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IB 2021/31 Ain’t No Sunshine when Xi’s Gone: What’s behind China’s Declining Aid to the Pacific?

The much-awaited update to the Pacific Aid Map showed a sharp drop in China’s 2019 aid spend in the Pacific, despite the pressing development needs presented by COVID-19.

From Promise to Practice? The Blue Economy and Sustainable Ocean Development in the Pacific

The blue economy has burst onto the global stage as the latest trend in ocean governance and management. Promoted as an agenda of sustainable ocean development, the blue economy promises to drive improved engagement with oceans across social, economic and environmental dimensions. Of particular allure is the agenda’s assertion that socioeconomic development can be decoupled from environmental degradation, enabling an expansion and intensification of ocean industries with supposedly minimal impact on marine ecosystems.

DP 2021/03 Uncertainties as New Caledonia Prepares for Its Final Independence Referendum

France’s decision to hold the third and final independence referendum in New Caledonia under 1998 Nouméa Accord provisions on 12 December 2021 means that on that day, the Accord expires, along with

IB 2021/28 Oceanic Diplomacy: Popo and Supu Diplomacy in the Modern State of Solomon Islands

This In Brief is part of a miniseries on Oceanic diplomacy introduced in In Brief 2021 / 23.

IB 2021/23 Oceanic Diplomacy: An Introduction

When practitioners and scholars think of diplomacy in the Pacific context they usually have in mind the diplomacy of the post-independent Pacific Island states or the diplomacy of larger powers wit

IB 2021/22 The Case for Enhanced Australian Engagement with the Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is situated in a strategic area on the northern frontline of China’s push into the Pacific region.

IB 2021/21 China–Pacific Tourism Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges

Tourism is a pillar industry in the Pacific, contributing 11.1 per cent of the region’s GDP, or US$3.8 billion, and creating 131,010 jobs in 2018 (South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) 2019:3).

Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China

This presentation is part of the DPA seminar series

Research on China’s diplomacy and other activities in the Pacific has grown in recent years. What is less discussed is the rapid development of Pacific Studies and related activities in China. Based on the author’s original research, this seminar will discuss these developments and focus on the research-policy nexus.

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Mapping Security Cooperation in the Pacific Islands - Research Report

In the 2018 Boe Declaration on Regional Security, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders recognised that the Pacific Islands region is facing ‘an increasingly complex regional security environment dri

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