Commentary

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 13 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Fiji sets the date for the reopening of international borders In Fiji, there have been further relaxations to… Read More

Countering China’s grey zone strategy

PETER LAYTON  | China’s grey zone activities grind remorseless on but in so doing are creating an opposing pushback. As is customary, the … Read More

Chinese warplanes overhead Taiwan (or maybe not)

PETER LAYTON | China’s PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) latest flights into the Taiwanese Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) have gained people’s… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific countries caught up in ‘Pandora Papers’ revelations Two countries in the Pacific islands region feature in revelations in the ‘Pandora… Read More

Road to COP26: Innovative sources of funding for climate action in the Pacific

NIC MACLELLAN | Global climate negotiations through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have focussed on targets for mitigation and the need… Read More

Myanmar’s military mindset

ANDREW SELTH  |  Between 1988, when a pro-democracy uprising in Myanmar was crushed by the country’s security forces, and the installation of a quasi-civilian government… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 29 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Vanuatu launches campaign to seek advisory opinion from the World Court The government of Vanuatu has launched a global campaign to… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Hosted by… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 22 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific reactions to AUKUS announcement Further to last week’s announcement of a new security relationship between Australia, the USA, and the… Read More

Australia’s wartime seaborne trade: Insights from before

PETER LAYTON  | The cargo, not the ships, should guide Australia’s responses to potential threats against seaborne trade and supply. China’s maritime warfare capabilities become… Read More

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