When does corruption become a regional issue?

Sam Koim poses a valid question in light of the growing incidence of corruption and the erosion of rule of law in our region. Australia and New Zealand have a vested interest in the answer as well.
Having the confidence to change

Having the confidence to change

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.
Fisheries as foreign policy

Fisheries as foreign policy

The United States Multilateral Fisheries Treaty benefitted the United States and not Pacific island governments because the conditions for equity based on resource ownership and appropriate sharing were not considered in the treaty, writes Walter Diamana.
Reinventing the wheel once more

Reinventing the wheel once more

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.
Restoring forestry and fisheries after cyclone Pam

Restoring forestry and fisheries after cyclone Pam

Lai Sakita proposes some long-term solutions to restoring forestry and fisheries on Tanna to help develop local production capacity and ensure long-term sustainability after cyclone Pam. Tanna island was one of the worst-hit areas in Vanuatu.
The future we want

The future we want

In his latest op-ed piece, President of the Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. writes that environmental health, food security and economic prosperity are the very essence of sustainable development to establish a foundation for the future we want.