January 07, 2020
Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan
By Shannon Tiezzi
Kiribati, the latest of Taiwan's former allies to switch to China, holds special significance for Beijing.
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.
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.
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.
September 30, 2017
Grappling with the Bomb: 60 Years After Britain’s Pacific Hydrogen Bomb Tests
By Catherine Putz
An interview with Nic Maclellan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.