2021

Who’s afraid of inflation?

YAN ISLAM | There is a great deal of concern being expressed on inflation across many parts of the world today. In the… Read More

(Re)focus on New Caledonia

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    On 12 December 2021, the people of New Caledonia will go to the polls. It is the date… Read More

Reconsidering Australia’s interests after Glasgow

WESLEY MORGAN | Australia’s approach to international relations is defined by support for a rules-based global order. After Glasgow, it’s time to reconsider… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #14

SOVINDA PO | A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making the news in Southeast Asia. APEC Leaders’ Summit sets the scene for Thailand in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COP closes In Glasgow, COP26 has ended. As reactions and responses come in, it is clear that Pacific negotiators have mixed… Read More

Good COP, bad COP: Climate wins and losses from Glasgow

LESLEY HUGHES AND WESLEY MORGAN | COP26 has finished and the question on everyone’s minds is: “was it a success or a failure?”… Read More

The ultimate guide to why the COP26 summit ended in failure and disappointment (despite a few bright spots)

ROB HALES AND BRENDAN MACKEY | After two hard-fought weeks of negotiations, the Glasgow climate change summit is, at last, over. All 197… Read More

The fate of our planet depends on the next few days of complex diplomacy in Glasgow. Here’s what needs to go right

WESLEY MORGAN | A new, grim projection, released overnight by Climate Action Tracker, has dashed the cautious optimism following last week’s commitments at… Read More

China’s risky path to riches

ROWAN CALLICK | China’s relentless leader Xi Jinping hates the idea of braking, let alone using reverse gear. So in the face of fierce… Read More

Vanuatu: The view from the top of the Happy Planet Index

JAMIE TANGUAY | Vanuatu has recently ranked second in the Happy Planet Index (HPI)—a measure of efficiency in delivering long and happy lives… Read More


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