Monday 25 Mar 2019 | 22:50 | SYDNEY
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  • 25 Mar 2019 15:00

    The Mueller illusion

    What the long investigation has really exposed is more of the same old politics at play.

  • 25 Mar 2019 13:30

    Film Review: The Wandering Earth

    The film makes us think about the way in which civilisational differences can lead to new forms of artistic expression.

  • 25 Mar 2019 10:00

    Reset required for DFAT-AusAID integration

    The promised magic to align aid with interests hasn’t actually materialised as power has shifted from the old aid club.

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Nonresident Fellow
Lowy Institute
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Areas of ExpertiseChina; Chinese foreign and domestic policy; Chinese development policy
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Dr Merriden Varrall is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. She is Director of Geopolitics and Tax at KPMG. From 2014- 2018, Merriden was the Director of the Lowy Institute’s East Asia Program. Before joining the Institute, Merriden was the Assistant Country Director and Senior Policy Advisor at United Nations Development Programme, China, where she worked on China’s role in the world, focusing on its international development cooperation policy. Prior to that she worked for the Australian Government Treasury and the Department of Family and Community Services. Merriden spent almost eight years living and working in China, including lecturing in foreign policy at the China Foreign Affairs University and conducting fieldwork for her doctoral research. Merriden has a PhD examining Chinese foreign policy from Macquarie University, Sydney, and the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She has a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Australian National University, and completed her undergraduate studies in international studies at the University of Technology Sydney.