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Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures
June 21, 2022

Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures

By Aprila Wayar and Johnny Blades
A plan to create three new provinces in the Papua region highlights how Jakarta's development approach has failed to resolve a long-running conflict.

New Caledonia Referendum: ‘No’ to Independence Amid Low Turnout
December 13, 2021

New Caledonia Referendum: ‘No’ to Independence Amid Low Turnout

By Joshua Mcdonald
Pro-independence groups boycotted the vote, COVID-19 further limited participation in the third referendum on the question of independence from France.
Is Corruption a Serious Problem in the Pacific?
November 23, 2021

Is Corruption a Serious Problem in the Pacific?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A recent report illustrates that the people of the Pacific believe corruption is a massive problem for both them and their governments.

New Caledonia Again Ponders Independence From France
September 30, 2020

New Caledonia Again Ponders Independence From France

By Joshua Mcdonald
A second independence referendum, of a possible three, is scheduled for October 4.

New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
November 09, 2018

New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate

By Sebastien Goulard
On November 4, New Caledonia said “yes” to France, but the island needs to take a long-term view of its regional engagement.

New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
November 06, 2018

New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now

By Grant Wyeth
An interview with Alexandre Dayant on New Caledonia's independence referendum and the future of France in the Pacific.

New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics
November 29, 2017

New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics

By Catherine Putz
A discussion with Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur.
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
September 07, 2017

French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads

By Sébastien Goulard
The islands need to carefully weigh the benefits of Chinese investment with the potential risks.

The French Election in the Pacific
May 03, 2017

The French Election in the Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
The outcome of the French presidential election has ramifications for Paris' Pacific territories.

A French Pivot to Asia?
May 01, 2017

A French Pivot to Asia?

By Cleo Paskal
Though perhaps overlooked, France has long been an Asian power and intends to remain so in the 21st century.

States-in-Waiting: Introducing Your Future Pacific Neighbors
April 05, 2016

States-in-Waiting: Introducing Your Future Pacific Neighbors

By Sally Andrews
The world's newest states are likely to emerge from the Pacific Islands. Why is no one paying attention?
Politics of Polarization in New Caledonia
July 24, 2015

Politics of Polarization in New Caledonia

By Sally Andrews
A fragile political situation could be derailed over a new law.

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