Region-PNG and the Pacific

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu President dissolves Parliament In Vanuatu, the newly installed President, Nikenike Vuraboravu has dissolved Parliament on the advice of Prime… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Kiribati attempts to deport suspended High Court judge The Rule of Law was in sharp focus in Kiribati last week. At… Read More

US touch and go diplomacy with Solomon Islands

EILEEN NATUZZI  |  For the past two decades US foreign engagement with Solomon Islands has practised touch-and-go diplomacy: brief fleeting visits to Honiara. In August… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level US visit to the region US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, is concluding a multi-country visit to the… Read More

2050: A Pacific geostrategic vision for the world’s only Blue Continent

AUDREY AUMUA AND SOLI MIDDLEBY | Considering recent commentary on the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and Pacific regionalism, you could be forgiven for missing… Read More

Setting the scene: Fiji’s next general elections

ROMITESH KANT | Fiji’s general elections will take place sometime before 9 January 2023. While the election date has not been announced, the official… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 3 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Cook Islands elections There are 69 candidates contesting for seats in the 24-member Cook Islands parliament in this week’s general… Read More

Digital futures: Driving systemic change for women

ERIN WATSON-LYNN AND TENGEI WANG | As digital technology continues to unlock new financial opportunities for people across Asia and the Pacific, it is… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 27 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  New President for Vanuatu The Republic of Vanuatu has a new President. Voting for the President takes place every five years… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Island Leaders Meeting Suva was buzzing last week as the 51st meeting of Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders took… Read More


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