Political instability in Papua New Guinea

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Henry Ivarature - 13 Jul 2022

Political instability in Papua New Guinea

A former leader has pointed to the length of prime ministerial terms as an indicator of stability in Papua New Guinea, but this does not tell the whole story, Henry Ivarature writes. “There must be political stability to bring development”, argued Paias Wingti, Governor of Western Highlands Province and former prime minister of Papua New Guinea, in…

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Can Oceanic diplomacy solve the Pacific’s maritime disputes?

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Anna Naupa - 11 Jul 2022

Can Oceanic diplomacy solve the Pacific’s maritime disputes?

The Mota Lava Treaty between Solomon Islands and Vanuatu shows how traditional Oceanic diplomacy can be incorporated into current practice, Anna Naupa writes. On 7 October 2016, neighbouring countries Vanuatu and Solomon Islands signed a historic maritime boundary agreement after 33 years of negotiations. This significant occasion marked the end of more than a century of the…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 7 July 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 7 Jul 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 7 July 2022

The security stories shaping the region. It’s election season in the Pacific! Campaigning has begun in earnest in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, whilst results have been announced in the French Overseas Territories. The build-up to Fiji and Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) national elections has begun, with both countries potentially heading to polls in the…

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COVID-19 – the Pacific response: July 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 5 Jul 2022

COVID-19 – the Pacific response: July 2022

The Health Authority of Papua New Guinea’s most populous province has had to shutter its doors, whilst nearly one-third of Nauru’s population has been detected with COVID-19.

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Social media in Fiji’s national election

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Jope Tarai - 30 Jun 2022

Social media in Fiji’s national election

The upcoming Fijian election offers a prime opportunity to more effectively utilise social media to increase political participation amongst disaffected groups, Jope Tarai writes.

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Pacific Wayfinder: Social Media Security (Part One)

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Eliorah Malifa - 29 Jun 2022

Pacific Wayfinder: Social Media Security (Part One)

Facebook has provided new economic and social opportunities for the region. It has also raised questions around the impact of disinformation, digital literacy and media censorship on the region’s security.

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