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Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest
September 08, 2022

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
September 01, 2022

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
August 01, 2022

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
May 17, 2022

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.

Australia Aware of China Plans for Solomon Islands Wharves
May 09, 2022

Australia Aware of China Plans for Solomon Islands Wharves

By Rod McGuirk
"We're very aware of what the Chinese government's ambitions are in the Pacific,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

How the US Can Make up Lost Ground in Solomon Islands
April 14, 2022

How the US Can Make up Lost Ground in Solomon Islands

By Eileen Natuzzi
The United States must do more than “be visible” in Solomon Islands; it must actually make a difference in people’s lives.

As COVID-19 Crashes Across Solomon Islands, Vaccines Must Be Available to All
February 12, 2022

As COVID-19 Crashes Across Solomon Islands, Vaccines Must Be Available to All

By Clement Manuri
If we want Solomon Islanders to have a safe future, our people must embrace vaccinations everywhere, on all islands, from the coast to the mountains and the valleys.
Lockdowns in Pacific States Facing First Serious COVID Waves
January 26, 2022

Lockdowns in Pacific States Facing First Serious COVID Waves

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific nations of Kiribati, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands are facing their first significant outbreaks of COVID-19.

Taiwan Strait Geopolitics and Violence in the Solomon Islands
December 11, 2021

Taiwan Strait Geopolitics and Violence in the Solomon Islands

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
The hosts discuss the late-2021 violence in the Solomon Islands and the U.S.-hosted Summit for Democracy.

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy
November 30, 2021

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific Islands have not been overlooked by the White House, although the region’s democracies face challenges, too.

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.
Is Corruption a Serious Problem in the Pacific?
November 23, 2021

Is Corruption a Serious Problem in the Pacific?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A recent report illustrates that the people of the Pacific believe corruption is a massive problem for both them and their governments.

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