Was China Behind Kiribati’s Withdrawal From the Pacific Islands Forum?
By Martin Kwan
The withdrawal makes no strategic sense for China, but Kiribati had its own reasons to exit the PIF.
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.
Exit Kiribati? The Pacific Islands Forum Faces Further Strife
By Larissa Stünkel and Marc Lanteigne
Despite a deal between the PIF and other Micronesian states, Kiribati declared it still intends to withdraw from the premier regional forum.