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By Julia Hollingsworth, CNN When China announced it had inked a security pact with a tiny Pacific island nation this week, there was little...

A drop in the ocean? Organised crime dynamics in Pacific Island countries

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By Tess Cain Although Pacific Island countries do not experience high levels of criminality, shifts in transnational dynamics are changing the region’s organised crime landscape....

WWF-Pacific launches Great Sea Reef report

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Human rights concerns in West Papua: Pacific Elders’ Voice statement

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Solomon Islands’ security pact with China raises the question – is Australia the partner...

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New Pacific climate change-related qualifications aim to strengthen the region’s resilience

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Two new Technical and Vocational Education and Training certificate qualifications were launched earlier this month by the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Pacific Adaptation to Climate...

Commitments announced during 7th Our Ocean Conference

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John Kerry says the Ocean is finally getting the attention it deserves in the...

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By Amy Gunia John Kerry is a lifelong ocean lover and a long-time advocate for their protection. It’s this passion which led the U.S. Special...

Canberra’s tired old script has led to a less democratic Solomon Islands and a...

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By Celsus Irokwato Talifilu China must be hoping that Australia persists in its “business as usual” approach to Solomon Islands. An appeasement policy by Australia...

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