• Union sundown

    Kerryn Baker     |      January 2, 2024

    The Falepili Union and previous flexible sovereignty arrangements show potential for innovation even as the Pacific faces serious and complex challenges, originating from both within and outside the region.

  • An Indigenous ocean

    Damon Salesa     |      January 1, 2024

    Geopolitical inequalities in the Pacific should be taken into account in research, scholarship and analysis in the region.

  • Vanua in the age of climate change

    Afeeya Akhand     |      December 8, 2023

    Great power rivalry and climate-induced migration are frequently discussed in discourse about the effects of climate change in the Pacific, but we must not forget the implications for human security.

  • America in the Pacific

    Richard Clark     |      November 22, 2023

    The USA emphasised a ‘whole-of-government effort’ in engaging with the Pacific at the US Institute of Peace’s Interorganizational Global Forum on security cooperation in the Pacific islands in September.

  • The Pacific looms large in climate policy

    Sarina Theys     |      November 11, 2023

    Although Pacific island countries barely contribute to global warming, they stand at the frontline

  • Loss and damage

    Isabella Massa     |      November 8, 2023

    The PIF Leaders’ Meeting is an important chance to jolt the world into action on a climate Loss and Damage Fund after decades of fighting for justice.

  • Caught in the great divide

    Henryk Szadziewski     |      November 7, 2023

    Pacific Islands Forum members will face challenging conversations about the prickly US-China relationship and its effect on the region in their meeting this week.

  • Road to nowhere?

    Maima Koro     |      November 6, 2023

    The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting this week takes place amid a changing dynamic of security and development in the region.

  • The pros and cons of Pacific tourism

    Denis Tolkach     |      November 3, 2023

    Pacific Islands were likened to paradise by early European travellers. The climate, the nature, and the hospitality of local people make Pacific Islands seemingly perfect tourist destinations. Yet, the development and the impact of tourism among the Pacific Islands is very complex.

  • Promoting science in the Pacific

    Open Forum     |      October 27, 2023

    An ambitious plan to co-design and establish a Pacific academy of sciences and humanities has gained strong support from more than 60 scholars from across the Pacific meeting in Samoa.

  • Fish farming in PNG

    Yolande Hutchinson     |      October 26, 2023

    A UNSW Sydney researcher has received $2.6 million in funding to expand fish farming and its positive social impact in Papua New Guinea.

  • Renewing police connections in the Pacific

    John Coyne     |      October 23, 2023

    Australia should invest in strengthening its support and connections with policing in the Pacific to improve social stability on troubled islands and prevent China offering to fill a security void to pursue its own expansionist agenda.