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Jeremiah Manele Becomes Solomon Islands Prime Minister

Jeremiah Manele Becomes Solomon Islands Prime Minister

By Patricia O’Brien
Whatever window of opportunity the election presented for a change of course on the geopolitical front has closed. But Manele has an opportunity still to deflate regional tensions.

Sogavare Stands Down as Dust Settles From Solomon Islands Election

Sogavare Stands Down as Dust Settles From Solomon Islands Election

By Patricia O’Brien
The four-time prime minister says he won’t contest for the top office, with the election results repudiating in part the geopolitical direction he’s led the Solomon islands.
Solomon Islands and the China Switch: Big Politics in Small Places

Solomon Islands and the China Switch: Big Politics in Small Places

By Catherine Putz
An interview with journalist Edward Acton Cavanough on the domestic dynamics driving Solomon Islands to geopolitical prominence.

US Pacific Policy Forges Ahead With Successful 2nd Summit

US Pacific Policy Forges Ahead With Successful 2nd Summit

By Patricia O’Brien
Despite domestic political headwinds, Biden’s engagement at the second U.S.-Pacific Islands summit was welcomed, as were newly announced funds, initiatives and an expanding diplomatic footprint.

Can China Deliver What Solomon Islands Wants?

Can China Deliver What Solomon Islands Wants?

By Dechlan Brennan
As Honiara denies its new security pact with China poses a threat to the Pacific, it would behoove the West to consider what it is the Solomons want and need from their partners.

Helping a Friend: Looking Back on Australia’s Intervention in Solomon Islands

Helping a Friend: Looking Back on Australia’s Intervention in Solomon Islands

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Michael Wesley about his history of Australia and the international intervention Canberra led in the Solomon Islands.

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani Ousted in Solomon Islands

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani Ousted in Solomon Islands

By Dechlan Brennan
The opposition politician has been removed by a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Solomon Islands, resulting in protests and further accusations of Chinese interference.
Solomon Islands Insisted China References Be Removed Before Signing US-Pacific Partnership Declaration

Solomon Islands Insisted China References Be Removed Before Signing US-Pacific Partnership Declaration

By Nick Perry
Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele explained why his government was going to refuse to sign the pact.

Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest

Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest

By Nick Perry
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the delay was necessary because the state is hosting the Pacific Games next year. Others see it as a power grab.

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West

By Grant Wyeth
In playing China off against Australia and other allies Sogavare is engaged in a fairly rational game of maximizing the number of resources Solomon Islands can secure.

The Guadalcanal Campaign: Then and Now

The Guadalcanal Campaign: Then and Now

By Robert Farley
Eighty years after the Guadalcanal Campaign, Solomon Islands has once again drawn U.S. strategic interest.
Aidan Craney: Youth in Fiji and Solomon Islands

Aidan Craney: Youth in Fiji and Solomon Islands

By Catherine Putz
The Pacific’s youth will shape the future of their Great Ocean States, understanding them is critical.

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