COFA Collateral Damage and Its Consequences: A View from Palau
By Patricia O’Brien
Palau President Surangel Whipps says that “there was optimism and hope” when the Palau-U.S. compact agreement was signed. But concerns are mounting as funding stalls in the U.S. Congress.
US Congress’ COFA Delay Jeopardizes a Key Element of the ’Free and Open Indo-Pacific’
By Cleo Paskal
The U.S. government concluded COFA renewal talks with Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands in 2023. Months later, Congress has yet to approve the funding.
China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warns
By Camilla Pohle
If Compact funding remains stuck in limbo, the Freely Associated States will be increasingly vulnerable to China’s influence, David Panuelo warned.