Region-PNG and the Pacific

The obfuscation of human rights in the climate change discourse in the Pacific

The United Nations human rights committee, who heard the case between Teitiota v New Zealand  in January, obfuscated Teitiota’s argument on human rights when… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Horizon corruption scandal erupts in Australia and extends to PNG Horizon Oil is at the heart of a corruption… Read More

Despite its Pacific ‘step-up’, Australia is still not listening to the region, new research shows

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  The Australian government has spent the past year promoting its “Pacific step-up” as one of the country’s “highest… Read More

The Pacific in India’s Indo-Pacific

IAN HALL | In late September last year, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi devoted… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Macron faces difficult issues in French Polynesia President Emmanuel Macron of France faces some difficult issues ahead of his… Read More

Four reasons why the Indo-Pacific matters in 2020

If there is one place in the world that we need to keep our eyes on for a better understanding of the dynamics of international… Read More

It’s election year in Vanuatu…things could get interesting

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Into the already febrile political chatter of Port Vila in this election year came the announcement on Wednesday that… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Pre-campaign activities in the Vanuatu elections Pre-campaign activities are well underway in Vanuatu. The country will go to elections on March 19th to elect the… Read More

Regional wrap

The year 2020 seems to be on a relentlessly challenging course- while Australia continues to grapple with the bushfire crisis, the Indo-Pacific region now has… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Pacific island countries take action on Coronavirus Pacific countries are taking action as the Coronavirus spreads. There are no… Read More


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