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Jeremiah Manele Becomes Solomon Islands Prime Minister

Jeremiah Manele Becomes Solomon Islands Prime Minister

By Patricia O’Brien
Whatever window of opportunity the election presented for a change of course on the geopolitical front has closed. But Manele has an opportunity still to deflate regional tensions.

Sogavare Stands Down as Dust Settles From Solomon Islands Election

Sogavare Stands Down as Dust Settles From Solomon Islands Election

By Patricia O’Brien
The four-time prime minister says he won’t contest for the top office, with the election results repudiating in part the geopolitical direction he’s led the Solomon islands.
Solomon Islands and the China Switch: Big Politics in Small Places

Solomon Islands and the China Switch: Big Politics in Small Places

By Catherine Putz
An interview with journalist Edward Acton Cavanough on the domestic dynamics driving Solomon Islands to geopolitical prominence.

Solomon Islands Goes to the Polls 

Solomon Islands Goes to the Polls 

By Sribala Subramanian
The nation’s pro-China foreign policy is on the ballot.

China’s Influence Weighs Heavily on Solomon Islands Election

China’s Influence Weighs Heavily on Solomon Islands Election

By Priestley Habru
Chinese cash is reaping political rewards ahead of the Solomon Islands election as the West fails to walk the talk in its Pacific step-up.

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Pacific Island Countries’ Seesawing Security Diplomacy 

Pacific Island Countries’ Seesawing Security Diplomacy 

By Corey Lee Bell
Security cooperation with China and Australia is far from a zero-sum game.

Can China Deliver What Solomon Islands Wants?

Can China Deliver What Solomon Islands Wants?

By Dechlan Brennan
As Honiara denies its new security pact with China poses a threat to the Pacific, it would behoove the West to consider what it is the Solomons want and need from their partners.
Solomon Islands PM Visits China, 1 Year After Controversial Security Pact

Solomon Islands PM Visits China, 1 Year After Controversial Security Pact

By Shannon Tiezzi and Associated Press
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is on his second trip to China – and his first since upending Pacific geopolitics with a China-Solomons security agreement.

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani Ousted in Solomon Islands

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani Ousted in Solomon Islands

By Dechlan Brennan
The opposition politician has been removed by a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Solomon Islands, resulting in protests and further accusations of Chinese interference.

Australia Inks New Security Deal With Vanuatu

Australia Inks New Security Deal With Vanuatu

By Associated Press
The new pact comes amid a ramped up competition with China in the Pacific, following Beijing's own security deal with Solomon Islands.

The Domestic Politics of Sogavare’s China-Solomons Tryst

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

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.

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