Pacific Wayfinder: Will cryptocurrencies be the future for the Pacific?

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Ben Bohane - 14 Dec 2021

Pacific Wayfinder: Will cryptocurrencies be the future for the Pacific?

Pacific nations are starting to embrace the digital finance and blockchain ‘revolution’, but there are risks that will need to be addressed, Ben Bohane writes. Throughout human history, many…

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Bougainville’s quest for nationhood

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Ben Bohane - 8 Dec 2021

Bougainville’s quest for nationhood

As Bougainville marks two years since its historic independence referendum, Pacific leaders must work together to ensure the process does not falter, Ben Bohane writes. There were colourful rallies around Bougainville in late…

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Ben Bohane - 12 Oct 2021

Pacific Wayfinder: High Ambitions for Lower Temperatures

As leaders get ready for the COP26 summit in the coming weeks, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna and Britain’s High Commissioner to Australia Vicki Treadell spoke to…

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Ben Bohane - 22 Sep 2021

Pacific Wayfinder Précis: Hidden Commerce

As transnational crime grows in the Pacific, governments and regional partners must invest in a unified strategy to combat it, Ben Bohane writes. There was a time when the…

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Ben Bohane - 10 Sep 2021

Of Island Soldiers and Desert Wars

The Pacific islands have also been touched by the Afghan conflict and recent crisis, writes Ben Bohane. The sudden fall of Kabul has sent shock waves around the world,…

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Ben Bohane - 25 Aug 2021

Pacific Wayfinder: Climate change and the IPCC report through a Pacific lens

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report provides sobering insights into the pace of global temperature and sea-level rises, and a growing number of Pacific climate scientists are…

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