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.
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.
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.
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.
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.