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Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges

Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges is Nic Maclellan’s critical response to Damien Kingsbury’s recent opinion piece Gillard takes Pacific shopping list to regional forum. Readers must register with Crikey.com.au to read these posts.

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Paper presented by Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Defence on the 2013 Defence White Paper

On Thursday 9 August 2012, the Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith MP, delivered a speech at the Lowy Institute on how the Australian Government is addressing defence challenges ahead in the next Defence White Paper.DOWNLOAD PDF Continue reading

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China’s power in the Pacific

Dr Graeme Smith (China Research Centre, UTS and SSGM) in The Conversation.

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Center for Oceanian Studies established at Sun Yat-Sen University (中山大学 -大洋洲研究中心)

On 2 July 2012, a new Center for Oceanian Studies (大洋洲研究中心) was established at Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) (中山大学) in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. It is the first centre in China dedicated to the study of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand … Continue reading

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Complex Uncertainties in the Australian Hinge of the Pacific Pivot

Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly Report—Contributor’s blog entry for Austral Peace and Security.

Washington’s Pacific pivot is essentially a matter of the Obama administration drawing a line under the distractions of the Bush-era disasters of Iraq and Afghanistan, and re-focusing strategic planning on the rise of Chinese economic, political and military power… Continue reading

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Pacific tilting west to PNG – and Super Power rivalry

A new post by Prof. Wadan Narsey (USP) to AUT’s Pacific Scoop. For more articles by Prof. Narsey, see the Fiji section of ANU’s SSGM Program.

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Pacific Buzz (April 18): Latest from PNG | Internet benefits | Labour mobility | Managing tuna…and more

A roundup of development policy issues in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. Papua New Guinea update There is no sign that the levels of political intensity will decline any time soon in Papua New Guinea. Conflicts and tensions, both new and old, are evident at institutional and individual levels, with the results playing out on the floor of Parliament (the Speaker […] Continue reading

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Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism

This report by Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin suggests that with Chinese influence in the region rising, the US appears to doubt that Australia can deliver on South Pacific issues. Australia is losing influence over collective decision-making in the South … Continue reading

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