Asia Pacific Bulletin: The United States is Losing the Pacific – Ben Bohane
“From a Pacific Islands perspective the United States is no longer visible, apart from an annual “Pacific Partnership” visit by the US navy. Washington rarely sends high‐level diplomats to visit Pacific nations, and does not attend the most important regional gatherings, such as the annual meeting of island leaders known as the Pacific Island Forum (PIF).”APB-Bohane
Bohane, Ben. 2018. "The United States is Losing the Pacific". Asia Pacific Bulletins (n°414). East-West Center : Washington.