International treaty examination of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters on PACER-Plus on the 19th of March of 2018.
A Warning from the Center of the World: Pacific Nation Kiribati Is Disappearing as Sea Level Rises Democracy Now! focuses on the former President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, and how he faced the issue of sea level rises. Kiribati raises the question of the growing number of climate immigrants due to climate change, and the challenges that arose from it.
“We are big ocean states.” – Dame Meg Taylor, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, talks about the “blue Pacific” concept to explain regionalism between Pacific Islands Countries and how they should be apprehended as consolidated “big ocean states”.
Faa’a feruri : les racines du CEP, par Jean-Marc REGNAULT Jean-Marc REGNAULT, universty teacher specialized in contemporary polynesian history lectured us on the origins of the french nuclear testing center (CEP). Why was France eager to have the atomic bomb? How and why our country got chosen for this toxic endeavour ? What measures and processes were put into place to ensure that CEP would not be disrupted ?
AP 360: The Strategic Significance of Oceania with Cleo Paskal Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), discusses how Oceania is changing and what it means for Canada, which has had a very limited presence in the region. Covering almost 1/6th of the planet’s surface, the Pacific island countries occupy a highly strategic and economically important zone between the Americas and Asia. And with increasing global multi-polarity, the 14 member states of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) are being seen as substantially more pivotal than ever before.
Amb. C. Lechervy. What Geopolitics of the Pacific? Christian Lechervy, Ambassador of France to the Pacific Community (SPC), answers all the questions about Geopolitics of the Pacific(s): the common beliefs on the region and its geopolitical aspect, the relevant numbers about geopolitics of the Pacific(s), the key actors of the region and the geopolitical stakes that Pacific actors face.