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Saving Our Oceans: A Plea for Action
October 24, 2019

Saving Our Oceans: A Plea for Action

By David W. Panuelo
“One island, one atoll, one country at a time – that’s how we meet this challenge.”

Pacific Island Nations Want Partners That Will Help Them Fight Climate Change
October 18, 2019

Pacific Island Nations Want Partners That Will Help Them Fight Climate Change

By Naima Green-Riley
Climate change is a matter of life and death for those living in the Pacific Islands. The region’s partners need to understand that fact.
Island Diets Are Changing for the Worse. Here’s How to Stop It
October 01, 2019

Island Diets Are Changing for the Worse. Here’s How to Stop It

By Judith Francis
Across the Pacific, island diets are worsening, with serious human and environmental consequences.

How Pacific Islands Leverage the China-Taiwan Tug of War
August 01, 2019

How Pacific Islands Leverage the China-Taiwan Tug of War

By Alexandre Dayant
The Pacific is a diplomatic battlefield, with the island countries themselves as the main players.

UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
May 17, 2019

UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific’s “large ocean states” are on the frontlines of climate change, and urging the world to act.

Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit
January 17, 2019

Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit

By Grant Wyeth
Much as Canberra may desire a formal defense agreement, Australia is unlikely to woo non-aligned Vanuatu that far.

Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
October 30, 2018

Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.
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.

Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo
June 02, 2018

Finding Common Cause: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States Meet in Togo

By Grant Wyeth
For Pacific Island countries, the ACP grouping is a important forum to find common cause with other small and developing states.

For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific
April 19, 2018

For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
The United Kingdom has an extensive Pacific legacy, but there’s room and demand for increased engagement and aid.

New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
March 09, 2018

New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?

By Grant Wyeth
Ostensibly to survey cyclone damage, the prime minister’s trip also underscores Wellington’s refocusing on its Pacific Island relationships.
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
January 17, 2018

Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
An Australia minister lashed out at Chinese investment in the Pacific region. Why take up the issue now?

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