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Admin - 2 Jun 2022

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: June 2022

More than two years into the pandemic, COVID-19 has now been officially recorded in every Pacific Island country, and more countries are looking to re-open their international borders as vaccination rates edge higher.

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The Pacific’s pandemic entrepreneurialism

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Apisalome Movono - 31 May 2022

The Pacific’s pandemic entrepreneurialism

Pacific communities have been adaptable and innovative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with some support they could do even more, Regina Scheyvens and Apisalome Movono write. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the economies of tourism-reliant Pacific Island states hard. But the pandemic has also helped to create – or bring to the fore…

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Women’s inclusion in the Bougainville negotiations

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Michael Kabuni - 24 May 2022

Women’s inclusion in the Bougainville negotiations

Women’s voices are needed in post-referendum Bougainville negotiations to ensure lasting peace, Michael Kabuni and Ancuţa Hansen write. In a non-binding referendum in late 2019, 97.7 per cent of Bougainvilleans voted for independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Yet despite independence being an issue of concern for the whole community in both PNG and Bougainville, women have largely…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 18 May 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 18 May 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 18 May 2022

Fiji has found itself caught in the middle of a dispute between the United States and a Russian oligarch, whilst a major new Australia and New Zealand-backed tuna processing plant has been announced for the Solomon Islands. The Russian superyacht Amadea has been embroiled in a series of court cases and appeals, as American and Fijian authorities…

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: May 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 5 May 2022

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: May 2022

Many Pacific countries are beginning to open their international borders, but the persistent presence of COVID-19 is complicating plans.

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 2 May 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 2 May 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 2 May 2022

Accurate as of 12pm AEST Wednesday 27th of April Welcome to the second edition of Security Snapshots; our summary of key security issues and events shaping the Pacific – and what lies ahead. This will be a short and snappy take on security across the Pacific region so you can stay informed of what’s happening in…

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