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The Domestic Politics of Sogavare’s China-Solomons Tryst
September 08, 2022

The Domestic Politics of Sogavare’s China-Solomons Tryst

By Patricia O’Brien
The prime minister’s latest moves clarify his ultimate objective: augmenting and retaining power, which also stands to benefit Beijing.

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.

China’s Pacific Push Is Already Remaking the Region
June 14, 2022

China’s Pacific Push Is Already Remaking the Region

By Patricia O’Brien
After a whirlwind of visits and agreements, where does the Pacific region stand?

The Geopolitical Consequences of China’s Solomon Islands Pact
May 18, 2022

The Geopolitical Consequences of China’s Solomon Islands Pact

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What is Beijing up to in the Southern Pacific?

Australia Aware of China Plans for Solomon Islands Wharves
May 09, 2022

Australia Aware of China Plans for Solomon Islands Wharves

By Rod McGuirk
"We're very aware of what the Chinese government's ambitions are in the Pacific,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

What Do China and Solomon Islands Get From Their Security Pact?
May 04, 2022

What Do China and Solomon Islands Get From Their Security Pact?

By Denghua Zhang, Lincy Pendeverana, and Walter Diamana
A look at China’s goals and the domestic politics of the deal in the Solomons.
Country and the Blue Pacific: A Necessary Readjustment of Australian Foreign Policy
May 02, 2022

Country and the Blue Pacific: A Necessary Readjustment of Australian Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
There is opportunity for First Nations peoples to play a far greater role in Australia’s foreign policy.

Australia’s Monroe Doctrine in the Age of the China-Solomon Islands Security Deal
April 30, 2022

Australia’s Monroe Doctrine in the Age of the China-Solomon Islands Security Deal

By Patricia O’Brien
Old anxieties about Australia’s vulnerabilities remain relatively unchanged, but the new geopolitical order is fundamentally different. 

The Geopolitical Aftershocks of the China-Solomon Islands Security Agreement
April 13, 2022

The Geopolitical Aftershocks of the China-Solomon Islands Security Agreement

By Larissa Stünkel and Marc Lanteigne
The deal was likely China's response to AUKUS. Now Australia and the U.S. will consider how to respond, possibly intensifying the security competition in the Pacific.

The China-Solomon Islands Security Deal Changes Everything
April 05, 2022

The China-Solomon Islands Security Deal Changes Everything

By Patricia O’Brien
The security pact is set to ratchet up the strategic tensions both in the Solomon Islands and in the wider Indo-Pacific.
Solomon Islands Says It Will Not Allow China Military Base
April 01, 2022

Solomon Islands Says It Will Not Allow China Military Base

By Nick Perry
A draft security deal raised alarm in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is trying to assuage those concerns.

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