Pacific Security Snapshot: 23 June 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 23 Jun 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 23 June 2022

A deal to preserve the Pacific Islands Forum was the major security story of the fortnight, while Fiji has offered a sobering reminder of the impacts of climate change to world leaders.

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Why PNG’s 2022 election is facing controversy

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Henry Ivarature - 21 Jun 2022

Why PNG’s 2022 election is facing controversy

Papua New Guinea’s 2022 election has only just started, but its integrity is already under attack, Henry Ivarature and Michael Kabuni write.

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Culture as a foundation for development in the Pacific

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Apisalome Movono - 17 Jun 2022

Culture as a foundation for development in the Pacific

For too long, development partners in the Pacific have looked at customary systems as a barrier, when they should see it as the key to success, Apisalome Movono and Regina Scheyvens write. During the pandemic there have been extraordinary signs of resilience in Pacific Island states. This is despite the economic hardship caused by over…

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Climate change and the future of the United States-Marshall Islands relationship

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Laura Brewington - 10 Jun 2022

Climate change and the future of the United States-Marshall Islands relationship

The United States should renew its Compact of Free Association with Marshall Islands and do more to tackle climate change if it hopes to atone for historical injustices and counter China’s influence, Laura Brewington writes. Pacific Island states like the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) are among the first impacted by climate change. This not only…

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The rejection of China’s deal shows the Pacific will not be used as a geopolitical pawn

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Henry Ivarature - 9 Jun 2022

The rejection of China’s deal shows the Pacific will not be used as a geopolitical pawn

Pacific leaders have sent a strong message that countries who want to partner with them must treat them with respect and take action on climate change, writes Henry Ivarature Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is nearing the end of a marathon tour of eight Pacific states. By Saturday, he will have visited Solomon Islands, Fiji,…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 7 June 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 7 Jun 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 7 June 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s whirlwind trip around the Pacific has dominated headlines, whilst Papua New Guinea’s election is just around the corner.

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