Topic-Public Diplomacy

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Motion of No Confidence debated in Solomon Islands Monday saw the Parliament of Solomon Islands meet to debate a motion… Read More

All eyes turn to Indonesia as it takes on the 2022 G20 presidency

CAITLIN BYRNE | Indonesia’s 2022 presidency will provide the G20 with the opportunity to focus on promoting inclusive growth, while demonstrating the country’s growing… Read More

G20 leaders talk up climate action but avoid real commitments, casting a shadow over crucial Glasgow talks

CAITLIN BYRNE AND SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | The G20 summit in Rome concluded over the weekend with a disappointing outcome for Earth’s climate. Leaders of… Read More

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

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