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Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea
January 21, 2020

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea

By Joshua Mcdonald
Human rights continue to falter as the government claims to be writing a “new book” of prosperity for all citizens.

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea
December 14, 2019

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

By Associated Press
Over 98 percent of voters in a long-awaited referendum wanted independence. Will they get it?
­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain
November 27, 2019

­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain

By Paul R. Williams and Carly Fabian
An ongoing independence referendum does not address the key question at the root of the conflict: the future of the Panguna mine.

Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake
May 16, 2019

Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake

By Nick Perry
After a 7.5 magnitude quake, damage seems mercifully light -- so far.

Delayed But Looming: The Question of Bougainville Independence
March 14, 2019

Delayed But Looming: The Question of Bougainville Independence

By Grant Wyeth
The referendum for Papua New Guinea's eastern region is now set for October. How its outcome will be handled remains unclear.

Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
November 08, 2018

Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea

By Patrick Kaiku
A joint base with Australia may tip PNG away from its critical non-aligned balance in the Pacific.

Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
September 25, 2018

Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal

By Grant Wyeth
What would a permanent Australian naval presence at Lombrum on Manus Island mean for the Pacific?
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
August 29, 2018

Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?

By Ankit Panda
Manus Island would be a strategic outpost for China, astride the western Pacific Ocean.

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.

Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
July 17, 2018

Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji

By Grant Wyeth
The PNG prime minister used his time in Fiji to reiterate that both countries have an essential role in providing regional leadership.

PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
March 30, 2018

PACER Plus, Minus Tonga

By Grant Wyeth
Tonga joins Papua New Guinea and Fiji as a non-signatory to PACER Plus -- can the agreement survive without them?
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018

At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers

By Grant Wyeth
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.

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