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Pacific States Gather Behind Nuke Ban Treaty
November 09, 2020

Pacific States Gather Behind Nuke Ban Treaty

By Joshua Mcdonald
Many nations across the Pacific, directly impacted by nuclear testing, have backed the ban -- but not all.

How the US Military Wound up ‘Poisoning the Pacific’
November 04, 2020

How the US Military Wound up ‘Poisoning the Pacific’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Author Jon Mitchell discusses the environmental contamination that has accompanied the U.S. military presence in Japan, Guam, the Marshall Islands, and elsewhere.
PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific
October 14, 2020

PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific

By Derek Grossman
A looming north-south split in the Pacific Islands Forum poses both challenges and opportunities to the rival superpowers.

Why the Compacts of Free Association Matter to Washington
June 09, 2020

Why the Compacts of Free Association Matter to Washington

By Grant Wyeth
With its eyes on China, the United States seeks to reaffirm its presence in the western Pacific.

The United States Needs a COFA Strategy
May 11, 2019

The United States Needs a COFA Strategy

By Michael Walsh
Over the next few years, the United States is expected to start renegotiating the terms of its Compacts of Free Association.

Taiwan and the Pacific: One Big, Happy Austronesian Family
January 09, 2019

Taiwan and the Pacific: One Big, Happy Austronesian Family

By Grant Wyeth
In focusing efforts to promote its indigenous peoples and culture, Taiwan is making a political gambit in the Pacific as well.

America's Overlooked Pacific Island Partners
December 19, 2017

America's Overlooked Pacific Island Partners

By Scott Leis
The U.S. is finally taking a more overt interest in the strategic importance of the Freely Associated States.
A Plea for Sense on International Day Against Nuclear Tests
August 29, 2017

A Plea for Sense on International Day Against Nuclear Tests

By Bunny McDiarmid
Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016

What to Make of China in the South Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.

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.

Why Are the Marshall Islands Taking India and Pakistan to Court Over Nuclear Weapons?
March 08, 2016

Why Are the Marshall Islands Taking India and Pakistan to Court Over Nuclear Weapons?

By Ankit Panda
The tiny Pacific island state is trying to hold nuclear weapons states accountable to their disarmament commitments.
Drought in the Marshall Islands
February 16, 2016

Drought in the Marshall Islands

By Sally Andrews
The Pacific Island nation has declared a state of national emergency.

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