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Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
November 19, 2018
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
Former coup leader-turned Prime Minister Bainimarama held onto power, winning more time to reshape Fijian politics.
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
October 30, 2018
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
September 27, 2018
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
Per capita since 1970, Fiji has contributed more personnel to UN Peacekeeping missions than any other state.
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
August 01, 2018
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
Thinking of the Pacific Islands as a bloc obscures the complexity of the individual interests of each nation.
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
July 17, 2018
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
The PNG prime minister used his time in Fiji to reiterate that both countries have an essential role in providing regional leadership.
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo
June 02, 2018
Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo
For Pacific Island countries, the ACP grouping is a important forum to find common cause with other small and developing states.
Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
March 30, 2018
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
Tonga joins Papua New Guinea and Fiji as a non-signatory to PACER Plus -- can the agreement survive without them?
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
December 11, 2017
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
With historical and cultural links, India looks to firm up relations with Fiji.
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
Can Fiji Save the World?
November 07, 2017
Can Fiji Save the World?
Fiji wants countries to join its climate canoe at the latest UN climate talks.
Can Fiji Save the World?
Grappling with the Bomb: 60 Years After Britain’s Pacific Hydrogen Bomb Tests
September 30, 2017
Grappling with the Bomb: 60 Years After Britain’s Pacific Hydrogen Bomb Tests
An interview with Nic Maclellan
Grappling with the Bomb: 60 Years After Britain’s Pacific Hydrogen Bomb Tests
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
June 05, 2017
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement is deeply concerning to leaders in the Pacific.
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
March 28, 2017
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A former prime minister urged Fiji to better acknowledge its past, especially the 40 years indentured Indian labor.
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
September 09, 2016
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change.
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
June 08, 2016
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
"Aid dependency, resource dependency, and natural disasters remain huge challenges for the region."
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
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