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New Caledonia Riots: The Azerbaijan Factor

New Caledonia Riots: The Azerbaijan Factor

By Ben Dubow
Supporting separatism in France’s overseas territories has become a top priority as Baku seeks to punish France for its longtime sympathy for Armenia.

What’s Behind the Deadly Riots in New Caledonia?

What’s Behind the Deadly Riots in New Caledonia?

By Adrian Muckle
The violent unrest in New Caledonia is alarming. Sadly, the island territory is no stranger to violence.
Violence Rages in New Caledonia as France Rushes Emergency Reinforcements to Its Pacific Territory

Violence Rages in New Caledonia as France Rushes Emergency Reinforcements to Its Pacific Territory

By Barbara Surk and Alex Turnbull
France imposed a state of emergency for the first time since 1985 as protests against voting reforms morphed into violence.

French Ministers Visit New Caledonia, With Nickel and the Future on the Agenda

French Ministers Visit New Caledonia, With Nickel and the Future on the Agenda

By Dechlan Brennan
Two of France’s most senior ministers visited New Caledonia recently as discussions around the nation's political relationship with France continue.

President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up

President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up

By Céline Pajon
With Macron's visit to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, he has a chance to address France's shaken legitimacy in the Pacific.

New Caledonia’s FLNKS Still Seeking Independence

New Caledonia’s FLNKS Still Seeking Independence

By Dechlan Brennan
FLNKS says it is seeking advice from the International Court of Justice over the 2021 independence referendum, which the pro-independence party boycotted.

French Polynesia’s New Pro-Independence Leadership

French Polynesia’s New Pro-Independence Leadership

By Paco Milhiet
The coming political transition in the island territory will have national and international consequences.
Why France-US Relations Matter for the Pacific

Why France-US Relations Matter for the Pacific

By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
Increased French-U.S. cooperation in the region should be welcome news to Pacific Island states.

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

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

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?

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

New Caledonia Again Ponders Independence From France

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

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