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How Pacific Regionalism Fell Apart
August 01, 2021

How Pacific Regionalism Fell Apart

By Steven Ratuva
It was almost inevitable that fractures would emerge within the Pacific Islands Forum.

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands
March 19, 2021

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands

By Andreyka Natalegawa and Camille Bismonte
Vaccine rollout in the Pacific has been anything but uniform.
What Went Wrong With Pacific Regionalism?
March 16, 2021

What Went Wrong With Pacific Regionalism?

By Patrick Kaiku
The threat by Micronesian leaders to withdraw their countries from the PIF is a compelling reason to rethink the place of regionalism in the domestic affairs of member states and territories.

How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart
February 10, 2021

How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart

By Cleo Paskal
The decision by Micronesian countries to leave the PIF will have major strategic implications.

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration
February 08, 2021

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration

By Grant Wyeth
Within the PIF, leadership has typically rotated between Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian states. Until now, it seems.

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change
November 16, 2020

Pacific Island States Look Hopefully to Biden Administration for Movement on Climate Change

By Grant Wyeth
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has extended an invitation to Biden to travel to Fiji in August 2021 for the Pacific Islands Forum.

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.

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