As the United States and China offer competing economic visions for the Pacific, Kalafi Moala examines China's latest initiative following on from its Maritime Silk Route policy, suggesting there may be opportunities for the islands beyond economics.
In this second of a two-part blog, Kalafi Moala continues the discussion on the growing international movement of Pacific workers going overseas and its benefits for local and foreign economies.
In this first of a two-part blog, Kalafi Moala crunches the numbers around labor mobility and its growing benefits to Pacific island nations through the RSE and SWP initiatives.
In this second of a two-part blog, Kalafi Moala explores further the tension between newly elected leadership and conservative bureaucracies in the Pacific.
Kalafi Moala explores the tension between newly elected leadership and conservative bureaucracies in this first of a two-part blog.
What became apparent at the Pohiva-Bainimarama discourse is the setting of a new course in the way Pacific states are willing to carry out diplomatic relations. They are applying the Pacific way in which leaders can dialogue– without necessarily highlighting opposition on matters they differ on, writes Kalafi Moala.