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Vanuatu Shows How to Reduce Emissions Through Trade Facilitation
May 24, 2022

Vanuatu Shows How to Reduce Emissions Through Trade Facilitation

By Shamika Sirimanne and Ratnakar Adhikari
When it comes to cutting emissions, there is low-hanging fruit ripe for the picking. These Asia-Pacific countries show how to do it.

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy
November 30, 2021

Strong Showing for the Pacific at Biden’s Summit for Democracy

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific Islands have not been overlooked by the White House, although the region’s democracies face challenges, too.
Colonialism Redux: How the EU Is Punishing a Tiny Island Nation for Not ‘Playing Fair’
May 20, 2021

Colonialism Redux: How the EU Is Punishing a Tiny Island Nation for Not ‘Playing Fair’

By Francois Chani Tabisal
The unequal matchup between a bureaucratic behemoth and Vanuatu reveals more about history and geopolitics than it does about financial irregularities.

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands
March 19, 2021

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands

By Andreyka Natalegawa and Camille Bismonte
Vaccine rollout in the Pacific has been anything but uniform.

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand
June 05, 2020

Pacific Island Leaders Weigh Trans-Pacific Bubble With Australia and New Zealand

By Joshua Mcdonald
Some Pacific leaders support the proposal, while others have said it's way too soon.

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold
May 01, 2020

Vanuatu Alone in Rebuilding After Cyclone Harold

By Joshua Mcdonald
Amid a global public health emergency, Vanuatu’s efforts to respond to one disaster are restricted by its efforts to prevent another.

Cash-for-Passports in the South Pacific
April 10, 2020

Cash-for-Passports in the South Pacific

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Solomon Islands is considering a controversial investment for a passport scheme; meanwhile Vanuatu is considering scrapping its own version.
Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament
April 02, 2020

Women in Vanuatu Vie for a Presence in Parliament

By Joshua Mcdonald
Vanuatu is one of three nations with no women in parliament. 17 female candidates are hoping to change that.

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.

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