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Papua New Guinea (PNG) riots: a ‘new’ nature of violence and a cause for concern

SEAN JACOBS  |  ‘Pent up rage’ is a term that springs to mind after recent violent looting in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Port… Read More

Understanding the dynamics of housing prices in Papua New Guinea

MESON TUMSOK, GORDON KAPAK AND TONG TONG  |  In recent years, the housing market in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has experienced significant… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 10 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Heine returns as President of RMI Further to last year’s elections the Nitijela convened last week and confirmed Dr… Read More

Determinants of housing prices in Papua New Guinea—an ARDL approach

MESON TUMSOK, GORDON KAPAK AND TONG TONG  |   Griffith… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 6 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COP28 Begins Amongst much by way of controversy, the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) is now underway in the… Read More

Pacific Islands Forum 2023: Navigating challenges and priorities in the region

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

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 22 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Games underway Honiara lit up on Sunday as the 17th edition of the Pacific Games got underway. It… Read More

Post-referendum: Charting Bougainville’s independence vote

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

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 8 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting The leaders of the region are gathering in Rarotonga, Cook Islands for their 52nd… Read More


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