Topic-Public Diplomacy

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level US visit to the region US Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman, is concluding a multi-country visit to the… Read More

2050: A Pacific geostrategic vision for the world’s only Blue Continent

AUDREY AUMUA AND SOLI MIDDLEBY | Considering recent commentary on the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and Pacific regionalism, you could be forgiven for missing… Read More

South East Asia snapshot #32

SOVINDA PO | Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, and Macau are added to US blacklist On 19 July the United States added Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, and… 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

South East 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

Smiles in Suva: The 51st Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting

TESS NEWTON CAIN AND STEFAN ARMBRUSTER | Last week’s meeting of the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was keenly anticipated and came… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 13 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Kiribati breaks away from Forum Just as the 51st meeting of Pacific Islands Forum leaders was about to get underway Kiribati… Read More

Keeping everyone in the tent: The Pacific Islands Forum remains whole

TESS NEWTON CAIN | A last-minute agreement has avoided rupture in the Pacific Islands Forum. As the agreement was negotiated, regional strengths and vulnerabilities… Read More

South East 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

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Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 August