Pacific

IB 2020/31 The Role of Social Media in New Caledonia’s Referendums on Self-determination

The French Pacific collectivity of New Caledonia has held two referendums on its political status under the 1998 Noumea Accord, on 4 November 2018 and 4 October 2020.

IB 2020/29 China’s Media Strategy in the Pacific

This paper analyses how China has both used its own media outlets and engaged with Pacific media organisations to ‘tell the China story’ in the region in recent years.

‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’ launch

Today we are pleased to launch this manuscript by Dr Transform Aqorau titled ‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’

Fishing For Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism

This manuscript by Dr Transform Aqorau titled ‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’ is a personal account, in which Dr Aqorau describes the journey of the countries belonging to the

IB 2020/20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Papua Province: An Increase in Case Numbers and the Challenges Ahead

Though some provinces in Indonesia have seen a decline in new COVID-19 cases or begun to show signs of stabilisation, others’ numbers continue to increase.

IB 2020/10 China’s Coronavirus ‘COVID-19 Diplomacy’ in the Pacific

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is spreading to Pacific Island countries (PICs), posing a severe threat to their economies and human security. Donors are aiding the region.

Appel à contributions : Série PIPSA sur le thème “Démocratie, Souveraineté et Auto-Détermination dans le Pacifique

Le Département des Affaires Pacifiques (DPA) de l’Université Nationale d’Australie (ANU) a le plaisir de lancer un appel à contributions pour son dossier Spécial “PIPSA” à paraître en Juillet/Aout 2019.

IB 2020/04 American Strategic Considerations Drive Compact Negotiations in Micronesia: Part 1

In a flurry of activity over the last nine months, the United States has rediscovered the strategic value of the freely associated states in Micronesia.

IB 2020/03 Assessing China’s Climate Change Aid to the Pacific

Climate change is the single greatest challenge faced by Pacific Island countries (PICs) (PIF Secretariat 2018:10).

IB 2020/02 Growing Academic Interest in the Pacific — Pacific Research Centres in China

China’s diplomatic activities in the Pacific, which include President Xi Jinping’s visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) in November 2018 and the third China–Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) Economic Dev

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