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This Year’s Pacific Island Elections Have 1 Thing in Common

This Year’s Pacific Island Elections Have 1 Thing in Common

By Kerryn Baker
In a busy year of Pacific Island elections, a worrying gender disparity is evident. This has implications for the quality of democracy in the region.

Women, Peace, and Security in the Pacific

Women, Peace, and Security in the Pacific

By Heather Wrathall and Elizabeth Kopel
The Pacific Islands region is not immune to the scourge of gender-based violence, an insidious form of social instability with much wider implications.
Pair of Cyclones Highlights Vanuatu’s Vulnerability

Pair of Cyclones Highlights Vanuatu’s Vulnerability

By Dechlan Brennan
A series of natural disasters in Vanuatu has brought into sharp focus the impacts of climate change on the Pacific islands.

Why France-US Relations Matter for the Pacific

Why France-US Relations Matter for the Pacific

By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
Increased French-U.S. cooperation in the region should be welcome news to Pacific Island states.

The Big Problem With Labor’s ‘Plan to Build a Stronger Pacific Family’

The Big Problem With Labor’s ‘Plan to Build a Stronger Pacific Family’

By Corey Lee Bell
The Pacific Islands are not interested in being Australia’s – or China’s – “little brothers.”

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages

Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages

By Associated Press
With a food crisis looming, some in the Pacific are turning back to traditional small scale home farming.

Who Will Lead the Pacific Islands Forum?

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.
Australia and the Pacific Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak

Australia and the Pacific Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak

By Joshua Mcdonald
Beyond China, Australia was one of the first countries to confirm a case of the virus. 

China’s Pacific Challenge

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

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

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

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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