June 09, 2020
Why the Compacts of Free Association Matter to Washington
By Grant Wyeth
With its eyes on China, the United States seeks to reaffirm its presence in the western Pacific.
March 06, 2020
Delayed Chuuk Secession Vote a Win for US Policy in Oceania
By Derek Grossman
Chuuk’s decision to delay a secession vote is a significant victory for America’s diplomatic, economic, and security competition with China in the Pacific Islands.
February 14, 2020
Chuuk State’s Delayed Independence Vote Approaches
By Adam Kiedrowski
Chuuk, the most populous part of the Federated States of Micronesia, is set to vote on whether to seek independence in March 2020.
October 24, 2019
Saving Our Oceans: A Plea for Action
By David W. Panuelo
“One island, one atoll, one country at a time – that’s how we meet this challenge.”
December 19, 2017
America's Overlooked Pacific Island Partners
By Scott Leis
The U.S. is finally taking a more overt interest in the strategic importance of the Freely Associated States.
June 26, 2017
A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
By David Morris
Can Yap Island both protect its unique heritage and capitalize on Chinese investment?
September 09, 2016
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
By Grant Wyeth
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change.
February 19, 2016
America’s Micronesia Problem
By Thomas R. Matelski
The end of the Compact of Free Association with the Federated States of Micronesia would have serious repercussions.