geopolitics

Pacific nations can’t be left behind at COP26

Four ANU experts warn that Pacific nations are at risk of being left behind in global climate negotiations if they aren’t a focus of the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow.

The China Alternative - Book Launch and Panel Discussion

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a hybrid event and will take place both, in-person as well as online.

Reconceptualizing Security in the Pacific and the Boe Declaration

Speaker: Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago

IB 2022/09 The Proposed Withdrawal of Micronesia from the PIF: One Year Later

This In Brief reviews events of the past year, after the five members of the Micronesian President’s Summit (MPS) — Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Nauru, Marshall Islands and Kiribati

WP 2022/01 Security Cooperation in the Pacific: Workshop Report

In November 2021 an online workshop was held to better understand security cooperation between partner states; between PICs themselves, and with their citizens; and between partners, PICs and citiz

International politics and climate security in small island developing states

Athaulla Rasheed’s doctoral research proposes to explore the impact of small island developing states (SIDS) in building international awareness about climate security. The research will particularly focus on the UN Security Council (UNSC) debates on climate change. While the UNSC has raised the issue of climate change as a potential security threat, climate security has not been institutionalised in the international security context.

IB 2022/01 Electing the First Woman to the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

This In Brief discusses gender politics in contemporary Federated States of Micronesia and the one instance of how a woman candidate was able to win a place in the Congress.

IB 2021/34 The Proliferation of External Geographies in Oceania: ‘It is Nice to be Relevant’

Oceania has become the subject of a proliferation of new policies towards it by external powers.

Statecraft on the Belt and Road: investigating China’s Grand Strategy in Melanesia

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious Chinese program to influence global affairs through geoeconomics. Since its inception in 2013, it has become fundamental to understanding China’s grand strategy. Eight years later the BRI has over 145 member countries, many of whom seek infrastructure development. This pre-submission seminar by Pete Connolly examines changes in Chinese statecraft across Timor-Leste, PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, since the introduction of the BRI in 2018 and 2019.

IB 2021/33 Pacific Regionalism: Opportunities and Challenges

For five decades, Pacific Island countries have used regionalism as a main vehicle to promote development and security.

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