Pacific Outlook

A pre-polling snapshot of Papua New Guinea’s national election: An observer’s insights

TEDDY WINN | Papua New Guineans will go to the polls on 2 July 2022. This will be the tenth time citizens will exercise… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 22 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Compact talks restart in Marshall Islands After a prolonged hiatus, negotiations between the United States and Marshall Islands on the future… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific focus at Shangri-La Dialogue A plethora of defence and security folks congregated in Singapore for the first Shangri-La Dialogue since… Read More

Cold war in paradise―Labor’s new diplomacy in the Pacific

TIM HARCOURT  |  Did you hear? There’s a cold war in Paradise. China’s geo-strategic thrust into the Pacific caught the Morrison government napping―especially with China’s… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level meeting to resolve the Micronesian 5 Impasse A number of Pacific leaders gathered in Fiji this week. They… Read More

Pacific proposals – Five ideas for an incoming government

TESS NEWTON CAIN | The Pacific dominated political discourse in the recent federal election. As a new Labor government enters power, a proper plan… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Chinese Foreign Minister visits region State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi, is on a tour of the… Read More

Making visible in resistance to the conventional terms of recognition

STEVEN PIDGEON | Questioning why certain stories are told while others are erased, as well as who decides which is which, is a powerful… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  ‘Out of season’ cyclone drenches Vanuatu Cyclone season officially ended on April 30th. However, that did not stop Tropical Cyclone Gina… Read More

The Pacific Step-up: Drowning not waving

PAUL SLATER | In 1999, tensions between ethnic groups in Solomon Islands were rising. For anyone who cared to notice, there was even a… Read More

Cold war in paradise―Labor’s new diplomacy in the Pacific
Social media and democracy in the Philippines
China’s grey-zone activities: Concepts and possible responses
A pre-polling snapshot of Papua New Guinea’s national election: An observer’s insights