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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.
Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review
August 31, 2022

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
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.

The Guadalcanal Campaign: Then and Now
August 01, 2022

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?
July 01, 2022

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
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?
China Wants 10 Pacific Nations to Sign a Major Cooperation Agreement
May 26, 2022

China Wants 10 Pacific Nations to Sign a Major Cooperation Agreement

By Nick Perry
Micronesia’s president called the draft sent out by Beijing “the single most game-changing proposed agreement in the Pacific in any of our lifetimes.”

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?

Chinese Ambassador Says China’s Rise Is No Threat to Australia
May 13, 2022

Chinese Ambassador Says China’s Rise Is No Threat to Australia

By Rod McGuirk
Beijing’s ambassador to Australia wrote a newspaper op-ed to try and assuage concerns over China’s new security pact with Solomon Islands – although he didn’t specifically mention the deal.

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.
Australia’s Indo-Pacific Engagement: Fear, Honor, and Interests
May 05, 2022

Australia’s Indo-Pacific Engagement: Fear, Honor, and Interests

By John Blaxland
Cooperation, competition, and contestation are at the heart of Australia’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific.

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