We need to start a more nuanced discussion on migration in this part of the world given the global discourse on this topic. Here Giff Johnson considers the issues from a north Pacific perspective, highlighting the little considered role of veterans returning to serve their own countries after years in the US military.
Riyad Mucadam reflects on several so called historic moments that took place in the Marshall Islands' Nitijela (parliament) during the past few weeks, one of them the placated, polite and procedural election of Dr. Hilda C. Heine as the new President.
After a visit to an urban school in Japan, Giff Johnson asks whether a program that integrates gardening and nutrition in their education should be replicated across the Pacific. Observers have found the program improves academic results and emotional stability.
Now that the UN has launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Tutti Chilton in Palau calls in this open letter for something of an energy revolution to focus on cheaper energy options for island states.
As Pacific nations find themselves accused on various international watch lists, Giff Johnson explores the tension between the cultural approach of keeping disputes or problems muted and its use at the political level to avoid dealing with necessary issues.
This feature by New Zealand journalist David Robie commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. Robie, who was on board the ship for more than 10 weeks of its last voyage, reflects about the Rainbow Warrior’s lasting legacy in the Pacific.