A Pacific community will require policy change (Australian Strategic Policy Institute)

A Pacific community will require policy change – Nic Maclellan “Australia’s ongoing ties to the Pacific are driven by geography and history. Pacific governments certainly welcome new openings on labour mobility and Australian security support for maritime surveillance, counterterrorism and transnational crime. But on a range of other political and security issues, there are fundamental differences.” Read more: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/pacific-community-will-require-policy-change/

A Warning from the Center of the World: Pacific Nation Kiribati Is Disappearing as Sea Level Rises (Democracy Now!)

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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.

Measuring peace in the Pacific – Addressing SDG16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions (Institute for Economics & Peace)

Measuring peace in the Pacific – Addressing SDG16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Murray Ackman, Dr Andrea Abel van Es. and Daniel Hyslop “This report aims to measure peace in the Pacific. It also seeks to enhance our understanding of the existing data and capacity to measure Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report is part of a larger research project by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Outlined within the report is why Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16) is important to the Pacific, […]

What is Australia up to? (The World Today)

What is Australia up to? – Cleo Paskal Cleo Paskal outlines the growing influence of China towards Australia and stresses how Australia is dealing with it. Paskal, Cleo. 2017. “What is Australia up to?”. The World Today (october & november): 42-44

Security in Oceania in the 21st Century (Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies)

Security in Oceania in the 21st Century – Eric Shibuya and Jim Rolfe «Where there has been attention focused on security issues for small island states, they have tended towards what has happened or can happen to island states rather than what island states can do to enhance their own security outlook. Prominent discussions of security in general, or even of Asia-Pacific security, have not taken the concerns of island states into much account, if at all.» Shibuya, Eric and Jim Rolfe. 2003. Security in Oceania in the 21st Century. Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies : Hawaii

Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji (Lowy Institute For International Policy)

Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji – Anna Powles and Jose Sousa-Santos «The geopolitics of the Pacific Islands region is changing, including theemergence of the new Pacific regionalism. The traditional regionalsecurity orthodoxy is also changing. The Russian arms deal to Fiji hasunderlined the extent to which Australia and New Zealand facecompetition for access and influence from external players in theirrelations with Fiji. Since the normalisation of relations in 2014, Australiaand New Zealand have pursued a soft approach to engagement.» Powles, Anna et Jose Sousa-Santos. 2016. « Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji »Lowy Institute for International Policy (Juillet) […]

A Guidebook on Pacific Diplomacy: India Looks to the ‘Far East’ (Observer Research Foundation)

A Guidebook on Pacific Diplomacy: India Looks to the ‘Far East’ – Patrick Walsh « Since his assumption to power in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been slowly stretching the arm of the country’s foreign policy into Pacific waters in furtherance of the ‘Act East’ policy. While India’s relationship with the Pacific island states (read, not Australia and New Zealand) is quite unestablished, Modi is attempting to set the foundations for prosperous future cooperation. » Walsh, Patrick. 2017. « A Guidebook on Pacific Diplomacy: India Looks to the ‘Far East’ ». Observer Research Foundation 109 (Février) : 1-34

South Pacific: Gaining Prominence in Indian Foreign Policy Calculations (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses)

South Pacific: Gaining Prominence in Indian Foreign Policy Calculations – Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak «This backgrounder explores three issues: the strategic significance of the SouthPacific for India, the advantages that India enjoys over China in the region, andthe status of India’s relationship with Papua New Guinea in the light of therecent visit by President Mukherjee.» Chandrashekhar Oak, Niranjan. 2016. “South Pacific: Gaining Prominence in Indian Foreign Policy Calculations”. Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses: 1-9

France and the South Pacific. Political, economic and strategic issues (Politique étrangère)

France and the South Pacific. Political, economic and strategic issues – Georges Ordonnaud « The best way for France to retain a pre-eminent position among the nations of this zone, would be by initiating and guiding joint policy of cooperation and responsibility in all fields. But France must succeed in being accepted as neighbour and natural ally rather than considered as European intruder with colonialist and militarist designs.» Ordonnaud, Georges. 1987. « La France et le Pacifique Sud. Enjeux politiques, économiques et stratégiques ». Politique étrangère n°1 – 52ᵉannée : 35-46

Worker Exploitation in New Zealand : A Troubling Landscape (The University of Auckland)

Worker Exploitation in New Zealand : A Troubling Landscape – Christina Stringer “The purpose of this study is to investigate worker exploitation in New Zealand. This project comprised two stages. The first stage was a desk review of secondary sources to understand what we know (2005 to 2015) about worker exploitation in New Zealand. The second stage involved 105 semi-structured interviews with workers – predominantly temporary migrant workers – from a range of industries.” Stringer, Christina. 2016. « Worker Exploitation in New Zealand : A Troubling Landscape », The University of Auckland : 1- 63