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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?

Aidan Craney: Youth in Fiji and Solomon Islands
May 17, 2022

Aidan Craney: Youth in Fiji and Solomon Islands

By Catherine Putz
The Pacific’s youth will shape the future of their Great Ocean States, understanding them is critical.
Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy
November 30, 2021

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific Islands have not been overlooked by the White House, although the region’s democracies face challenges, too.

Fiji in Crisis as Country Hits Record COVID-19 Cases and Deaths
June 30, 2021

Fiji in Crisis as Country Hits Record COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

By Joshua Mcdonald
As case counts continue to reach new highs, Fiji is betting big on its vaccination program to stem the spread.

Virus Outbreak in Fiji Batters Economy, Tests Health System
June 29, 2021

Virus Outbreak in Fiji Batters Economy, Tests Health System

By Aileen Torres-Bennett and Nick Perry
After weathering the first year of the pandemic without a major outbreak, Fiji is now reporting 250 cases a day.

Fiji: Civil Society Demands Powerful Minister Resign
June 02, 2021

Fiji: Civil Society Demands Powerful Minister Resign

By Joshua Mcdonald
An alliance of civil society organizations in Fiji has demanded the economy minister’s resignation amid a bleak economic outlook. 

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise
May 03, 2021

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Joshua Mcdonald
Health authorities believe the virus found its way back into the community after a soldier providing security at a quarantine facility became infected.
A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands
March 19, 2021

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands

By Andreyka Natalegawa and Camille Bismonte
Vaccine rollout in the Pacific has been anything but uniform.

Trouble at the University of the South Pacific
February 12, 2021

Trouble at the University of the South Pacific

By Joshua Mcdonald
Last week, Fiji deported the university's vice chancellor, leading some to suggest relocating its headquarters to Samoa.

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration
February 08, 2021

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration

By Grant Wyeth
Within the PIF, leadership has typically rotated between Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian states. Until now, it seems.

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa
January 04, 2021

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa

By Joshua Mcdonald
The category five cyclone battered Fiji in mid-December.
Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages
December 29, 2020

Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages

By Associated Press
With a food crisis looming, some in the Pacific are turning back to traditional small scale home farming.

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