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U.S. Pacific Islands policy

Can the Australia-US Alliance Overcome Fraught Politics in Washington?

Can the Australia-US Alliance Overcome Fraught Politics in Washington?

By Patricia O’Brien
Biden and Albanese might be in lockstep, but actualizing AUKUS requires U.S. congressional support that cannot be guaranteed, even at this high point of Australia-U.S. relations.

What to Expect From the 2nd US-Pacific Islands Summit

What to Expect From the 2nd US-Pacific Islands Summit

By Patricia O’Brien
The upcoming summit represents the crowning event of Washington’s explosive re-engagement with the Pacific Islands.
US Pacific Policy in China’s Shadow

US Pacific Policy in China’s Shadow

By Cleo Paskal
Washington has indeed stepped up engagement, but missteps, half-steps, and mixed messaging are getting in the way.

What to Watch for as the US-Pacific Island Country Summit Begins

What to Watch for as the US-Pacific Island Country Summit Begins

By Patricia O’Brien
Behind the hopes and pageantry of the summit, there will be many challenges for both sides to navigate.

China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations

China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations

By Bonnie Girard
The Pacific Islands states have rejected China’s overreach. But are Washington’s efforts any more attractive?

It’s Game On in the Pacific

It’s Game On in the Pacific

By Patricia O’Brien
Australia’s new government and the United States are both moving urgently to boost ties with Pacific Island countries as the scope of China’s ambition becomes clear.

Time for the US to Step Up in Solomon Islands

Time for the US to Step Up in Solomon Islands

By Anne-Marie Brady
Washington must start to shape its own policy on the Solomons, otherwise Campbell’s trip is a fool’s errand.
Can the US Follow up on Blinken’s Pacific Islands Outreach?

Can the US Follow up on Blinken’s Pacific Islands Outreach?

By Patricia O’Brien
With Blinken's trip to Fiji, the Biden administration wanted to signal a renewed focus on the Pacific Islands. It will take more than one trip to make that message stick.

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?

The Solomon Islands Crisis Shows America Needs a New Pacific Strategy

The Solomon Islands Crisis Shows America Needs a New Pacific Strategy

By Alexander B. Gray and Cleo Paskal
The U.S. has been largely subcontracting its foreign policy for many Pacific Islands to Australia and New Zealand. That needs to change.

How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands

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.
Secretary Kerry’s Visit to Solomon Islands

Secretary Kerry’s Visit to Solomon Islands

By Eileen Natuzzi
The US Secretary of State makes some history and updates a relationship.

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