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
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
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
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
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
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.
New Zealand’s Australia-Friendly Response to China-Solomon Islands Security Deal
By Geoffrey Miller
The Ardern government’s response seems to be calculated to show unity with Australia on China policy.
Taiwan Must Avoid Pouring Fuel on Solomon Islands Fire
By James Baron
The Solomons is a tinderbox of complex ethnic tensions, corruption, and competing local interests, meaning interference from Beijing or Taipei can have disastrous consequences.
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.
Violent Protests Unsettle Solomon Islands
By Joshua Mcdonald
The protests began on Wednesday, when hundreds of protestors marched on the parliamentary precinct in the capital Honiara.
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
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.