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West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

By Olivia Tasevski
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.

The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
July 11, 2019

The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again

By Grant Wyeth
Four of six people taken from Vanuatu by Chinese police recently had dual citizenship up until the time Beijing came for them.
UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
May 17, 2019

UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific’s “large ocean states” are on the frontlines of climate change, and urging the world to act.

Australia's Pacific Step-Up: More Than Just Talk
February 08, 2019

Australia's Pacific Step-Up: More Than Just Talk

By Grant Wyeth
Australia's Pacific outreach is picking up steam.

Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit
January 17, 2019

Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit

By Grant Wyeth
Much as Canberra may desire a formal defense agreement, Australia is unlikely to woo non-aligned Vanuatu that far.

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

By Grant Wyeth
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.

Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific
December 07, 2016

Australian Foreign Minister Island Hops Around the South Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
Julie Bishop will visit the Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu over the course of two days.
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

By Walter Diamana
What the world can learn from the maritime border agreement between Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
September 09, 2016

'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum

By Grant Wyeth
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change.

Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies
June 08, 2016

Staying Afloat: The Future of the Melanesian Economies

By Sally Andrews
"Aid dependency, resource dependency, and natural disasters remain huge challenges for the region."

Snap Elections in Vanuatu After Corruption Scandal in Parliament
January 24, 2016

Snap Elections in Vanuatu After Corruption Scandal in Parliament

By Catherine Putz
After a year of destruction, both physical and political, Vanuatu hopes to move on.
Vanuatu: President Dissolves Parliament
December 01, 2015

Vanuatu: President Dissolves Parliament

By Helen Clark
The political crisis in the South Pacific nation comes to a head.

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