Tonga’s Drug Problem Draws Royal Attention

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Henry Ivarature - 10 Nov 2021

Tonga’s Drug Problem Draws Royal Attention

The Kingdom of Tonga’s drug crisis requires a strong national and regional response, Henry Ivarature writes. After months of news headlines, Tonga’s King Tupou VI recently addressed a national symposium on…

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Creating an inclusive Indo-Pacific: a missed opportunity for talanoa?

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Henry Ivarature - 29 Jun 2021

Creating an inclusive Indo-Pacific: a missed opportunity for talanoa?

Australia needs to better engage Pacific leadership around the Indo-Pacific concept, but there is also an opportunity for the Pacific to shape the region’s narrative, Henry Ivarature writes. The…

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Henry Ivarature - 16 Mar 2021

PNG COVID19 Surge – The Numbers Don’t Tell the Full Story

“We’re going to see more deaths in the very near future. We should all do our very best to slow it [transmission] as much as possible, because if the number of new infections is such that there are too many sick people for our health system to cope with, the health system will collapse. It will literally collapse.”

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Henry Ivarature - 2 Mar 2021

‘Hail to The Chief’ – Sir Michael Somare

Henry Ivarature reflects on the late Sir Michael Somare, founding father of Papua New Guinea and unrivalled Prime Minister

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Henry Ivarature - 25 Feb 2021

Has the ‘Pacific way’ lost its way?

Pacific leaders must put human security at the top of their agenda to guide the region through the current turbulence, Henry Ivarature writes.

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Henry Ivarature - 5 Feb 2021

PNG’s power plays and political sideshows

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is looking to hold onto leadership by the skin of his teeth, but he cannot afford to be distracted from the major challenges facing his country, Henry Ivarature writes.

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