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How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart
February 10, 2021

How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart

By Cleo Paskal
The decision by Micronesian countries to leave the PIF will have major strategic implications.

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration
February 08, 2021

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration

By Grant Wyeth
Within the PIF, leadership has typically rotated between Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian states. Until now, it seems.
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.

Who Will Lead the Pacific Islands Forum?
August 20, 2020

Who Will Lead the Pacific Islands Forum?

By Nic Maclellan
Amid shifting geopolitical tides, the race is on to choose a new secretary general for the PIF.

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.

Delayed Chuuk Secession Vote a Win for US Policy in Oceania
March 06, 2020

Delayed Chuuk Secession Vote a Win for US Policy in Oceania

By Derek Grossman
Chuuk’s decision to delay a secession vote is a significant victory for America’s diplomatic, economic, and security competition with China in the Pacific Islands.

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.
Following Micronesia's Lead on Climate Change
October 10, 2016

Following Micronesia's Lead on Climate Change

By Peter M. Christian
Previously Micronesia led successful efforts to accelerate the phase out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

America’s Micronesia Problem
February 19, 2016

America’s Micronesia Problem

By Thomas R. Matelski
The end of the Compact of Free Association with the Federated States of Micronesia would have serious repercussions.

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