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Pacific Island Nations Consider Deep-sea Mining, Despite Risks
June 18, 2021

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
May 24, 2021

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
May 20, 2021

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’
March 30, 2021

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
March 17, 2021

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
February 06, 2021

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
January 04, 2021

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa

By Joshua Mcdonald
The category five cyclone battered Fiji in mid-December.
Pacific Island Nations Wary of Chinese Fishing Fleets
December 18, 2020

Pacific Island Nations Wary of Chinese Fishing Fleets

By Joshua Mcdonald
Pacific Island leaders have become increasingly concerned about the threat posed by global fishing fleets, namely China’s.

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism
October 06, 2020

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

By Grant Wyeth
From COVID-19 to climate change, the most pressing global issues – and those of most concern to Pacific states – are best served by collective action.

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand
June 05, 2020

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand

By Joshua Mcdonald
Some Pacific leaders support the proposal, while others have said it's way too soon.

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard
March 30, 2020

Pandemic in the Pacific: COVID-19 to Hit Pacific Economies Hard

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific’s lucrative tourism industry could collapse amid the lockdown on international travel.
New Zealand Proposes Humanitarian Visa for ‘Climate Refugees’
November 30, 2017

New Zealand Proposes Humanitarian Visa for ‘Climate Refugees’

By Alex Randall
Climate-linked migration does not enjoy much time in the legislative bodies of most nations.

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