Source: Richard Ying and Tangui Morlier A roadmap for overseas The Ouverseas Blue Book was submitted on Thursday, June 28, and will indicate the French government’s guidelines for the Pacific region. The President insisted on the need to reinforce the “anchoring in the Indo-Pacific zone” of New Caledonia. Read more: https://www.lnc.nc/breve/une-route-wallet-for-outremers
Macron wants a balance against China in the Pacific The French President spoke in New Caledonia: “”In this part of the globe China is building its hegemony – it’s not a question of raising fears but to look at the reality. China has to be a partner for this region. (…) But if don’t organise ourselves, it will soon be a hegemony which will reduce our liberties, our opportunities which we will suffer.”. Read more: https://bit.ly/2J0uxfD
Asia Pacific Bulletin: The French Pacific Territories and Free Trade – Jeremy Ellero “The integration of the French territories into the wider drivers in Oceania would induce a modernization of the growth fundamentals and a homogenization of the level of economic development of the Pacific islands.” Ellero, Jeremy. 2018. “Asia Pacific Bulletin: The French Pacific Territories and Free Trade”. Asia Pacific Bulletins (n°421). East-West Center : Washington.
Asia Pacific Bulletin: The Role of the French Military on Key Issues for Oceania – Hélène Goiran “France has the second largest EEZ in the world (11 million square kilometers) located mainly in the Pacific (about 60%), and is responsible for protecting the fragile maritime environment and its extensive fishing, mineral, and energy resources.” Goiran, Hélène. 2018. “Asia Pacific Bulletin: The Role of the French Military on Key Issues for Oceania”. Asia Pacific Bulletins (n°416). East-West Center : Washington.
Valls and Jacob: the State has to anounce its choice on the referendum in New Caledonia “The state must take a stand on the referendum on independence in New Caledonia, said members of the Valls mission Tuesday night in Noumea, expressing their ‘attachment’ to its ties with France.” Read More: https://www.tahiti-infos.com/Valls-et-Jacob-pour-que-l-Etat-dise-son-choix-pour-le-referendum-en-N-Caledonie_a169305.html
Who will be able to vote in the referendum on independence in New Caledonia? “Senators agreed on the delicate issue of the composition of electoral lists, allowing the registration of additional electors for this historic appointment scheduled for November.”Annick Girardin, the Minister of Overseas, explains that the purpose is “(…) registering the maximum number of potential voters”. Read More: https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/polynesie/qui-pourra-voter-lors-du-referendum-independance-nouvelle-caledonie-559239.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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, […]
Worries as New Caledonia’s independence vote approaches – Alexandre Dayant Alexandre Dayant targets the political, economic and social instabilities surrounding the referendum year in New Caledonia; this instability is a French concern but also a regional one because of the strategic importance of this French territory. He then proposes “what can be done” to deal with it. Read more: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/worries-new-caledonia-independence-vote-approaches
The Coveted Oceania: History, Geopolitics and Society – Sémir Al Wardi, Jean-Marc Regnault and Jean-François Sabouret “This book, bringing together some forty specialists, analyzes this” coveted “Oceania, from the historical, political, religious, economic and cultural angle, trying to go beyond the myth (…), of paradise rediscovered islands, it retraces the irreconcilable lusts of a multitude of actors, sometimes unexpected, just as much as the hegemonic ambitions of the great powers.”. The table of contents is available on Protorp. Al Wardi, Sémir. Jean-Marc Regnault et Jean-François Sabouret. 2017. The Coveted Oceania: History, Geopolitics and Society. CNRS.
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