September 29, 2021
The Myth of ‘Spheres of Influence’ in the Pacific Region
By Sasha Davis
How a faulty geographical mindset is leading policymakers astray in the region.
June 30, 2021
American Pacific Islanders Deserve Protection – In the Pacific
By Robert C. O’Brien
It’s past time to provide U.S. maritime protection to American Samoa.
May 07, 2021
How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands
By Alexander B. Gray
As the Biden administration confronts China’s growing assertiveness, the challenges confronting the smallest Pacific Islands should be front of mind.
February 10, 2021
How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart
By Cleo Paskal
The decision by Micronesian countries to leave the PIF will have major strategic implications.
August 27, 2020
US Defense Secretary Esper Visits Tiny Palau, Highlighting US-China Competition
By Associated Press
The island nation is an example of the battleground on which the United States and China are pursuing a "great power" competition for global influence.
May 11, 2019
The United States Needs a COFA Strategy
By Michael Walsh
Over the next few years, the United States is expected to start renegotiating the terms of its Compacts of Free Association.
December 19, 2017
America's Overlooked Pacific Island Partners
By Scott Leis
The U.S. is finally taking a more overt interest in the strategic importance of the Freely Associated States.