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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
The Bear Returns to the South Pacific: Russia Sends Arms to Fiji
April 09, 2016
The Bear Returns to the South Pacific: Russia Sends Arms to Fiji
Could Russian arms shipments to Fiji mark incipient great power competition in the region?
The Bear Returns to the South Pacific: Russia Sends Arms to Fiji
After Cyclone Winston, Focus on Fiji’s Regional Relationships
April 06, 2016
After Cyclone Winston, Focus on Fiji’s Regional Relationships
The disaster might pose an opportunity for Australia and New Zealand to bring Fiji in out of the diplomatic cold.
After Cyclone Winston, Focus on Fiji’s Regional Relationships
HMAS <em>Canberra</em> to the Rescue in Fiji
February 29, 2016
HMAS Canberra to the Rescue in Fiji
HMAS Canberra highlights Australia's ability to contribute to humanitarian assistance/disaster relief in the Pacific.
HMAS Canberra to the Rescue in Fiji
Cyclone Winston Wreaks Havoc on Fiji
February 25, 2016
Cyclone Winston Wreaks Havoc on Fiji
It was one of the South Pacific's fiercest storms on record.
Cyclone Winston Wreaks Havoc on Fiji
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
March 06, 2015
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau conducts mass surveillance of several Pacific states.
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
China Expands Defense Budget to $132 Billion
March 06, 2014
China Expands Defense Budget to $132 Billion
Also, the J-20 has some changes, Russia tests an ICBM, and check out the Flashpoints podcast.
China Expands Defense Budget to $132 Billion
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
September 04, 2012
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
With the world’s great powers calling, factionalism is increasingly present among island nations of the Pacific. It could be trouble.
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
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