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Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August

Forum Foreign Ministers focus on COVID-19 recovery The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers met during last week in an online format. This meeting… Read More

Small-state responses to strategic dynamics in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is a vast and dynamic domain. Yet, much like its Pacific counterpart, it is too easily cast as a great emptiness, and… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 28 July

Court of Appeal decision is a reset for Samoa In Samoa, a prolonged political deadlock now appears to be over. The Court of Appeal… Read More

Learning in the grey zone: how democracies can meet the authoritarian challenge

Innovation by authoritarian nations in the ‘grey zone’ is becoming one of the most serious challenges facing contemporary democracies. It has long been recognised that… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 July

Regional trade and economic meetings The trade and economic officials and ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) members met last week. The ongoing impacts… Read More

Morrison left out on Pacific rim over climate diplomacy

The first national leader to congratulate Joe Biden on his election as US President was Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama. There was little doubt what… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 July

Fiji COVID-19 crisis The COVID-19 crisis in Fiji continues to dominate the news in that country. The outbreak of the highly transmissible Delta variant… Read More

Precarious moment: Vanuatu court to rule on prime minister’s fate

Vanuatu’s court of appeal will sit today to decide the political fate of the prime minister, Bob Loughman, and 18 other MPs. The supreme court… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 July

PALM 9 Last week, the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with the Prime Minister of Japan and other government officials for the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 June

Political impasse in Samoa gets closer to resolution It looks like the long and drawn-out political impasse in Samoa is nearing a resolution. On Monday… Read More

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August
Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity

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