July 16, 2022
China, Climate Dominate Pacific Islands Forum Meeting
By Patricia O’Brien
The U.S. and Australia cannot meaningfully counter China’s rising influence without addressing the Pacific Islands’ top concern.
May 07, 2021
How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands
By Alexander B. Gray
As the Biden administration confronts China’s growing assertiveness, the challenges confronting the smallest Pacific Islands should be front of mind.
August 19, 2019
The Pacific Islands Forum at 50
By Balaji Chandramohan
The evolving geopolitics in the South Pacific were on full display at the 50th PIF.
March 09, 2018
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
By Grant Wyeth
Ostensibly to survey cyclone damage, the prime minister’s trip also underscores Wellington’s refocusing on its Pacific Island relationships.
June 26, 2017
A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
By David Morris
Can Yap Island both protect its unique heritage and capitalize on Chinese investment?