy Lecture and Dinner. This year, the Lowy Lecture will be delivered by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP.
Join us for a conversation about the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, American politics and foreign policy, and the epic struggle for power and influence now being staged in our region by the world’s two superpowers
The exceptional success of Western (chiefly American) intelligence in anticipating that Russia would attack Ukraine in February 2022 was only matched by the no less exceptional failure to adequately assess Russian and Ukrainian military capacity.
For 650 days, Sean Turnell was a prisoner of the military junta that has ruled Myanmar since 2021. Incarcerated in some of Myanmar’s most notorious prisons, isolated, ill-treated, and ultimately convicted in a sham trial of effectively being a spy, the descent from his role as chief economic adviser to Myanmar’s civilian government was a steep one.