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PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific
October 14, 2020

PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific

By Derek Grossman
A looming north-south split in the Pacific Islands Forum poses both challenges and opportunities to the rival superpowers.

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua
October 09, 2020

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua

By Joshua Mcdonald
Protests continue in West Papua as the Pacific Islands Forum seeks access to assess the human rights situation.
Who Will Lead the Pacific Islands Forum?
August 20, 2020

Who Will Lead the Pacific Islands Forum?

By Nic Maclellan
Amid shifting geopolitical tides, the race is on to choose a new secretary general for the PIF.

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.

A Warm Welcome for Fijian Prime Minister in Australia
September 18, 2019

A Warm Welcome for Fijian Prime Minister in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The pomp and ceremony provided for him in Canberra this week symbolize a remarkable transformation for Bainimarama.

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.
Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands
July 10, 2018

Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands

By Grant Wyeth
New Zealand, Hawaii, and Rapa Nui, the outer points of the triangle, joined the group recently.

Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
September 14, 2017

Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program

By Grant Wyeth
The new Pacific Labor Scheme will allow 2,000 people from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu to work in parts of Australia for up to three years.

RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
June 30, 2017

RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?

By Grant Wyeth
The mission was devised not simply as a peacekeeping operation, but as a program to rebuild the state.

'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.
The Pacific Islands Forum Meets in Palau
August 06, 2014

The Pacific Islands Forum Meets in Palau

By Kevin Placek
Can a new leader give the forum some much-needed momentum?

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