March 07, 2023
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.
December 23, 2022
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.
June 10, 2022
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.”
December 29, 2020
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.
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.
February 03, 2020
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.
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.
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.
February 08, 2019
Australia's Pacific Step-Up: More Than Just Talk
By Grant Wyeth
Australia's Pacific outreach is picking up steam.
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.
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.
July 18, 2018
China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji
By Ankit Panda
The transfer marks growing ties between Beijing and Suva.
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