Pacific Island Countries’ Seesawing Security Diplomacy
By Corey Lee Bell
Security cooperation with China and Australia is far from a zero-sum game.
During Australia Visit, Fijian Prime Minister Calls for ‘Ocean of Peace’
By Dechlan Brennan
Rabuka said Fiji was “more comfortable” dealing with nations like Australia, taking a measured tone and notably shifting Fiji further away from entanglement with China.
Has China Overplayed Its Hand in the Pacific?
By Grant Wyeth
Fiji announced a reconsideration of its 2011 security agreement with China just before signing a new defense agreement with New Zealand. It was subtle but clear signal to Beijing.
Fiji Reconsiders Security Ties With China Amid Pacific Tensions
By Nick Perry
Fiji’s government is finalizing a defense agreement with New Zealand, even while it considers scrapping a 2011 police cooperation agreement with China.