Commentary

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 3 March

PNG mourns the death of the ‘father of the nation’ Sir Michael Somare has died at the age of 84. He passed away in… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #9

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Malaysia deports more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals Earlier this week Malaysia deported 1,086… Read More

How are businesses in the Pacific really doing?

The COVID-19 global pandemic and accompanying economic crisis continues to create compounded challenges for the Pacific private sector. With closed international borders, interrupted trade routes… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 February

Vanuatu announces the opening of a ‘Tamtam bubble’ The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Hon Bob Loughman, has announced the opening of a ‘Tamtam bubble’. Starting… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 February

Samoa steps up on regional ructions The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, has spoken publicly on two issues that touch on regionalism… Read More

With five countries set to quit, is it curtains for the Pacific Islands Forum?

It has been a bruising couple of weeks for the Pacific Islands Forum after five Micronesian countries announced they were leaving the region’s key intergovernmental body. Read More

A look back at the Cambodia economy in 2020

As 2020 drew to a close, Cambodia officially recorded zero deaths from the coronavirus pandemic. But while Cambodia has seemingly avoided a high death toll… Read More

Regionalism in Retreat

Prophesies of the end of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) as we know it are close to being fulfilled after a virtual and very tense… Read More

Oxen Are More Reliable Then Rats: A Personal Reflection

Most of us were probably happy to farewell the Year of the Rat (2020). I know I was. By any standard it was an awful… Read More

The Torres Strait Treaty, a journey of Islander autonomy

“We are happy to share what we have in the Torres Strait, but we will not give – not a teaspoon of water, not a… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Women and equality: The post-COVID challenge in the Asia Pacific
Technological change and the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper
Supernatural beliefs in today's China

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