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Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands
July 10, 2018

Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands

By Grant Wyeth
New Zealand, Hawaii, and Rapa Nui, the outer points of the triangle, joined the group recently.

Trouble in Paradise: A Chinese Occupation in Tahiti
April 20, 2018

Trouble in Paradise: A Chinese Occupation in Tahiti

By Anne-Marie Brady
Questions surround the Chinese consulate’s illegal occupation in French Polynesia.
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
September 07, 2017

French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads

By Sébastien Goulard
The islands need to carefully weigh the benefits of Chinese investment with the potential risks.

The French Election in the Pacific
May 03, 2017

The French Election in the Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
The outcome of the French presidential election has ramifications for Paris' Pacific territories.

A French Pivot to Asia?
May 01, 2017

A French Pivot to Asia?

By Cleo Paskal
Though perhaps overlooked, France has long been an Asian power and intends to remain so in the 21st century.

Sacred Ink: Tattoos of Polynesia
November 25, 2016

Sacred Ink: Tattoos of Polynesia

By Jonathan DeHart
After 150 years of religious suppression, tattoos have returned to their rightful place as cultural symbols of Polynesia.

Wallis: The Real Game of Thrones
May 13, 2016

Wallis: The Real Game of Thrones

By Sally Andrews
In the tiny French South Pacific collectivity, two would-be kings are waging a dramatic battle for the throne.
States-in-Waiting: Introducing Your Future Pacific Neighbors
April 05, 2016

States-in-Waiting: Introducing Your Future Pacific Neighbors

By Sally Andrews
The world's newest states are likely to emerge from the Pacific Islands. Why is no one paying attention?

The Pacific Nuclear Test Cases
March 12, 2016

The Pacific Nuclear Test Cases

By Sally Andrews
A tiny Pacific Island nation takes on the world’s nuclear powers.

French Polynesia Battles for Independence
October 10, 2012

French Polynesia Battles for Independence

If President Oscar Manutahi Temaru gets his way, French Polynesia could one day become an independent nation – but at what cost?

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