Solomon Islands stress: What happened, why and what does it all mean?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    The events of November 2021 in Honiara drew much attention across the region and… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #19

SOVINDA PO | Indonesia passes a law to move its capital from Jakarta to Borneo The Indonesian government passed a bill on 18… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COVID numbers continue to rise Across the region, the number of COVID-19 cases is rising. Papua New Guinea… Read More

The competing public commentary on Myanmar

ANDREW SELTH  |   It was a year ago today that Myanmar’s armed forces seized power after rejecting the results of a mostly free and… Read More

Joint statement: One year after the military coup in Myanmar

On 1 February 2022, people in Myanmar will mark the first anniversary of renewed military dictatorship with protest and resistance. The coup prevented an elected… Read More

Living with a feared China and Russian-built chaos

PETER LAYTON | To Western eyes, China’s wolf-warrior foreign affairs policy and Russia’s extravagant threats over Ukraine can appear cryptic. Read More

Will things change for the better in the tiger year?

COLIN MACKERRAS | On 1 February 2022, the Chinese New Year begins when winter in China gives way to spring. We bid farewell… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 26 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Response underway in Tonga In Tonga, response efforts are underway further to last weekend’s volcanic explosion and tsunami. Authorities have evacuated… Read More

Australia–Japan defence cooperation in the grey zone

PETER LAYTON | Over the last several years, the relationship with China has become increasingly awkward for both Australia and Japan. Other nations have… Read More

Skating on thin ice: Xi’s omicron olympics

ROWAN CALLICK | The Winter Olympic Games will be held from February 4-20 in a ‘green, safe and simple’ way, and for that reason… Read More


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