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.
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.
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.
Instead of continuing down the path of individual nations negotiating separate deep-sea mining deals, a Forum leaders declaration on the issue at the regional level, could ensure fairer returns for Pacific islands states, writes Giff Johnson.