As PNG turns forty, Nik Soni looks back to the future at an immensely wealthy country, gradually taking on a greater role on the world stage. Looking beyond simplistic assessments that all is hopeless, he suggests there is reason to have confidence the people of PNG will effect the change necessary to overcome existing challenges.
Kaliopate Tavola examines the status of the EU-Pacific ACP Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in light of the latest EU trade policy reform, saying Pacific states will have to go back to the drawing board to work out the relative gains of the options they face.
Ben Bohane was with the cast and crew of 'Tanna' as it premiered at one of the world's most prestigious film festivals. He gives a fascinating glimpse of the long journey from Vanuatu to Venice.
Giff Johnson argues that going along with the current aid strategies imposed by foreign donors is undermining the resilience that already exists in the Pacific islands.
Starting next week, Justice Sey will preside over arguably the biggest corruption case ever in Vanuatu, involving 16 parliamentarians from the government side. Kiery Manassah considers the possible ways in which the scenario could unfold.
Kaliopate Tavola discusses the issues central to the future of the WTO. As a former WTO permanent representative, he says despite all overtures at reforming it, this global international organization is fracturing and may be beyond repair.