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Manasseh Sogavare

Geopolitics in the 2023 Pacific Games 

Geopolitics in the 2023 Pacific Games 

By Prisie L. Patnayak
The 2023 Games, hosted by Solomon Islands, underscore China’s growing role in the Pacific Island countries.

Solomon Islands PM Visits China, 1 Year After Controversial Security Pact

Solomon Islands PM Visits China, 1 Year After Controversial Security Pact

By Shannon Tiezzi and Associated Press
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is on his second trip to China – and his first since upending Pacific geopolitics with a China-Solomons security agreement.
Former Malaita Premier (and Noted China Critic) Gets Bipartisan Support for US Visa

Former Malaita Premier (and Noted China Critic) Gets Bipartisan Support for US Visa

By Cleo Paskal
Daniel Suidani became a symbol of resistance to China’s influence in Solomon Islands – until he was ousted from his post.

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani Ousted in Solomon Islands

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani Ousted in Solomon Islands

By Dechlan Brennan
The opposition politician has been removed by a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Solomon Islands, resulting in protests and further accusations of Chinese interference.

Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest

Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest

By Nick Perry
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the delay was necessary because the state is hosting the Pacific Games next year. Others see it as a power grab.

The Domestic Politics of Sogavare’s China-Solomons Tryst

The Domestic Politics of Sogavare’s China-Solomons Tryst

By Patricia O’Brien
The prime minister’s latest moves clarify his ultimate objective: augmenting and retaining power, which also stands to benefit Beijing.

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West

By Grant Wyeth
In playing China off against Australia and other allies Sogavare is engaged in a fairly rational game of maximizing the number of resources Solomon Islands can secure.
Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review

Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review

By Rod McGuirk
The official announcement came after the U.S. reported a coast guard vessel was denied docking permission.

What Do China and Solomon Islands Get From Their Security Pact?

What Do China and Solomon Islands Get From Their Security Pact?

By Denghua Zhang, Lincy Pendeverana, and Walter Diamana
A look at China’s goals and the domestic politics of the deal in the Solomons.

The China-Solomon Islands Security Deal Changes Everything

The China-Solomon Islands Security Deal Changes Everything

By Patricia O’Brien
The security pact is set to ratchet up the strategic tensions both in the Solomon Islands and in the wider Indo-Pacific.

Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest

Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest

By Cleo Paskal
The problem was sparked by perceived CCP interference. It can’t be solved by Australia taking a similarly heavy hand.
Violent Protests Unsettle Solomon Islands

Violent Protests Unsettle Solomon Islands

By Joshua Mcdonald
The protests began on Wednesday, when hundreds of protestors marched on the parliamentary precinct in the capital Honiara.

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