The Marshall Islands makes call for climate finance at G7 (Radio New Zealand)

The Marshall Islands makes call for climate finance at G7 The president of the Marshall Islands spoke at the G7 summit and call on the world’s wealthiest democracies to take actions in order to fight climate change. Read more: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/359345/the-marshall-islands-makes-call-for-climate-finance-at-g7

Asia Pacific Bulletin : Strategic Overview of Oceania (East-West Center)

Asia Pacific Bulletin : Strategic Overview of Oceania – Cleo Paskal The East-West Center released Asia Pacific Bulletins aiming to highlight key issues facing Oceania in 2018. The first article is a strategic overview of Oceania by Dr Cleo Paskal: “The confluence of major changes in all three of the ‘3 geos’ (geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geophysical) is making the strategic picture in Oceania increasingly complex.” Paskal Cleo. 2018. “Asia Pacific Bulletin : Strategic Overview of Oceania”. Asia Pacific Bulletins (n°413). East-West Center : Washington.

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/

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, […]

Cop23 UN climate talks: Everything you need to know (Climate Home News)

Cop23 UN climate talks: Everything you need to know – Jocelyn Timperley Two initiatives pushed by Fiji were approved during the COP23 : the Gender Action Plan promotes gender equality in climate action, and the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform supports the sharing of best practices on mitigation and adaptation. Read More: http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/11/20/everything-you-need-to-know-about-fiji-in-bonn-un-climate-talks/

A high-tech map to combat illegal fishing in the Pacific (Tahiti Infos)

globalfishingwatch.org/map/ A high-tech map to combat illegal fishing in the Pacific – Jacques Franc de Ferrière An interactive map tracks the activity of industrial fishing vessels, allowing concerned governments to monitor their exclusive economic zone. What is to notice is that there is a very high concentration of fishing boats around the borders of French Polynesia. Read More: http://www.tahiti-infos.com/Une-carte-high-tech-pour-lutter-contre-la-peche-illegale-dans-le-Pacifique_a166276.html

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

China’s Blue Book of Oceania (Australian National University)

China’s Blue Book of Oceania – Graeme Smith and Genghua Zhang «The Chinese government’s interest in Oceania bumped up another notch with the recent publication of the book’s second edition (Blue Book). Blue Books are made available to all government departments,stocked in Xinhua Bookstores across China, and are seen as the standard reference on any given topic.» Smith, Graeme et Genghua Zhang. 2015. « China’s Blue Book of Oceania » Australian National University 70

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

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