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China-Solomon Islands security treaty

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.
Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review

Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review

By Rod McGuirk
The official announcement came after the U.S. reported a coast guard vessel was denied docking permission.

Chinese Company Eyes Solomon Islands Deep-water Port

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.

The Guadalcanal Campaign: Then and Now

The Guadalcanal Campaign: Then and Now

By Robert Farley
Eighty years after the Guadalcanal Campaign, Solomon Islands has once again drawn U.S. strategic interest.

Is Anyone Listening to the Pacific Islands?

Is Anyone Listening to the Pacific Islands?

By Cleo Paskal
What do people of the Pacific Islands think about China’s plans for the region and the U.S. response?
China’s Pacific Push Is Already Remaking the Region

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?

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