Topic-Public Diplomacy

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… Read More

Southeast 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,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Foreign Ministers to meet ahead of PIF This week sees a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum’s Foreign Ministers. This comes… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 29 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific voices feature at UN Oceans Conference The UN Oceans Conference is underway in Lisbon, Portugal. As travel restrictions ease, Pacific… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #29

SOVINDA PO | The progress of the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Asia’s premier defense summit—the… Read More

The India-Australia bond and its impact on the Indo-Pacific

PETER LAYTON | For several decades, the relationship between Australia and India seemed limited to Commonwealth, cricket and curry. Today however, geostrategic changes, globalisation… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level meeting to resolve the Micronesian 5 Impasse A number of Pacific leaders gathered in Fiji this week. They… Read More

Pacific proposals – Five ideas for an incoming government

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    The Pacific dominated political discourse in the recent federal election. As a new Labor government enters power, a… Read More

Deep listening: Putting communities at the forefront of making meaningful art

FELICITY CASTAGNA | As part of QAGOMA’s 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10) several community and arts leaders were brought together to… Read More


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