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Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest
September 08, 2022

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
September 08, 2022

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
September 01, 2022

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
August 31, 2022

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?
May 04, 2022

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
April 05, 2022

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
November 29, 2021

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
November 26, 2021

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.

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban
November 20, 2020

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban

By Edward Cavanough
The proposal follows a wave of online criticism of the Sogavare government, from its COVID-19 stimulus rollout to its relationship with China.

Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
February 28, 2015

Can the Solomon Islands Reform?

By Sally Andrews
Under a new coalition government, the Pacific state has a chance to adopt much-needed reforms.

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