President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up
By Céline Pajon
With Macron's visit to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, he has a chance to address France's shaken legitimacy in the Pacific.
New Zealand and France: A Shared Ambition for the Indo-Pacific
By Marc Abensour
France “intends to pursue a cooperative and inclusive approach that respects the sovereignty of all, without following a logic of blocs.”
Why France-US Relations Matter for the Pacific
By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
Increased French-U.S. cooperation in the region should be welcome news to Pacific Island states.
France and AUKUS: A Necessary Reconciliation
By Jérémy Bachelier and Céline Pajon
One year on, the announcement of the Australia-U.K.-U.S alliance has not been accompanied by any major changes to France’s Indo-Pacific defense strategy.
New Caledonia Referendum: ‘No’ to Independence Amid Low Turnout
By Joshua Mcdonald
Pro-independence groups boycotted the vote, COVID-19 further limited participation in the third referendum on the question of independence from France.
How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart
By Cleo Paskal
The decision by Micronesian countries to leave the PIF will have major strategic implications.
France’s Innovative Maritime Security Engagement in the Indo-Pacific
By Nicolas Regaud
With a wide range of activities and capabilities, France is making contributions to maritime security throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
Are China-France Relations in Trouble?
By Eleanor Albert
Even as the two celebrate cultural ties, political and economic tensions remain in the foreground.
Europe: A New Player in the Indo-Pacific
By Eva Pejsova
Can traditional regional powers find a place for a new, “odd” friend?
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
By Sebastien Goulard
On November 4, New Caledonia said “yes” to France, but the island needs to take a long-term view of its regional engagement.
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
By Grant Wyeth
An interview with Alexandre Dayant on New Caledonia's independence referendum and the future of France in the Pacific.
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
By Grant Wyeth
Forging closer security ties with France seems to be Australia's best regional hedge against U.S. political instability.