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U.S.-Marshall Islands relations

China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warns

China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warns

By Camilla Pohle
If Compact funding remains stuck in limbo, the Freely Associated States will be increasingly vulnerable to China’s influence, David Panuelo warned.

Politics Risk Derailing One of America’s Most Important Strategic Agreements

Politics Risk Derailing One of America’s Most Important Strategic Agreements

By Cleo Paskal
China is the biggest winner from the current train wreck that is the Marshall Islands–United States COFA negotiations.
Camilla Pohle on the Risk of the US Under-Delivering in the Pacific Islands

Camilla Pohle on the Risk of the US Under-Delivering in the Pacific Islands

By Shannon Tiezzi
Camilla Pohle of USIP notes that pending issues risk jeopardizing Washington's progress on the Pacific Partnership Strategy.

Despite Biden’s Absence, US Makes Inroads With Pacific Islands

Despite Biden’s Absence, US Makes Inroads With Pacific Islands

By Nick Perry and Shannon Tiezzi
President Biden had to cancel his trip to the Pacific Island country, so Secretary of State Blinken oversaw the signing of new deals with Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, and Palau.

The Politics of Apology in the Pacific

The Politics of Apology in the Pacific

By Patricia O’Brien
Besides being the right thing to do, apologies bring diplomatic and political gains in a region haunted by colonial and imperial atrocities.

US Compacts of Free Association Are Key to Deterring a Taiwan Contingency

US Compacts of Free Association Are Key to Deterring a Taiwan Contingency

By Angela Smith
The current COFA renegotiation processes will have a huge impact on peace in the Pacific.

The US Is Squandering Its COFA Advantage in the Pacific

The US Is Squandering Its COFA Advantage in the Pacific

By Patricia O’Brien
The Compacts of Free Association (COFA) between the U.S. and the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau touch on nearly every U.S. national priority. So why are renegotiations stuck in limbo?
Pacific Partnership 2019 Search and Rescue Exercise Comes to the Marshall Islands

Pacific Partnership 2019 Search and Rescue Exercise Comes to the Marshall Islands

By Ankit Panda
Pacific Partnership 2019 engagements culminated in a search and rescue exercise in the Marshall Islands.

Why Are the Marshall Islands Taking India and Pakistan to Court Over Nuclear Weapons?

Why Are the Marshall Islands Taking India and Pakistan to Court Over Nuclear Weapons?

By Ankit Panda
The tiny Pacific island state is trying to hold nuclear weapons states accountable to their disarmament commitments.

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