Indonesia: Too many 'unforced errors'
The growing militarisation of the South China Sea
Indonesia: We don’t have to be condemned to crisis
Indonesia: 'Crisis-prone' refers to the past, not necessarily the future
Indonesia: engagement through communication and culture has barely begun
Are we on the threshold of a United States of Europe?
Indonesians are not that culturally 'sensitive', so let's move on
Taiwan-China relations (part 1): Continuity or renewed tensions?
Understanding the whats, hows and whys of Chinese foreign policymakers
Cambodia's coming 'colour revolution'?: Border dispute with Vietnam tests stability
What if Beijing and Washington understood each other perfectly...but still clashed?
Julie Bishop talks soft power at the Lowy Institute, but where was digital diplomacy?
The stories we never hear from Papua
Don't blame Obama for ISIS
China's worldview, in six parts
South China Sea: Washington says one thing but Beijing hears another
Putin's pivot: The Russians are coming to Asia
Was India's special-forces raid into Myanmar a signal to China and Pakistan?
Al Jazeera poll shows alarming levels of support for ISIS
Shangri La Dialogue: Ash Carter strikes determined, reasonable tone
Cambodia pays its China dues
What Abbott will do: Foreign policy, aid
South Pacific linkage: Fiji and the UN, PNG, Fretilin, Samoa, China and more
17 July 2012 3:34PM
The number of Fiji military and police personnel deployed on UN operations
increased by 29%
between April 2011 and May 2012. Fiji contributed more UN peacekeepers than Australia, Canada and New Zealand combined.
China's role in the Pacific Islands continues to get attention. Islands Business has two great pieces looking at
China's aid and investment
soft power influence across the region
In PNG's election,
Delilah Gore is the last remaining female candidate in the race
. If she maintains her lead, she will be
PNG's 5th ever female MP
and will have her work cut out for her in the world of
PNG 'big man' politics
Timor-Leste experienced violent incidents over the weekend
thought to be related to the
decision not to include Fretilin in a new governing coalition
. Unrest aside, the new parliament and prime minister face
a host of challenges
With Prime Minister Tuilaepa touting China as
a more 'flexible' alternative to traditional Pacific powers
such as the US, Australia and New Zealand,
Samoa's relationship with Beijing goes from strength to strength
The Pacific Islands' reputation as a cultural and creative hub continues to flourish with reports that the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts, held in the Solomon Islands,
has been a huge success
PNG suffers one of the worst rates of domestic violence in the world
. This sobering video report from Al Jazeera tries to find out why.
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