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Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases
March 17, 2021

Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Island nation is on the brink of disaster, regional health experts warn.

Why China’s ‘Island City’ in Papua New Guinea is a Mirage
February 09, 2021

Why China’s ‘Island City’ in Papua New Guinea is a Mirage

By Sebastian Strangio
Australian security analysts can console themselves that the Hong Kong-based firm's plans will never eventuate.
Should Australia Buy Papua New Guinea’s Largest Telecom Firm?
January 12, 2021

Should Australia Buy Papua New Guinea’s Largest Telecom Firm?

By Robert Potter and John Young
Yes, the potential sale of Digicel to China is concerning. But Australia should think twice before swooping in on the troubled company.

China-Funded PNG Fishery Project Brings New Challenges for Australia
December 12, 2020

China-Funded PNG Fishery Project Brings New Challenges for Australia

By Philip Citowicki
With the latest MoU, Papua New Guinea continues to be at the center of a tug-of-war between China and Australia.

As Australia Burns, Papua New Guinea and Other Pacific States Extend Offers of Assistance
January 06, 2020

As Australia Burns, Papua New Guinea and Other Pacific States Extend Offers of Assistance

By Grant Wyeth
The global community has offered great assistance to Australia, but it’s extended hands from the Pacific which Canberra should cherish most.

Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
November 08, 2018

Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea

By Patrick Kaiku
A joint base with Australia may tip PNG away from its critical non-aligned balance in the Pacific.

Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
September 25, 2018

Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal

By Grant Wyeth
What would a permanent Australian naval presence at Lombrum on Manus Island mean for the Pacific?
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
September 28, 2017

Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?

By Grant Wyeth
The referendum is scheduled for June 2019, but the PNG premier says the criteria to do so have not been met yet.

Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
February 16, 2017

Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?

By Grant Wyeth
PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns.

Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: Corruption Down Under
February 02, 2017

Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: Corruption Down Under

By Casey Michel
Australia may like to think it doesn’t have a problem, but that’s easy to say if you don’t look too hard.

Port Moresby Shooting Highlights PNG Aid Needs
June 12, 2016

Port Moresby Shooting Highlights PNG Aid Needs

An incident in which police fired into a crowd of college students highlights the dire need for improved aid programs.
Interview: Charles Lepani
June 10, 2016

Interview: Charles Lepani

By Ben Weir
"We have become independent, we run our own country. You can’t keep blaming Australia or Australians."

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