Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August

Forum Foreign Ministers focus on COVID-19 recovery The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers met during last week in an online format. This meeting… Read More

Small-state responses to strategic dynamics in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is a vast and dynamic domain. Yet, much like its Pacific counterpart, it is too easily cast as a great emptiness, and… Read More

Missile controls in East Asia

A global race to acquire sophisticated long-range missiles is underway, despite their destabilizing impact on international security. This is a particularly serious problem in East… Read More

Climate change and maritime boundaries: Pacific responses and implications for Australia

Climate change has the potential to undermine the maritime resource entitlements of Pacific island states. Resource-rich maritime areas are a vital source of revenue for… Read More

Learning in the grey zone: how democracies can meet the authoritarian challenge

Innovation by authoritarian nations in the ‘grey zone’ is becoming one of the most serious challenges facing contemporary democracies. It has long been recognised that… Read More

Indonesia records its highest increase in COVID cases – and numbers are likely to rise again before they fall

Indonesia is currently experiencing a massive spike in COVID-19 infection and deaths, as experts (including myself) have unfortunately been predicting. The country recorded its largest… Read More

Myanmar: No light on the horizon

Predicting Myanmar’s future has always been a risky business. It opened up to academics, journalists and others after the abortive 1988 pro-democracy uprising, but there… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 July

Fiji COVID-19 crisis The COVID-19 crisis in Fiji continues to dominate the news in that country. The outbreak of the highly transmissible Delta variant… Read More

China’s attitude to outsiders plummets

The rapid dismemberment of Hong Kong’s lively and internationally facing culture points to a bigger story. That is, that the same suspicious attitude to the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 July

PALM 9 Last week, the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with the Prime Minister of Japan and other government officials for the… Read More

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy
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Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity

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