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Pacific Island States Continue Disproportionate Support of Israel at the UN

Pacific Island States Continue Disproportionate Support of Israel at the UN

By Logan Green
As the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly called for a ceasefire in Gaza, why were Pacific Island states overrepresented in opposition, abstention, and absence?

Why the Philippines Needs to Work With the Pacific Island Nations

Why the Philippines Needs to Work With the Pacific Island Nations

By Rej Cortez Torrecampo and Karla S. Cruz
In an increasingly complex geopolitical environment, Manila has good reasons to develop relations with other archipelagic states, including those to its south and east.
Ahead of UN Vote, Vanuatu Says: We Must Fight for Climate Justice

Ahead of UN Vote, Vanuatu Says: We Must Fight for Climate Justice

By Jotham Napat and Patricia Scotland
If we value human rights and the rule of law, then we must fight for climate justice, argue Vanuatu's foreign minister and the Commonwealth's secretary-general.

America’s Pacific Island Summit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

America’s Pacific Island Summit: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Derek Grossman
The landmark meeting encapsulated both the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. strategy in the region.

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.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Pacific Island Nations Consider Deep-sea Mining, Despite Risks

Pacific Island Nations Consider Deep-sea Mining, Despite Risks

By Joshua Mcdonald
Pacific Island nations are contemplating allowing deep-sea mining to bolster their economies, despite unknown environmental impacts.

Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament

Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament

By Nick Perry
Last month, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa was elected Samoa's first ever female prime minister.
Australia, the Lucky Country, Could Be More Generous

Australia, the Lucky Country, Could Be More Generous

By Joshua Mcdonald
The recent Australian budget leaves little breathing room for Pacific Island nations.

US Opens Initiative to Focus on ‘Small and Less Populous Island Economies’

US Opens Initiative to Focus on ‘Small and Less Populous Island Economies’

By Grant Wyeth
In addition to the Pacific Island states, the SALPIE initiative covers island nations in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, which share climate change and COVID-19 concerns.

Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases

Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Island nation is on the brink of disaster, regional health experts warn.

Connecting the Dots: Australia and Digital Infrastructure Development in the Pacific Islands

Connecting the Dots: Australia and Digital Infrastructure Development in the Pacific Islands

By Tom Corben and Euan Moyle
COVID-19 has highlighted the reactive nature of Australia's approach to digital infrastructure development in the region.
Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa

By Joshua Mcdonald
The category five cyclone battered Fiji in mid-December.

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