Topic-Public Diplomacy

Matching strategic and defence policy to the climate challenge

BRENDAN SARGEANT | Australia is experiencing a series of cascading crises. While the most immediate is the Covid-19 pandemic, the global and regional strategic… Read More

People love pandas but what’s really behind China’s panda diplomacy?

CAITLIN BYRNE | There is no question, the world loves China’s giant pandas. The enigmatic, reserved herbivores evoke goodwill wherever they travel. With numbers… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific Islands Forum Chair responds to the IPCC report The Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has released a… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Significant changes mooted ahead of elections in PNG Papua New Guinea is scheduled to hold general elections during next… Read More

It’s gold, gold, gold for Japan and its uplifting Games

ROWAN CALLICK | Two months ago The Economist castigated Japan for its obduracy—one dictionary definition, “stubborn persistence in wrongdoing”—for deciding to press ahead with… Read More

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy

TESS NEWTON CAIN | ‘Climate diplomacy’ encompasses the interactions, practices and protocols through which state and non-state actors advance and negotiate their interests relating… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Forum Foreign Ministers focus on COVID-19 recovery The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers met during last week in… Read More

Australia’s constructive diplomacy in an era of contest

CAITLIN BYRNE | The 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper defined Australia as a “regional power with global interests.” Ambitious in nature, this… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 28 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Court of Appeal decision is a reset for Samoa In Samoa, a prolonged political deadlock now appears to be… Read More

ASEAN’s conception of regional citizenship

CAITLIN BYRNE | ASEAN has for some time been explicit that the development of a common regional identity among citizens of its 10 member… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
COVID-19 and a twin deficit: Early lessons from the Solomon Islands
One region, one family, one report: Activating trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific islands region
The source of Xi Jinping’s extraordinary power

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