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UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category
March 23, 2018
UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category
The UN recommended recently that Solomon Islands and Kiribati be removed from the least developed country (LDC) list.
UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
An Indigenous Perspective on World War II’s Solomon Islands Campaign
February 07, 2018
An Indigenous Perspective on World War II’s Solomon Islands Campaign
Anna Annie Kwai’s new book brings indigenous wartime contributions and experiences to the forefront.
An Indigenous Perspective on World War II’s Solomon Islands Campaign
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
June 30, 2017
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
The mission was devised not simply as a peacekeeping operation, but as a program to rebuild the state.
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
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
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  
February 18, 2017
No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  
Why the emphasis on peace-building in the UN Sustainable Development Goals is essential.
No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
December 07, 2016
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
Julie Bishop will visit the Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu over the course of two days.
Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
The Mota Lava Treaty: A Pacific Lesson on Maritime Dispute Settlement
October 29, 2016
The Mota Lava Treaty: A Pacific Lesson on Maritime Dispute Settlement
What the world can learn from the maritime border agreement between Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
The Mota Lava Treaty: A Pacific Lesson on Maritime Dispute Settlement
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
June 08, 2016
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
"Aid dependency, resource dependency, and natural disasters remain huge challenges for the region."
Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
<i>Wea rod ya bae lidim iumi</i>: Politics and Power in the Solomon Islands
March 01, 2016
Wea rod ya bae lidim iumi: Politics and Power in the Solomon Islands
The country’s current political system seems to be a recipe for instability.
Wea rod ya bae lidim iumi: Politics and Power in the Solomon Islands
Sharks in a Volcano: Why You Should Care
July 16, 2015
Sharks in a Volcano: Why You Should Care
Scientists found hammerheads swimming inside the crater of an underwater volcano--do they know when it's about to blow?
Sharks in a Volcano: Why You Should Care
A Rare Opportunity for Pacific Islands Health Care
March 17, 2015
A Rare Opportunity for Pacific Islands Health Care
With a little support, Cuban-educated doctors could change the face of health care in Solomon Islands and elsewhere.
A Rare Opportunity for Pacific Islands Health Care
Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
February 28, 2015
Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
Under a new coalition government, the Pacific state has a chance to adopt much-needed reforms.
Can the Solomon Islands Reform?
MCC Compacts and Development Programs in the Pacific Region
November 13, 2014
MCC Compacts and Development Programs in the Pacific Region
The U.S. should not overlook Pacific Island Nations in its Millennium Challenge Corporation grants.
MCC Compacts and Development Programs in the Pacific Region
Food Security and Solomon Islands
September 03, 2014
Food Security and Solomon Islands
Pests and other ravages of climate change are creating a food security challenge for the Pacific island nation.
Food Security and Solomon Islands
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