Pacific Security Snapshot: 27 September 2022

Security Snapshot
Australia Pacific Security College - 27 Sep 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 27 September 2022

The security stories shaping the region Environmental disasters are dominating Pacific security concerns and some of the last of the region’s COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. The Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting (PDRRMM), hosted by the Fiji Government in Nadi on 16 September, concluded with the establishment of a regional Humanitarian Assistance and…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 13 September 2022

Security Snapshot
Australia Pacific Security College - 13 Sep 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 13 September 2022

Election uncertainty is featuring in news across the Pacific, while several countries in the region are wrestling with environmental security challenges. Tensions have continued in Solomon Islands, with a moratorium announced on foreign navy vessels, following controversy around an American coast guard vessel which was denied entry to Honiara for a scheduled port call three…

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Speaking up to end plastic pollution

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Trisia Farrelly - 12 Sep 2022

Speaking up to end plastic pollution

Speaking up to end plastic pollution Ensuring Pacific voices are heard Important negotiations are ongoing to establish a global plastic waste treaty, but Pacific voices need support to ensure they’re heard, Trisia Farrelly writes. There is consensus amongst Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) on the need for an effective and comprehensive binding plastic pollution…

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Has COVID-19 deepened West Papua’s HIV epidemic?

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Jenny Munro - 29 Aug 2022

Has COVID-19 deepened West Papua’s HIV epidemic?

In West Papua, HIV and social inequality go hand in hand, and COVID-19 has made things even worse, Jenny Munro, Els Rieke Tieneke Katmo, and Yustina Wambrauw write. HIV is rife in West Papua. The Indonesian province is reported to have the highest levels of infection outside of West Africa, with Indigenous peoples particularly affected. Rampant social…

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It’s time for Pacific security collaboration to tackle the region’s growing drug crisis

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Kuliniasi Ligaitamana Tukutukuwaqa - 22 Aug 2022

It’s time for Pacific security collaboration to tackle the region’s growing drug crisis

It’s time for Pacific law enforcement agencies to work together, rather than trying to combat the region’s growing drug crisis in isolation, Kuliniasi Ligaitamana Tukutukuwaqa writes. Law enforcement agencies in the Pacific can no longer afford to work in isolation. Transnational organised criminal syndicates have long used the Pacific in the past as a transit point for…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 18 August 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 18 Aug 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 18 August 2022

The security stories shaping the region Democracy is in the news as James Marape has secured another term as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea after a controversial election, whilst Manasseh Sogavare of Solomon Islands has attempted to defer his country’s election one full year. James Marape was elected unopposed as Prime Minister of Papua…

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