Topic-Public Diplomacy

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 November

Budget passed in Papua New Guinea In a further twist to the political drama playing out in PNG, the Marape government was back in Parliament… Read More

China still in the mood to pull Australia their way

Even as the world has been transfixed by the vulnerabilities and the excitements of democracy in America, Beijing has underlined its own hugely contrasting pathway… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 11 November

New President in Palau Palau has a new leader. The new President is Surangel Whipps. His opponent in the run-off, Ray Oilouch conceded late… Read More

Understanding Australia-Indonesia relations in the post-authoritarian era

Little analytical heed has been paid to the particular effects of Indonesia’s democratic transition on its relations with Australia. Indonesia’s democratisation experience did not ameliorate old… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 November

Controversial funding of biomedical start-up in Papua New Guinea Government funding of a biomedical start-up in PNG has caused controversy. Niugini Biomed was established as… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 28 October

Candidate registrations conclude in Samoa The period for registration of candidates in Samoa has concluded. This is part of the preparations for the general elections… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 October

New security centre to be located in Vanuatu The government of Australia has announced that its Fusion Centre will be homed in Vanuatu. The Centre… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines

The digitalisation of almost every aspect of civic life has brought forth a new constitutional moment. The hyper-connectivity of peoples in the digital space has… Read More

China’s image problem is worsening globally. It’s time for Beijing to consider a diplomatic reset

As the increasingly virulent anti-China rhetoric has made clear in recent months, China has not been very popular in countries like the US and Australia… Read More

Foreign Minister Payne flies out for Quad diplomacy

What a relief it must have been for Australia’s Foreign Minister, Marise Payne to step on a plane earlier this week. Having been grounded for… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
The impact of COVID-19 and policy measures undertaken in Papua New Guinea
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 5 May
Supernatural beliefs in today's China

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