Topic-Public Diplomacy

It is time for gender-responsive climate action

The global theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) in 2021 was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” A key part of… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 31 March

Delays and uncertainty surround vaccine rollout in PNG The commencement of vaccinations of frontline health staff in PNG has been delayed. Uncertainty among health… Read More

Coping with COVID-19: The perilous case of vaccine inequality

The Lancet Commission has urged the global community that rapid vaccination on a global scale is essential in tempering and, finally, prevailing over COVID-19. This in… Read More

Australia has more to lose in a human rights ‘face off’ with China

China is stepping up human rights accusations against Australia following numerous condemnations Australia has made on the same grounds. Before intensifying criticisms of China’s human… Read More

The Quad gives a boost to India’s vaccine diplomacy

The most notable takeaway from the first-ever “Quad” leaders meeting involving the US, India, Japan and Australia at the weekend was the agreement on expanding… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 March

Cyclone Niran batters New Caledonia Tropical Cyclone Niran has caused extensive damage in New Caledonia. The cyclone made landfall during Sunday. Although it was… Read More

The China connection

Since March 2020 the world has been in the grip of an intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented event raises a series of pertinent issues about… Read More

What does 2021 hold for Australia’s relationship with the United States?

It is safe to say that the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. was greeted with great sighs of relief in Canberra, at least in… Read More

China: Tribute where tribute is due

In 2012, Australia’s federal government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a White Paper on “Australia in the Asian Century.” This included a list… Read More

Vaccine diplomacy and Nepal

In the contemporary world, the notion that knowledge belongs to humanity has significantly faltered. Instead, scientific innovations such as Covid-19 vaccines have been a part… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Australia’s wartime seaborne trade: Insights from before
COVID-19 rhetoric and governance in the Philippines
Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea

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