Solomon Islands unrest
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.
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.
December 17, 2021
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.
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.
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.
November 26, 2021
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.
November 25, 2021
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.
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