Independence

IB2017/40 The New Caledonian Referendum on Independence Part 1: Historical Origins

In November 2018, the territorial community of New Caledonia will determine whether to become an independent state or remain under French sovereignty. With less than one

A New Era?

Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002.

IB2017/1 ‘Independence Doesn’t Have Any Meaning’: Disenchantment in Rural Papua New Guinea

This In Brief reports on recent research among the people who live in the shadow of Mt Wilhelm, PNG’s highest mountain, in the Kundiawa-Gembogl District, Chimbu

Oecusse’s Special Economic Zone and Local Governance

This In Brief provides an update on the initiative’s progress and examines how ZEESM is affecting local governance as of December 2015.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question.

PNG at 40: public lecture series

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) in partnership with the Papua New Guinea Canberra Students Association (PNGCSA) are hosting a series of public lectures to mark the 40th anniversary of the Papua New Guinea's independence.

Traditional Culture and Modern Politics

I have recently been revising my book, From the Mangrove Swamps, first published in 1988 by the Institute of Pacific Studies of the University of the South P

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