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In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West
September 01, 2022

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West

By Grant Wyeth
In playing China off against Australia and other allies Sogavare is engaged in a fairly rational game of maximizing the number of resources Solomon Islands can secure.

Chinese Company Eyes Solomon Islands Deep-water Port
August 01, 2022

Chinese Company Eyes Solomon Islands Deep-water Port

By Rod McGuirk
A Chinese delegation visited the plantation that covers most of Kolombangar Island in 2019, asking questions about the length of the wharf and depth of the water.
Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest
November 29, 2021

Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest

By Cleo Paskal
The problem was sparked by perceived CCP interference. It can’t be solved by Australia taking a similarly heavy hand.

Is China to Blame for Solomon Islands Unrest?
November 26, 2021

Is China to Blame for Solomon Islands Unrest?

By Rod McGuirk
Resentment against Chinese business people is longstanding and has fueled violence in Honiara’s Chinatown.

Australia Sending Troops to Solomon Islands as Unrest Grows
November 25, 2021

Australia Sending Troops to Solomon Islands as Unrest Grows

By David Rising and Rod McGuirk
Sogavare’s decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China is among the reasons for the current unrest in Solomon Islands.

A Smooth Solomon Islands Election
April 05, 2019

A Smooth Solomon Islands Election

By Grant Wyeth
Although counting continues, it seems that the first post-RAMSI election has been a success.

RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
June 30, 2017

RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?

By Grant Wyeth
The mission was devised not simply as a peacekeeping operation, but as a program to rebuild the state.
Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
February 28, 2015

Can the Solomon Islands Reform?

By Sally Andrews
Under a new coalition government, the Pacific state has a chance to adopt much-needed reforms.

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