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One region, one family, one report: Activating trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific islands region

CAITLIN BYRNE AND TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific island nations, like many others in the Asia Pacific, face a long and challenging road to recovery… Read More


What is COP26 and why does the fate of Earth, and Australia’s prosperity, depend on it?

WESLEY MORGAN | In just over two weeks, more than 100 world leaders will gather in the Scottish industrial city of Glasgow for United Nations… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 13 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Fiji sets the date for the reopening of international borders In Fiji, there have been further relaxations to… Read More

Countering China’s grey zone strategy

PETER LAYTON  | China’s grey zone activities grind remorseless on but in so doing are creating an opposing pushback. As is customary, the … Read More

Chinese warplanes overhead Taiwan (or maybe not)

China’s PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) latest flights into the Taiwanese Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) have gained people’s attention. The arcane ADIZ… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific countries caught up in ‘Pandora Papers’ revelations Two countries in the Pacific islands region feature in revelations in the ‘Pandora… Read More

Road to COP26: Innovative sources of funding for climate action in the Pacific

NIC MACLELLAN | Global climate negotiations through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have focussed on targets for mitigation and the need… Read More

Myanmar’s military mindset

ANDREW SELTH  |  Between 1988, when a pro-democracy uprising in Myanmar was crushed by the country’s security forces, and the installation of a quasi-civilian government… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 29 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Vanuatu launches campaign to seek advisory opinion from the World Court The government of Vanuatu has launched a global campaign to… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Hosted by… Read More

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