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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.
New Zealand’s Australia-Friendly Response to China-Solomon Islands Security Deal
March 29, 2022

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
December 08, 2021

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
November 29, 2021

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
November 26, 2021

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?
November 26, 2021

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
November 25, 2021

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.
How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute
September 09, 2020

How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute

By Grant Wyeth
The question of recognizing China vs. Taiwan has been weaponized in a long-standing dispute between Malaita and the central Solomon Islands government.

Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled
January 03, 2020

Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled

By Jason Li
A closer look at the significance of a key diplomatic switch.

Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands
October 18, 2019

Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands

By Denghua Zhang
A closer look at the logic put forth by the Solomon Islands’ task force which examined the choice between Taiwan and China.

Taiwan Hosts Top Solomon Islands Official Amid Reports of a Diplomatic Switch to Beijing
September 10, 2019

Taiwan Hosts Top Solomon Islands Official Amid Reports of a Diplomatic Switch to Beijing

By Nick Aspinwall
Solomon islands foreign minister visits Taipei days after a report said a diplomatic switch to Beijing was imminent.
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
May 29, 2019

China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands

By Grant Wyeth
Finding a position respectful of Honiara that also maintains Canberra’s strategic desires will require a deft touch.

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