Category Archives : United Kingdom


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 […]


China Filling the Pacific Vacuum

In a speech given on March 19, 2013 to the Pacific Islands Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the Papua New Guinea (PNG) High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Winnie Anna Kiap, stressed that the Pacific Islands region is witnessing increased competition by major powers seeking strategic influence in […]


The International Threat to National Sovereignty in Papua New Guinea

Prepared Remarks by Her Excellency Winnie A. Kiap High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Independent State of Papua New Guinea Before the Spring Ambassador Speaking Series Pacific Islands Society at SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)   I find in my interaction with the government as well as with the commercial sector in […]