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Public holiday reading: the Queen’s Birthday

Publishing will be light on Monday for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in Australia (the present occupant on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II, was actually born on 21 April). By coincidence of timing, this holiday follows soon after the decision by the new Labor government to appoint for the

We’re taking a break

The Interpreter team is having a break for the Easter public holidays in Australia. Publishing will be light on Friday and Monday, but we will be back to normal on Tuesday

Public holiday: Australia Day

Monday is a public holiday for Australia Day, and posting will be light on The Interpreter. Normal publishing will resume on Tuesday. This photo from Flickr user denisbin shows the beginnings of the art trail on grain silos in north-western Victoria. Silos throughout the Mallee and

Monday is a public holiday

Monday is a public holiday and publishing will be light. We’ll be back with more insights on the world from tomorrow. For those of you getting a break, enjoy! Getting your galahs in a row (Photo: Diana Padron/Flickr

Public holiday: Australia Day

Friday is a public holiday for Australia Day, and posting will be light on The Interpreter. Normal publishing will resume on Monday. For those of you getting a break, enjoy! See you next week

A note to Email Digest subscribers

There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip. And so it is for IT upgrades, when despite things working fine in testing, they don't work so well in practice. On Tuesday I mentioned that Interpreter Email Digest subscribers were getting a new service with an upgraded format, but unfortunately we

New format for The Interpreter's email digest

About 3000 Interpreter readers receive either a daily or weekly email from us with links to our latest posts. Until yesterday we used Feedblitz for this service, but from today we are doing it ourselves via the Lowy Institute's recently revamped database. The only difference subscribers will

A bigger, more Asia-focused Interpreter

Over the last few months, you might have noticed that The Interpreter has gotten busier. The Lowy Institute made a decision late last year to invest in a bigger, more ambitious Interpreter, and since early this year we have increased the number of items we post each day. More specifically, we

Interrupted Email Digest service

Just a quick note to apologise to our Email Digest subscribers about the recent interruptions to your service. Thanks to those of you who have let me know that you are not getting your  email from Feedblitz as regularly as you should. The Interpreter has recently been subjected to some bot attacks

Interpreter comment threads now open

Minutes ago I published what I expect will be our last Reader Riposte on The Interpreter. From now on, readers wishing to comment on Interpreter posts can do so via the comments section at the bottom of each post. I'll still occasionally feature the best comments in 'From the Comments' posts, but I

The Lowy Institute's own books of the year

So far, we've offered you twelve books of the year in four installments. To close this feature, a reminder that the Lowy Institute itself has had quite a remarkable publishing year, with four new books hitting the shelves. So, if you're looking for a last minute gift idea... Rendezvous with Destiny

Lowy Institute's books of the year, part 3

In the lead-up to Christmas, we offer Lowy research staff selections for the best book they've read this year. Part 1 is here; part 2 is here. The Hungry Ghosts, by Shyam Selvadurai. Selected by Danielle Rajendram, Research Associate, International Security Program. Shyam Selvadurai's fourth

Reader riposte: More on Reagan and Gorbachev

Simon Gladman responds to Sam Roggeveen's post: Regarding the Reagan-Gorbachev image... The failure was not in forgetting to move Gorbachev's flag pin and watch, but instead in the decision by the Lowy Interpreter to even doctor the iconic image in the first place. Surely, it's not appropriate

Long weekend for The Interpreter

  Tomorrow is Australia Day, which means we all get Monday off for that little extra sleep and relaxation. Enjoy the long weekend, if you're getting one, and see you Tuesday for the resumption of blogging. Photo by Flickr user iansand

Welcome to 2013

Welcome to 2013 and welcome back to The Interpreter for another year of international policy blogging, which is supposed to start today. I say 'supposed' because your editor forgot his age last weekend and hurt his back while trying to move a fridge. Please be patient for the next few days