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China’s Pacific Challenge
November 15, 2019

China’s Pacific Challenge

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
China's outreach to Pacific island states is gaining steam, to the chagrin of other regional powers.

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.
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
September 10, 2018

Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
In the Pacific, climate change is an existential threat. Australia’s domestic unease on the issue hinders its foreign policy.

Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
August 01, 2018

Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy

By Jenny Hayward-Jones
Thinking of the Pacific Islands as a bloc obscures the complexity of the individual interests of each nation.

Japan's Pacific Island Push
May 24, 2018

Japan's Pacific Island Push

By Daniel Hurst
The Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting provided an opportunity for Japan to respond to Chinese influence in the region.

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.

Can Fiji Save the World?
November 07, 2017

Can Fiji Save the World?

By Lyndal Rowlands
Fiji wants countries to join its climate canoe at the latest UN climate talks.
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
September 09, 2016

'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum

By Grant Wyeth
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change.

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.

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