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 Indo-Pacific geostrategic narrative is an uncomfortable one for Pacific leaders. In a quote posted on social media, Dame Meg Taylor, who was until recently the Secretary-General…

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

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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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‘Hail to The Chief’ – Sir Michael Somare

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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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Has the ‘Pacific way’ lost its way?

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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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PNG’s power plays and political sideshows

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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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PNG’s political game of thrones

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Henry Ivarature - 10 Dec 2020

PNG’s political game of thrones

Henry Ivarature The Pacific’s largest country continues to be rocked by political power plays, Henry Ivarature writes. The power tussle between Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape and Opposition Leader Belden Namah that started in parliament on 13 November is far from over. It appears to have become personal and vindictive. Marape’s determination…

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