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 | 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

Southeast Asia snapshot #31

SOVINDA PO | Australia’s Foreign Minister visits South East Asia to strengthen ties Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore warmly greeted the newly appointed Foreign… 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

A view from afar: Australia and the Arctic

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | The Arctic is once more in geopolitical free fall. Australia should construct an approach to its Arctic interests informed by our… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #30

SOVINDA PO | Myanmar’s junta-appointed Defense Minister attends ASEAN defense meeting On 22 June 2022, Myanmar’s military-appointed Defense Minister, General Mya Tun Oo, attended… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Foreign Ministers to meet ahead of PIF This week sees a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum’s Foreign Ministers. This comes… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 29 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific voices feature at UN Oceans Conference The UN Oceans Conference is underway in Lisbon, Portugal. As travel restrictions ease, Pacific… Read More

A pre-polling snapshot of Papua New Guinea’s national election: An observer’s insights

TEDDY WINN | Papua New Guineans will go to the polls on 2 July 2022. This will be the tenth time citizens will exercise… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #29

SOVINDA PO | The progress of the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Asia’s premier defense summit—the Shangri-La… Read More


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