Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Forum Foreign Ministers focus on COVID-19 recovery The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers met during last week in… Read More

Small-state responses to strategic dynamics in the Indian Ocean

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  The Indian Ocean is a vast and dynamic domain. Yet, much like its Pacific counterpart, it is too easily cast… Read More

Missile controls in East Asia

TANYA OGILVIE-WHITE AND TANVI KULKARNI | A global race to acquire sophisticated long-range missiles is underway, despite their destabilizing impact on international security. This… Read More

Australia’s constructive diplomacy in an era of contest

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  The 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper defined Australia as a “regional power with global interests.” Ambitious in nature,… Read More

Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity

MAHENDRA KUMAR | Over the last 10 years or so, the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), have demonstrated, through various significant events,… Read More

Climate change and maritime boundaries: Pacific responses and implications for Australia

REBECCA STRATING AND JOANNE WALLIS | Climate change has the potential to undermine the maritime resource entitlements of Pacific island states. Resource-rich maritime areas… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 28 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Court of Appeal decision is a reset for Samoa In Samoa, a prolonged political deadlock now appears to be… Read More

ASEAN’s conception of regional citizenship

LUIS CABRERA AND CAITLIN BYRNE  |  ASEAN has for some time been explicit that the development of a common regional identity among… Read More

Learning in the grey zone: how democracies can meet the authoritarian challenge

MATTHEW SUSSEX | Innovation by authoritarian nations in the ‘grey zone’ is becoming one of the most serious challenges facing contemporary democracies. It… Read More

Bringing the grey zone into focus

PETER LAYTON | Australia’s 2020 Defence Strategic Update was, by the standards of such publications, a hard-hitting document. It had a particularly… Read More


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