Oceania

IB 2022/16 A Decolonisation Test for France in the Pacific: The Third Referendum on Independence in New Caledonia Part 2: What Next?

In December 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, New Caledonians were faced with a third referendum provided for by the Nouméa Accord.

IB 2022/15 A Decolonisation Test for France in the Pacific: The Third Referendum on Independence in New Caledonia Part 1: The Controversial Vote

The Nouméa Accord of 1998 proposed a consensually negotiated interim governing framework in New Caledonia after intercommunal violence in the 1980s.

IB 2022/11 Sealed with Kava and Betel Nut: Lessons in Oceanic Diplomacy from the Mota Lava Treaty

This In Brief explores the case study of maritime boundary delineation negotiations between Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in order to provide insights into the role of Oceanic cultural diplomacy in c

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

Nuclear-Free Zones in the 1990s

Andrew Mack, ‘Nuclear-Free Zones in the 1990s’, IR Working Paper 1993/10, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National U

ANU VC launches Understanding Oceania

During his 11-14 June 2019 visit to Suva Professor Brian Schmidt, Australian National University Vice Chancellor launched Understanding Oceania, a book edited by DPA’s Stewart Firth and the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vijay Naidu.

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