Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Solomon Islands and China eye closer security relationships A leaked draft of a framework security agreement is the latest manifestation of… Read More

A new era in the Indo-Pacific? Strengthening the regional order in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

DAVID ANDREWS | Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, over 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country, another 1.85 million are… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COVID-19 raising serious questions in Vanuatu In Vanuatu, the number of COVID-19 cases is continuing to rise. Health authorities have converted… Read More

In multilateral forums, can Indonesia lead?

PIA DANNHAUER AND GRETA NABBS-KELLER | As Indonesia presides over the G20 this year and assumes the ASEAN chair in 2023, international political and… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu moves to COVID-19 Level 2 After more than a week of rumour and counter-rumour, the government of Vanuatu confirmed there… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #21

SOVINDA PO | Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks military presence in the South China Sea During the Philippines’ Presidential Debate on 15 February 2022, Ferdinand… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Last minute reprieve for Pacific Islands Forum unity Just as we thought it was all over for the Pacific Islands… Read More

Pacific resilience tested on multiple fronts

TESS NEWTON CAIN | It was quite the year for the Pacific islands in 2021. Countries have had to negotiate the ongoing impacts of… Read More

Solomon Islands stress: What happened, why and what does it all mean?

TESS NEWTON CAIN | The events of November 2021 in Honiara drew much attention across the region and beyond. For… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #18

SOVINDA PO | A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making the news in South East Asia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen visited Myanmar and the… Read More


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