With China's recent muscle flexing for territory in Asia, it's hard to believe that the resource-rich Pacific won’t soon be seeing greater interest from both China and Taiwan, writes Giff Johnson.
Countries in the region should not ignore continuing anti-democratic actions by the Nauru government, writes Giff Johnson.
If governments don’t start reinventing their development agendas and means of implementation, in 15 years’ time, we will again be lamenting the inability of our islands to make progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals soon to be adopted by the UN, says Giff Johnson.
An increasing number of atoll studies are not supporting the claim that “Pacific islands are sinking.” Giff Johnson discusses why the disconnect between scientific research and Pacific leaders’ statements about climate effects matters.
Mounting problems facing American states and territories attempting to meet needs of in-bound islanders need high-level engagement and action. Clearly legislation and policy action at the federal and state level would help, writes Giff Johnson.
Small island states that contribute little to the carbon problem globally need to change their ways as they are demanding of big nations. The apparent conflict between profiting from the oil company industry and demanding it be phased down must be addressed.