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
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.
The Solomon Islands Crisis Shows America Needs a New Pacific Strategy
By Alexander B. Gray and Cleo Paskal
The U.S. has been largely subcontracting its foreign policy for many Pacific Islands to Australia and New Zealand. That needs to change.
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
By Cleo Paskal
The problem was sparked by perceived CCP interference. It can’t be solved by Australia taking a similarly heavy hand.
Is China to Blame for Solomon Islands Unrest?
By Rod McGuirk
Resentment against Chinese business people is longstanding and has fueled violence in Honiara’s Chinatown.
Australia Sending Troops to Solomon Islands as Unrest Grows
By David Rising and Rod McGuirk
Sogavare’s decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China is among the reasons for the current unrest in Solomon Islands.