Category Archives : United States


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 […]


The Pacific Island Development Forum Beyond ANZUS (Greg Poling)

Both Japan and South Korea have major interests in the Pacific Islands. How does the PIDF affect Japan and South Korea’s interests in the region? And, with the rising influence of China across the region, do you think that they should consider modifying their own approach to development aid to Pacific Island Countries? I don’t […]


Security Challenges in the West Philippine Sea

Prepared Remarks by His Excellency Enrique A. Manalo Ambassador to the Court of St. James Republic of the Philippines Before the Spring Ambassador Speaking Series Pacific Islands Society at SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 15 May 2013 “Security Challenges in the West Philippine Sea” [Revised 26 May 2013]   The Philippines is […]


Addressing the Future of Traditional and Non-Traditional Security in the Pacific Islands

Remarks by Mr. Solo Mara High Commissioner Republic of Fiji High Commission to the United Kingdom Before the Spring Ambassador Speaking Series Pacific Islands Society at SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) March 5, 2013 Introduction I am pleased to speak to you this evening on the future of traditional and non-traditional security […]


#StateDept #TechDiplomacy: Overlooking Protection of Endangered Languages in Pacific

According to UNESCO, “half of the 6,000 plus spoken languages today will disappear by the end of the century” if the world fails to take action to preserve endangered languages. The situation in the Pacific is particularly troubling. The Statistics section under the “Resources” tab of the Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger shows […]