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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.

Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast
December 27, 2017

Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast

By Luke Hunt
Locals fear for their environment despite promises of riches.

New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics
November 29, 2017

New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics

By Catherine Putz
A discussion with Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur.
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
August 11, 2017

Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea

By Grant Wyeth
PNG’s loose party politics leads to perpetual government by a series of unstable coalitions.

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