Palau Leader Stresses Need for US Help to Deter China in the Pacific
By Mari Yamaguchi
Speaking from Japan, Palau’s President Surangel Whipps Jr. said that three Chinese boats have made “uninvited” entries into his country’s waters since he took office in 2021.
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.
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
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?