February, 2020

Regional wrap

Change is the only constant in life they say—this holds even more true for politics. The past fortnight witnessed yet another demonstration of how dynamic… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Leaked details of a proposed ‘loan’ to Solomon Islands Details of what was proposed as a ‘loan’ to the government of Solomon Islands have been… Read More

The long road home

Originally published by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, this 2013 appreciation of Andy Ayamiseba’s life of activism in exile is one of the few… Read More

The obfuscation of human rights in the climate change discourse in the Pacific

The United Nations human rights committee, who heard the case between Teitiota v New Zealand  in January, obfuscated Teitiota’s argument on human rights when… Read More

How vulnerable is Xi Jinping over coronavirus? In today’s China, there are few to hold him to account

Brand “People’s Republic of China” is wobbling, as if the massive picture of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square was swaying with an earthquake tremor. But… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Horizon corruption scandal erupts in Australia and extends to PNG Horizon Oil is at the heart of a corruption scandal that has erupted in Australia… Read More

How to think of social media activism in Cambodia

In Cambodia, Facebook is social media. When it swept across Cambodia by the late 2000s, few analysts anticipated the social and political implications that would… Read More

Managing Asia’s coronavirus response

The novel coronavirus (COVID19) has so far been reported in 24 countries and territories outside mainland China, where the outbreak was first reported… Read More

Despite its Pacific ‘step-up’, Australia is still not listening to the region, new research shows

The Australian government has spent the past year promoting its “Pacific step-up” as one of the country’s “highest foreign policy priorities”. Although there has… Read More

The Pacific in India’s Indo-Pacific

In late September last year, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi devoted considerable effort to wooing the… Read More

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