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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.

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.
Australia's Pacific Step-Up: More Than Just Talk
February 08, 2019

Australia's Pacific Step-Up: More Than Just Talk

By Grant Wyeth
Australia's Pacific outreach is picking up steam.

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.

China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji
July 18, 2018

China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji

By Ankit Panda
The transfer marks growing ties between Beijing and Suva.

Australia’s Pacific Island Myopia
July 13, 2018

Australia’s Pacific Island Myopia

By Matthew Dornan
Overreacting to China’s presence in the Pacific Islands is actually undermining Australia's image in the region.
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.

A Southern Pacific Base for the Chinese Navy in Vanuatu?
April 10, 2018

A Southern Pacific Base for the Chinese Navy in Vanuatu?

By Ankit Panda
Is China pursuing a naval installation at Vanuatu?

The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
October 06, 2017

The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status

By Grant Wyeth
The OECD’s call is a positive achievement for the Pacific island nation, but also presents new challenges.

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.
'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.

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