diplomacy

IB 2021/28 Oceanic Diplomacy: Popo and Supu Diplomacy in the Modern State of Solomon Islands

This In Brief is part of a miniseries on Oceanic diplomacy introduced in In Brief 2021 / 23.

IB 2021/23 Oceanic Diplomacy: An Introduction

When practitioners and scholars think of diplomacy in the Pacific context they usually have in mind the diplomacy of the post-independent Pacific Island states or the diplomacy of larger powers wit

IB 2021/21 China–Pacific Tourism Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges

Tourism is a pillar industry in the Pacific, contributing 11.1 per cent of the region’s GDP, or US$3.8 billion, and creating 131,010 jobs in 2018 (South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) 2019:3).

Afghanistan: China’s Critical Jigsaw Piece

With the situation in Afghanistan fast unravelling, China will be keen to become the main external player to replace the Americans. But it won’t be plain sailing for Beijing.

Does Australia have a ‘one China’, ‘two Chinas’ or ‘one China, one Taiwan’ policy – or all three?

Australia’s current position reflects a curious Confucian obfuscation between a foreign policy that recognises one China and a strategic policy that doesn’t.

Putin, Xi friendship ‘driven by their hatred for West’

The conjoining of Beijing and Moscow’s strategic ambitions increases the potential for conflict in the world.

IB 2021/09 Chinese Scholarly Interest in the Pacific

This In Brief examines the level of Chinese scholarly interest in Pacific Island countries (PICs), presents the main research themes explored by Chinese scholars and describes the policy-driven nat

IB 2021/08 Small Island Developing States Drive a Green Post-COVID-19 Recovery Agenda

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the existential threat of climate change for small island developing states (SIDS) remains.

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.

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