Crowded and complex: The changing geopolitics of the South Pacific – Joanne Wallis

“Australia faces an increasingly crowded and complex geopolitical environment in the South Pacific. While the most important external powers in the region have traditionally been Australia, New Zealand, the US and France, which have long worked together as partners, a number of new powers are increasingly active, most notably China, Russia, Indonesia, Japan and India. South Pacific states, particularly Papua New Guinea and Fiji, are emerging as regional powers to constrain Australian influence.”
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Wallis, Joanne. 2017. "Crowded and complex: The changing of the South Pacific", Australian Strategic Policy Institute: 5-28

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