Topic-Economies and development

Pacific predictions 2021

COVID continues As is the case the world over, the early part of 2021 will see no let up in the impacts of COVID-19 in… Read More

Pacific Islands’ tourism during COVID-19: Danger or opportunity?

In-conversation with Halatoa Fua, Liz Pechan, Marita Manley and Johanna Loehr On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Read More

Charting a course to 2050 in the Pacific

At the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders meeting in Tuvalu, member countries agreed to develop the 2050 Blue Pacific strategy. The draft will… Read More

Regional wrap | 63

The past fortnight witnessed further worsening of Sino-Australian relations and more evidence of how China intends to punish Australia to set an example for other… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #8

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Malaysia to hold election post-pandemic Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced last Saturday that… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 November

Budget passed in Papua New Guinea In a further twist to the political drama playing out in PNG, the Marape government was back in Parliament… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 11 November

New President in Palau Palau has a new leader. The new President is Surangel Whipps. His opponent in the run-off, Ray Oilouch conceded late… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #5

South East Asia Snapshot with Dr Lucy West - Indonesia and Japan to strengthen security ties. Vietnam and Japan confirm defence deal. Thai authorities censor protests. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 October

New security centre to be located in Vanuatu The government of Australia has announced that its Fusion Centre will be homed in Vanuatu. The Centre… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 October

New Caledonia referendum on independence The people of New Caledonia have voted in a referendum on whether they should become independent from France. It was… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Imagining a new post-COVID-19 international economic order for the Pacific islands
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 January
Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea

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