COVID-19

7 ways to reduce the learning loss caused by the pandemic

TOMMY SOESMANTO, DANIELLE LOGAN-FLEMING, GEDE RASBEN DANTES, KANCHANA KARIYAWASAM, LANITA WINATA AND MD SAYED IFTEKHAR | School closures and the shift to online learning… 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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 22 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific reactions to AUKUS announcement Further to last week’s announcement of a new security relationship between Australia, the USA, and the… Read More

China’s ‘surveillance creep’: how big data COVID monitoring could be used to control people post-pandemic

AUSMA BERNOT, ALEXANDER TRAUTH-GOIK AND SUE TREVASKES | China has used big data to trace and control the outbreak of COVID-19. This has involved a… Read More

It’s gold, gold, gold for Japan and its uplifting Games

ROWAN CALLICK | Two months ago The Economist castigated Japan for its obduracy—one dictionary definition, “stubborn persistence in wrongdoing”—for deciding to press ahead with… 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, this… Read More

Indonesia records its highest increase in COVID cases – and numbers are likely to rise again before they fall

DICKY BUDIMAN | Indonesia is currently experiencing a massive spike in COVID-19 infection and deaths, as experts (including myself) have unfortunately been predicting. The… Read More

The urgency of action: Lessons for COP26 from the COVID-19 pandemic for the Pacific

The upcoming Glasgow COP26 is pivotal. Countries are expected to significantly enhance their commitments on reducing greenhouse emissions—“ratcheting up ambition”, in COP parlance—in order to… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 June

Political impasse in Samoa gets closer to resolution It looks like the long and drawn-out political impasse in Samoa is nearing a resolution. On Monday… Read More

Australia’s closed border is costing the economy $36.5 million a day

Australia doesn’t expect to reopen its international borders until well into 2022. The border has been closed since March 2020. That decision has been instrumental… Read More

2050: A Pacific geostrategic vision for the world’s only Blue Continent
Bangladesh seeks support from the IMF: Why and what lies ahead?
Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 August