Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Fiji elections date announced The President of Fiji has issued the writ for the next general elections. Fiji will… Read More

India’s fickle geostrategic framework

PETER LAYTON | In October 2022, India abstained from voting in a UN Security Council draft resolution against Russia’s annexation of areas of Ukrainian territory… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 26 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Official results of Vanuatu elections declared In Vanuatu, the official results of the recent elections have been announced. The two pre-independence… Read More

Designing Australia’s next defence mobilisation

PETER LAYTON | The future is uncertain but not completely. A major certainty is that, as in earlier times, Australia will fight its future… Read More

Towards a digitally inclusive society: Can Sri Lanka achieve it?

PRABATH PERERA | Sri Lanka has progressed through numerous challenges during the past few decades, such as thirty years of civil… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Australian Deputy Prime Minister visits PNG Last week saw Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Richard Marles, visit… Read More

Winning the war at sea: Reshaping the USMC for future naval campaigns

PETER LAYTON | For more than a century, the purpose of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has been to fight for and hold… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #37

SOVINDA PO | Vietnam prepares rules limiting news publication on social media accounts The Vietnamese government is planning to introduce new regulations… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 12 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Final preparations for Vanuatu elections Vanuatu’s snap elections will be held on Thursday 13th October. The Electoral Commission is busy getting… Read More

Who said what? Pacific leaders speak at UNGA77

RACHEL SMITH | The 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) motto was “a watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges,” with member states… Read More


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