Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level meeting to resolve the Micronesian 5 Impasse A number of Pacific leaders gathered in Fiji this week. They… Read More

Pacific proposals – Five ideas for an incoming government

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    The Pacific dominated political discourse in the recent federal election. As a new Labor government enters power, a… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  PNG rocked by sudden death of Deputy Prime Minister Just as Papua New Guinea heads into an election campaign, the country… Read More

The world doesn’t care about swings in marginal seats. Climate action must spearhead a new Australian foreign policy

WESLEY MORGAN | Late last year, more than 100 former diplomats and officials called for a new Australian foreign policy—with climate action at the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  PNG and Fiji elections update In Papua New Guinea, the dates of this year’s elections have been set. The start of… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #24

SOVINDA PO | Four ASEAN Foreign Ministers on working visit to China Four ASEAN Foreign Ministers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Myanmar… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Security agreement between Solomon Islands and China finalised The proposed security agreement between Solomon Islands has now been finalised, with… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #23

SOVINDA PO | Border re-openings in South East Asia The COVID-19 Omicron variant is still posing risks to countries around the world despite… Read More

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


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