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, […]

Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism (Australian Strategic Policy Institute)

Our near abroad: Australia and Pacific islands regionalism – Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin “Australia isn’t a member of the Pacific islands region by virtue of its geographic boundaries, but the decision-making scope of the Pacific Islands Forum makes us the largest and most influential member of the regional family. This dichotomy has produced a ‘bifocal’ view of Pacific islands regionalism that was occasionally controversial but generally regarded as an important source of strength.” Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin. 2011. “Our near abroad Australia and Pacific islands regionalism”. Australian Strategic Policy Institute: 1-84

Oceanic Encounters: A Prelude (ANU Press)

Oceanic Encounters: A Prelude – Margaret Jolly and Serge Tcherkézoff “This volume explores encounters, those encounters between indigenous peoples of the Pacific and foreigners during that longue durée of exploration, colonisation and settlement, from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. By highlighting the idea of encounter we hope to stress the mutuality inherent in such meetings of bodies, and of minds.” Jolly, Margaret and Serge Tcherkézoff. 2009. « Oceanic Encounters: A Prelude ». In Margaret Jolly, Serge Tcherkézoff and Darrell Tryon, dir., Oceanic Encounters: Exchange, Desire, Violence. ANU Press: 1-36.

Foreign Policy Orientation of Small Island States: An Evaluation of the Foreign Policies of Vanuatu and the Maldives (University of Canterbury)

Foreign Policy Orientation of Small Island States: An Evaluation of the Foreign Policies of Vanuatu and the Maldives – Ali Khaleel “Guided by the framework for evaluation suggested by G.A. Raymond, this thesis attempted to evaluate the foreign policies of Vanuatu and the Maldives to determine whether there is any justification to argue in favour of multilateralism, regionalism or bilateralism as the most effective foreign policy strategy for small island states, a sub-group wi thin the category of small states. (…) The evaluation revealed that multilateralism was more effective overall in contributing towards the security and sovereignty related objectives and the […]