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Riots, Tribal Clash, Fuel Shortage: Papua New Guinea’s Many Crises

Riots, Tribal Clash, Fuel Shortage: Papua New Guinea’s Many Crises

Douveri Henao, CEO and founder of Legacy Group, discusses the situation in PNG and how the country can overcome.

Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display

Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display

By Patricia O’Brien
For Australia, it is critical to keep good ties with PNG amid China's growing influence.
Is Christianity Marape’s Political Saving Grace in Papua New Guinea?

Is Christianity Marape’s Political Saving Grace in Papua New Guinea?

By Patricia O’Brien and Douveri Henao
PNG, recently rocked by riots, is likely to declare itself a “Christian nation” in early 2024.

The State of Emergency in Papua New Guinea: Balancing Order and Rights

The State of Emergency in Papua New Guinea: Balancing Order and Rights

By Phil Glover and Warren Doudle
The state of emergency in Papua New Guinea, declared following unprecedented riots, underscores the complex challenge of balancing public order with civil liberties.

For the Melanesian Spearhead Group, West Papua Presents a Challenge

For the Melanesian Spearhead Group, West Papua Presents a Challenge

By Grant Wyeth
West Papua’s independence movement again failed to obtain MSG membership, highlighting members’ competing strategic interests. 

President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up

President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up

By Céline Pajon
With Macron's visit to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, he has a chance to address France's shaken legitimacy in the Pacific.

End Days for Australia’s Nauru Detention Center?

End Days for Australia’s Nauru Detention Center?

By Dechlan Brennan
The offshore processing facility’s last asylum seekers are expected to be removed by the end of this month.
This Week in Asia: May 26, 2023

This Week in Asia: May 26, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.

India’s Modi Makes the Most of the Moment in Papua New Guinea

India’s Modi Makes the Most of the Moment in Papua New Guinea

By Mark S. Cogan
In the absence of U.S. President Joe Biden, the Indian leader used his trip to Port Moresby to position his country as a leader of the Global South.

How Successful Was Chris Hipkins’ Trip to Papua New Guinea?

How Successful Was Chris Hipkins’ Trip to Papua New Guinea?

By Geoffrey Miller
The New Zealand prime minister's trip included meetings not only with Papua New Guinea PM Marape, but with India's PM Modi and the U.S. secretary of state.

Despite Biden’s Absence, US Makes Inroads With Pacific Islands

Despite Biden’s Absence, US Makes Inroads With Pacific Islands

By Nick Perry and Shannon Tiezzi
President Biden had to cancel his trip to the Pacific Island country, so Secretary of State Blinken oversaw the signing of new deals with Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, and Palau.
Hopes for Historic Pacific Visit Dashed After Biden Cancels Trip to Papua New Guinea

Hopes for Historic Pacific Visit Dashed After Biden Cancels Trip to Papua New Guinea

By Nick Perry
Biden was set to be the first sitting U.S. president to visit any Pacific Island nation. Not anymore.

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