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Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies
August 21, 2019

Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Islands Forum ended with island leaders frustrated – and furious – over Australia's intransigence on coal.

The Pacific Islands Forum at 50
August 19, 2019

The Pacific Islands Forum at 50

By Balaji Chandramohan
The evolving geopolitics in the South Pacific were on full display at the 50th PIF.
What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
August 13, 2018

What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?

By Grant Wyeth
Jakarta is courting Pacific Island states, hoping to change regional positions on the West Papua issue.

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 Pacific Islands Play the Field
December 27, 2016

The Pacific Islands Play the Field

By Jenny Hayward-Jones
New realities are shaping Pacific Island states’ relationships with China, Russia, Australia, and the United States.

Australia’s New Pacific Minister
October 03, 2015

Australia’s New Pacific Minister

By Helen Clark
A new ministerial post is designed to a send a message to the Pacific region.

Pacific Islands Forum: Climate of Consensus Before Paris?
September 09, 2015

Pacific Islands Forum: Climate of Consensus Before Paris?

By Helen Clark
The two largest members are being targeted by Pacific Island states worried about climate change.
French Polynesia Battles for Independence
October 10, 2012

French Polynesia Battles for Independence

If President Oscar Manutahi Temaru gets his way, French Polynesia could one day become an independent nation – but at what cost?

Russia's "Checkbook Diplomacy" in the South Pacific
September 17, 2012

Russia's "Checkbook Diplomacy" in the South Pacific

Moscow is turning to financially vulnerable South Pacific nations to promote its foreign policy agenda thousands of miles away.

Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity
November 05, 2010

Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity

The Pacific islands are becoming a key factor for nations with strategic interests in Asia. Australia needs to step up its game.

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