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  • 20 Jan 2017 17:14

    Who's who in Taiwan's Trump delegation

    Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has sent an 11-strong cross-party delegation to today’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, urging them interact with and thank Trump.

  • 20 Jan 2017 17:06

    Will Modi and Trump get along?

    The story of Narendra Modi's rise to power in India sounds eerily familiar today. And at first glance, Modi and President-elect Donald Trump should be natural allies.

  • 20 Jan 2017 15:08

    Obama's legacy: Bold leadership on climate

    Battling climate change was a signature issue of President Barack Obama’s tenure, particularly during the his second term.

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The Melanesia Program’s research focuses on geo-strategic and economic competition in the Pacific Islands, technology-inspired development, governance, leadership, growth and poverty alleviation in Melanesia. The Institute hosts a number of forums that promote dialogue between Australian and Pacific government leaders, ministers and officials, the private sector and civil society representatives.

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The benefits and challenges of ICT in PNG

Access to information and increased communications capacity bring major benefits to a society. New business opportunities emerge, as do opportunities for education. Access to ICT can broaden opportunities for capacity building and increase workforce productivity. The adoption and use of

How the ABC can avoid tuning out the Pacific

This week the ABC announced it would end shortwave transmission services to the Pacific region early next year, delivering an estimated $2.8 million in savings. It’s unclear exactly how much of these savings will be ring-fenced for the ABC’s already stripped-back Pacific services. I have a lot

Pacific links: NZ quake, PNG budget, Palau election and more

By Harriet Smith, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said the cost of damage caused by this week's 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the nation's South Island, which killed two people, may reach over a billion dollars. New Zealand is part of the

Australia's marriage-equality debate reverberates through the Pacific

Harriet Smith is an intern in the Melanesia Program, Lowy Institute. As the LGBTQ+ community in Australia continues the struggle for marriage equality, some are asking what impact this will have for our neighbours, especially in nations which still criminalise homosexuality. With the bill to hold

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