Island geostrategy

Island geostrategy

Kaliopate Tavola asks if a 'stable regional order’ as envisioned by Australia and New Zealand is being achieved at a time when their inclusion in Pacific regional architecture is being questioned.
A hard choice, but a simple one

A hard choice, but a simple one

There’s nothing complicated about the MSG’s decision on whether to include West Papua as a member, but that doesn’t make it easy, writes Dan McGarry.
On be(com)ing happy

On be(com)ing happy

'A few days after cyclone Pam destroyed his home, a twelve-year-old boy taught me a paradoxical lesson about happiness,' writes Dan McGarry
Women as peacemakers during conflict

Women as peacemakers during conflict

Pacific women have played vital roles in peacemaking although they have been neither consulted, nor included, in formal peace talks. Betty Gigisi recalls how she and four other women risked their lives to meet Harold Keke in the height of the 1998- 2003 ethnic tension in the Solomon Islands.