2022

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu President dissolves Parliament In Vanuatu, the newly installed President, Nikenike Vuraboravu has dissolved Parliament on the advice of Prime… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #33

SOVINDA PO | South East Asia’s views on Pelosi visit to Taiwan In a surprising move the United States Speaker of the House… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Kiribati attempts to deport suspended High Court judge The Rule of Law was in sharp focus in Kiribati last week. At… Read More

Nuclear deterrence: Actions speak louder than words

BROOKE TAYLOR AND PETER LAYTON | Nuclear threats are back with, a hard-nosed, in-your-face rhetoric. The Cold War had crises, but it was primarily… Read More

US touch and go diplomacy with Solomon Islands

EILEEN NATUZZI  |  For the past two decades US foreign engagement with Solomon Islands has practised touch-and-go diplomacy: brief fleeting visits to Honiara. In August… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level US visit to the region US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, is concluding a multi-country visit to the… Read More

2050: A Pacific geostrategic vision for the world’s only Blue Continent

AUDREY AUMUA AND SOLI MIDDLEBY | Considering recent commentary on the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and Pacific regionalism, you could be forgiven for missing… Read More

Bangladesh seeks support from the IMF: Why and what lies ahead?

YAN ISLAM | Local and international media reports have highlighted the news that Bangladesh has sought financial assistance from the IMF. A… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #32

SOVINDA PO | Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, and Macau are added to US blacklist On 19 July the United States added Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei,… Read More

Setting the scene: Fiji’s next general elections

ROMITESH KANT | Fiji’s general elections will take place sometime before 9 January 2023. While the election date has not been announced, the official… Read More


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