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Taiwan Loses 2 Diplomatic Allies, Wins US Support Ahead of Crucial Presidential Election
September 26, 2019

Taiwan Loses 2 Diplomatic Allies, Wins US Support Ahead of Crucial Presidential Election

By Nick Aspinwall
The diplomatic defections of Kiribati and the Solomon Islands were followed by a strong statement of U.S. support for Taiwan.

US Blustering at Taiwan’s Departing Allies Won’t Work
September 25, 2019

US Blustering at Taiwan’s Departing Allies Won’t Work

By Jonathan Stutte
If the United States wants to defend Taiwan, it might consider avenues that refrain from signaling disregard for a delicate security architecture in the Pacific.
UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category
March 23, 2018

UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category

By Grant Wyeth
The UN recommended recently that Solomon Islands and Kiribati be removed from the least developed country (LDC) list.

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

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Nic Maclellan

Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
September 14, 2017

Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program

By Grant Wyeth
The new Pacific Labor Scheme will allow 2,000 people from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu to work in parts of Australia for up to three years.

Pacific Islands Forum: Climate of Consensus Before Paris?
September 09, 2015

Pacific Islands Forum: Climate of Consensus Before Paris?

By Helen Clark
The two largest members are being targeted by Pacific Island states worried about climate change.

Kiribati and the Future of Coal
August 21, 2015

Kiribati and the Future of Coal

By Kumi Naidoo
This Pacific Island nation’s stand on coal has the power to shift climate politics.
Climate Change and the Pacific
June 30, 2015

Climate Change and the Pacific

By Elizabeth Ferris
It is likely that countries in the region will become uninhabitable long before they are submerged.

New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
March 06, 2015

New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed

By Ankit Panda
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau conducts mass surveillance of several Pacific states.

Australia Launches New Pacific Patrol Boat Program
July 01, 2014

Australia Launches New Pacific Patrol Boat Program

By Shahryar Pasandideh
Providing patrol boats to its island neighbors gives Australia influence and stability in its emerging periphery.

New Zealand Courts and the Climate Refugee Dilemma
May 26, 2014

New Zealand Courts and the Climate Refugee Dilemma

By Jarni Blakkarly
A Kiribati man faces deportation after a New Zealand refuses to accept a ‘climate refugee’ claim.

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