regionalism

DP 2021/01 Fifty Years after the ‘Act of Free Choice’: The West Papua Issue in a Regional Context

Since the early 1970s the author has followed the development of the West Papua issue, first as field director of ANU’s New Guinea Research Unit and director of the National Research Institute of P

IB 2020/27 Pacific Island Leaders’ Addresses to the 2020 UN General Assembly in the Context of Big Power Competition Part Two: Special Concerns and Implications

This In Brief is the second in a two-part series on the Pacific Island leaders’ speeches delivered at the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2020.

IB 2020/26 Pacific Island Leaders’ Addresses to the 2020 UN General Assembly in the Context of Big Power Competition Part One: Shared Concerns and Implications

As strategic competition between China and traditional powers, particularly the US, rapidly unfolds in the Indo-Pacific region, it is worth examining the response of the Pacific Island countries (P

WP 2020/04 Decolonising American Micronesia

The writing of this Working Paper was prompted by the American decision in 2019 to renegotiate the Compacts of Free Association between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, t

‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’ launch

Today we are pleased to launch this manuscript by Dr Transform Aqorau titled ‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’

Fishing For Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism

This manuscript by Dr Transform Aqorau titled ‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’ is a personal account, in which Dr Aqorau describes the journey of the countries belonging to the

Regionalism and Colonialism in Contemporary Oceania

Regionalism in Oceania emerged in a context shaped both by the decolonization movement as well as the Cold War, the dynamics of which are still being played out today. This paper considers two cases of particular interest in current regional politics which illustrate a number of important contradictions in conventional approaches to the analysis of colonialism.

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