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Our Pacific Outlook blog features expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest Pacific news and affairs.
TESS NEWTON CAIN | Leaders of Pacific nations convened in Cook Islands from 6-10 November for the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), a crucial… Read More
IAN KEMISH AM | In the aftermath of the 2019 referendum, where Bougainvilleans strongly favoured independence, Papua New Guinea’s parliament is poised to vote… Read More
Cooperation and capabilities: Pacific-led regionalism in the age of great power competition | Part 2
SEAN JACOBS | While Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Western nations rely on shared values as a basis for a strong relationship, Beijing relies… Read More
SEAN JACOBS | Dame Meg Taylor has written a recent thoughtful analysis on threats to Pacific-led regionalism from Beijing and Washington DC’s renewed… Read More
HEATHER WRATHALL | This article provides a comprehensive overview of the maritime safety needs of the Pacific region and its impact on various aspects of development, such as economic productivity, access to essential services, and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. It effectively highlights the challenges faced by maritime services and suggests Australia could partner with the Pacific to increase access to safe maritime transportation. Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | A fortnighly summary of recent developments and news in the Pacific region. It covers various topics including the upcoming BRI Forum, Compact negotiations, Vanuatu's new Prime Minister, Pacific tourists caught in Israel violence, Forum Trade Ministers meeting in Fiji, and Tuvalu's new Constitution. Read More