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Jose Sousa-Santos - 20 Apr 2021

Policing transnational and organised crime in the Pacific

In order to combat transnational crime in the Pacific, larger states must allow local partners to take the lead on development, Danielle Watson, Jose Sousa-Santos, and Loene M Howes write. The Pacific Island region is characterised by vast geographic expanses, porous maritime borders, and relatively small populations scattered across multiple islands, and it is growing…

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Development lessons for the security agenda: why local matters in the Pacific

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Maima Koro - 14 Apr 2021

Development lessons for the security agenda: why local matters in the Pacific

Maima Koro As Pacific governments seek to integrate their development and security strategies, it is important to consider local contexts, Maualaivao Maima Koro writes. The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous disruption and continues to do great damage in the Pacific Island region. However, the crisis has also forced policymakers to reconsider how they approach a…

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 8 April

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Hugh McClure - 8 Apr 2021

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 8 April

COVID-19 is running rampant through Papua New Guinea, whilst the vaccine rollout has begun in earnest through much of the Pacific, Hugh McClure writes.

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Australia and security in the Pacific Islands

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James Batley - 8 Apr 2021

Australia and security in the Pacific Islands

James Batley   Do policy differences matter to Australia’s security ambitions?   Australia is still playing a leading role in regional security, despite differences with Pacific Island nations on climate change mitigation and the presence of China in the region, James Batley writes.   Australia’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper set out a vision of “helping to…

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Saving coastal fisheries in the Pacific: food, livelihoods and community security

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Joeli Veitayako - 1 Apr 2021

Saving coastal fisheries in the Pacific: food, livelihoods and community security

Joeli Veitayaki Fisheries in the Pacific are at risk, and require a unified regional response in order to be preserved for future generations, Joeli Veitayaki writes. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of healthy coastal fisheries for the cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of Pacific Islanders. Protecting coastal fisheries is critical for the security…

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 25 March

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Hugh McClure - 25 Mar 2021

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: 25 March

COVID-19 is running rampant through Papua New Guinea, whilst the vaccine rollout has begun in earnest through much of the Pacific, Hugh McClure writes.

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