Topic-Public Diplomacy

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy

‘Climate diplomacy’ encompasses the interactions, practices and protocols through which state and non-state actors advance and negotiate their interests relating to a changing climate. Pacific… Read More

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

Australia’s constructive diplomacy in an era of contest

The 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper defined Australia as a “regional power with global interests.” Ambitious in nature, this white paper reflected the… 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

ASEAN’s conception of regional citizenship

ASEAN has for some time been explicit that the development of a common regional identity among citizens of its 10 member states is essential to… 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

China’s attitude to outsiders plummets

The rapid dismemberment of Hong Kong’s lively and internationally facing culture points to a bigger story. That is, that the same suspicious attitude to 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

Unprecedented is not a reason to be unprepared

With the Oceania region ranked as the greatest disaster risk area worldwide, Peter Layton says countries need to improve their responses to crises and disasters as unprecedented times may call for unprecedented solutions. 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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