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Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 March

Cyclone Niran batters New Caledonia Tropical Cyclone Niran has caused extensive damage in New Caledonia. The cyclone made landfall during Sunday. Although it was… Read More

With five countries set to quit, is it curtains for the Pacific Islands Forum?

It has been a bruising couple of weeks for the Pacific Islands Forum after five Micronesian countries announced they were leaving the region’s key intergovernmental body. Read More

A look back at the Cambodia economy in 2020

As 2020 drew to a close, Cambodia officially recorded zero deaths from the coronavirus pandemic. But while Cambodia has seemingly avoided a high death toll… Read More

Regionalism in Retreat

Prophesies of the end of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) as we know it are close to being fulfilled after a virtual and very tense… Read More

The China connection

Since March 2020 the world has been in the grip of an intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented event raises a series of pertinent issues about… Read More

The hard road ahead for Biden’s unity call

Joe Biden has commenced his presidency with a strident call to the nation to unify and save American democracy. It may be too late. The… Read More

What does 2021 hold for Australia’s relationship with the United States?

It is safe to say that the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. was greeted with great sighs of relief in Canberra, at least in… Read More

Pacific predictions 2021

COVID continues As is the case the world over, the early part of 2021 will see no let up in the impacts of COVID-19 in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 December

PNG power tussle remains unresolved The PNG Parliament met on Monday morning further to a Supreme Court order that was handed down last week. The… Read More

Conflict zones and COVID-19’s impact on sexual and gender-based violence reporting

COVID-19 has paradoxically made sexual and gender-based violence in the home both more prevalent and more invisible to protection services. At the same time, it’s… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Common prosperity should be valued in China and not disparaged by critics
COVID-19 rhetoric and governance in the Philippines
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 September

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