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Inclusion inspires global financial agenda but how does it fare in the small Pacific Island Countries? The case of Vanuatu

The ideology of inclusion is indeed increasingly inspiring and influencing the global financial sector agenda—the literature is becoming progressively replete with country, regional and worldwide… Read More

Can Scott Morrison deliver on climate change in Tuvalu – or is his Pacific ‘step up’ doomed?

Last week’s Pacific Islands Forum comes at an important time in the overall trajectory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s very personal commitment to an Australian “stepping… Read More

Narendra Modi’s nudge diplomacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech last week from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi to mark India’s Independence Day carefully delineated his… Read More

Can the Philippines and Australia elevate their partnership to a strategic level?

Human rights concerns may limit cooperation, but the cyber domain is an area for collaboration. Before his departure for Japan to attend the highly-anticipated… Read More

Implications of the US exit from the INF Treaty

The Trump administration’s withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier this month is the culmination of an extended period of shadow… Read More

Morrison’s moment of truth in the Pacific

Can Australia’s prime minister convince the leaders of Pacific Island countries that he is serious about regional engagement when they are sceptical of… Read More

Social mobilisation in a contested environment

As geostrategic circumstances darken, there’s new interest in military mobilisation. For Australia, that involves moving the Australian Defence Force beyond its normal peacetime rate of… Read More

Regional wrap

The events of the past fortnight have led Australians to again reflect on the extent of Chinese influence they’re ready to tolerate on their soil… Read More

The trouble in the air on a tense Tuesday in Northeast Asia

The ruckus after South Korea fired warning shots at a nosy Russian spy plane marks a significant rise in tensions. Last Tuesday (23 July)… Read More

Connecting the Spokes: Trade, investment and economic relations

The theme of this conference, Connecting the Spokes, implies a hub. In general terms, both the Philippines and Australia tend to view the US, perhaps… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 January
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