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NGOs and Scientists Urge Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific
May 20, 2020

NGOs and Scientists Urge Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific

By Luke Hunt
Mining for battery metals seen as a threat to Pacific Island nations.

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier
May 14, 2020

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government would likely be very wary of such a development, should it occur. 
Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold
May 01, 2020

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold

By Joshua Mcdonald
Amid a global public health emergency, Vanuatu’s efforts to respond to one disaster are restricted by its efforts to prevent another.

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?
April 03, 2020

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?

By Catherine Putz
What should we make of the countries that have not reported cases? Are they unable to test? Are they lying? Are they that isolated? 

Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament
April 02, 2020

Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament

By Joshua Mcdonald
Vanuatu is one of three nations with no women in parliament. 17 female candidates are hoping to change that.

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.

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