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Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings
September 03, 2019

Protests in West Papua Escalate With Reports of Killings

By Joshua Mcdonald
Tensions mount in Indonesia amid reports of killings during Papuan pro-independence protests.

The Pacific Islands Forum at 50
August 19, 2019

The Pacific Islands Forum at 50

By Balaji Chandramohan
The evolving geopolitics in the South Pacific were on full display at the 50th PIF.
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.

What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?
August 13, 2018

What Drives Indonesia's Pacific Island Strategy?

By Grant Wyeth
Jakarta is courting Pacific Island states, hoping to change regional positions on the West Papua issue.

Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
April 05, 2017

Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua

By Grant Wyeth
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.

How the UN Failed West Papua
September 19, 2016

How the UN Failed West Papua

By Prianka Srinivasan
The UN no longer considers West Papua to be "colonized," leaving activists hard pressed to find solutions.

Indonesia’s Papua Reporting Paranoia
January 22, 2016

Indonesia’s Papua Reporting Paranoia

By Phelim Kine
Despite Widodo’s promise of an “opening,” journalists are still being kept out of Papua.
Indonesia: Jakarta’s Change of Strategy Towards West Papuan Separatists
December 07, 2015

Indonesia: Jakarta’s Change of Strategy Towards West Papuan Separatists

By Ned Talbot
A new approach by President Joko Widodo may force the separatists to change direction.

Inside the West Papua Resistance
June 29, 2015

Inside the West Papua Resistance

By Rohan Radheya
In the jungles of West Papua with the military wing of the Organisasi Papua Merdeka.

Papua’s Hidden Past Haunts Jokowi Presidency
January 24, 2015

Papua’s Hidden Past Haunts Jokowi Presidency

By Sally Andrews
Will the Indonesian president's reform agenda address human rights concerns in the troubled province?

The Human Tragedy of West Papua
January 15, 2014

The Human Tragedy of West Papua

By Gemima Harvey
The suspicious death of a rebel leader is the latest in a long line of alleged human rights abuses.
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