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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
What would a permanent Australian naval presence at Lombrum on Manus Island mean for the Pacific?
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
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?
Manus Island would be a strategic outpost for China, astride the western Pacific Ocean.
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
August 01, 2018
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
Thinking of the Pacific Islands as a bloc obscures the complexity of the individual interests of each nation.
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
July 17, 2018
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
The PNG prime minister used his time in Fiji to reiterate that both countries have an essential role in providing regional leadership.
Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
March 30, 2018
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
Tonga joins Papua New Guinea and Fiji as a non-signatory to PACER Plus -- can the agreement survive without them?
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
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
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast
December 27, 2017
Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast
Locals fear for their environment despite promises of riches.
Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast
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
A discussion with Colin Filer and Pierre-Yves Le Meur.
New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea: Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
August 11, 2017
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
PNG’s loose party politics leads to perpetual government by a series of unstable coalitions.
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
June 07, 2017
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
February 16, 2017
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns.
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
February 11, 2017
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Asia's Indigenous Voices: Defending Sacred Lands
December 01, 2016
Asia's Indigenous Voices: Defending Sacred Lands
From Borneo to Kyrgyzstan, Asia’s indigenous peoples link environmental conservation and preservation of their heritage.
Asia's Indigenous Voices: Defending Sacred Lands
Port Moresby Shooting Highlights PNG Aid Needs
June 12, 2016
Port Moresby Shooting Highlights PNG Aid Needs
An incident in which police fired into a crowd of college students highlights the dire need for improved aid programs.
Port Moresby Shooting Highlights PNG Aid Needs
Interview: Charles Lepani
June 10, 2016
Interview: Charles Lepani
"We have become independent, we run our own country. You can’t keep blaming Australia or Australians."
Interview: Charles Lepani
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
June 08, 2016
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
Public sentiment and student fervor focused on allegations that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is corrupt have begun to merge.
Police in Papua New Guinea Shoot at Student Protesters
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