Category Archives : Foreign Policy


Future of Australia-Fiji Relations: An Interview with Jenny Hayward-Jones 1

In December 2007, you wrote of the importance of Australia taking leadership in governance and diplomacy, and the value of demonstrating respect in relations with Melanesia. In that article, you were particularly referencing progress in relations between Australia-Solomon Islands and Australia-Papua New Guinea. Therein, you claimed there is a need for Australia to match extensive […]


State Department Must Send Right Signals at Pacific Islands Forum

Is the United States upping its diplomatic engagement in the Pacific? One would think so, given rumors that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is considering heading to the Cook Islands for next month’s Pacific Island Forum (PIF). The problem: Her attendance could send the wrong message to regional partners; thereby undermining U.S. influence in […]