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Our Pacific Outlook blog features expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest Pacific news and affairs.

Chinese policing deals in the Solomon Islands

JON FRAENKEL | Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has used Chinese money to shore up his government. Whether alignment with Chinese interests… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 2 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Marshall Islands accepts Compact funding offer In something of an about turn, the government of Marshall Islands has agreed to… Read More

A call to collective action

SPEECH BY DAME MEG TAYLOR | Gathering on this land, we acknowledge the Yugara and Turrbal peoples, the traditional custodians. We sincerely respect their… Read More

A Queensland defence and security perspective

PETER LAYTON | Australia has no international land borders but only just. Queensland’s Saibai Island is only 4km from Papua New Guinea… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 19 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Prime Minister Sogavare returns from China The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, has returned from a trip… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 5 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Shipping and climate change in focus for Pacific countries Negotiations ahead of this week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 21 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   Troubled times for James Marape In Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister James Marape is having a rocky time of things. Read More

Pacific Perspectives on the World three years on: progress, problems, and gaps

JAMES COX  |  In 2019 I convened a team of local and Australian researchers (led by Griffith’s Tess Newton Cain) who brought together the… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 7 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Great Council of Chiefs convenes  In Fiji the Bose Levu Vakaturaga (Great Council of Chiefs) has convened… Read More

Tourism in the Pacific post-COVID-19

YA SHE | In 2022 most Pacific nations reopened their border to tourists. An absence of tourists for two years had caused disruption… Read More


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