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The Domestic Politics of Sogavare’s China-Solomons Tryst
September 08, 2022

The Domestic Politics of Sogavare’s China-Solomons Tryst

By Patricia O’Brien
The prime minister’s latest moves clarify his ultimate objective: augmenting and retaining power, which also stands to benefit Beijing.

Are Australia and New Zealand Compromising on Democratic Ideals in the Pacific?
July 29, 2022

Are Australia and New Zealand Compromising on Democratic Ideals in the Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
The best approach to safeguarding democracy in the region is for both countries to demonstrate the prosperity and human flourishing that can flow from good governance.
What Do China and Solomon Islands Get From Their Security Pact?
May 04, 2022

What Do China and Solomon Islands Get From Their Security Pact?

By Denghua Zhang, Lincy Pendeverana, and Walter Diamana
A look at China’s goals and the domestic politics of the deal in the Solomons.

The China-Solomon Islands Security Deal Changes Everything
April 05, 2022

The China-Solomon Islands Security Deal Changes Everything

By Patricia O’Brien
The security pact is set to ratchet up the strategic tensions both in the Solomon Islands and in the wider Indo-Pacific.

Taiwan Must Avoid Pouring Fuel on Solomon Islands Fire
December 08, 2021

Taiwan Must Avoid Pouring Fuel on Solomon Islands Fire

By James Baron
The Solomons is a tinderbox of complex ethnic tensions, corruption, and competing local interests, meaning interference from Beijing or Taipei can have disastrous consequences.

Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest
November 29, 2021

Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest

By Cleo Paskal
The problem was sparked by perceived CCP interference. It can’t be solved by Australia taking a similarly heavy hand.

Violent Protests Unsettle Solomon Islands
November 26, 2021

Violent Protests Unsettle Solomon Islands

By Joshua Mcdonald
The protests began on Wednesday, when hundreds of protestors marched on the parliamentary precinct in the capital Honiara.
Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled
January 03, 2020

Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled

By Jason Li
A closer look at the significance of a key diplomatic switch.

A New Day for Solomon Islands' Women?
July 01, 2019

A New Day for Solomon Islands' Women?

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Solomon Islands now has 2 women MPs – its most ever. It's both progress and a sign of how far is left to go.

Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister
May 01, 2019

Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister

By Grant Wyeth
After a calm election, frustrations flared as Manasseh Sogavare returned, for the fourth time, to the prime ministership.

A Smooth Solomon Islands Election
April 05, 2019

A Smooth Solomon Islands Election

By Grant Wyeth
Although counting continues, it seems that the first post-RAMSI election has been a success.
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
April 05, 2017

Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua

By Grant Wyeth
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.

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