Mihai Sora

Project Director, Australia-PNG Network
Mihai Sora
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Mihai Sora is a Research Fellow in the Pacific Islands Program and Project Director of the Aus-PNG Network. Mihai has more than a decade’s experience as an Australian diplomat with postings to Solomon Islands and Indonesia, and was a Pacific Analyst at the Office of National Assessments. Mihai helped to design and deployed in-country with the Multinational Observer Mission to Fiji’s 2014 national elections. He has a Master of Letters in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney.

The Translator: “Friends to all”
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The Translator: “Friends to all”
Re-published in the Samoa Observer
The Translator: "Friends to all"
The Translator: "Friends to all"
A new series in which experts explain the sometimes baffling jargon of international affairs.
Nauru’s diplomatic switch to China – the rising stakes in Pacific geopolitics
Nauru’s diplomatic switch to China – the rising stakes in Pacific geopolitics
Australia is a player at the table but Pacific nations themselves hold the most important cards.
Digital dominoes: Australia’s strategic play in the Pacific
Digital dominoes: Australia’s strategic play in the Pacific
Enhancing the region’s digital connectivity goes beyond influence. It’s about sharing prosperity and security, too.
Putting a PNG stamp on security
Putting a PNG stamp on security
As world players jostle for influence, the price of admission may be stronger economic engagement.
Diplomacy must lead Australia's efforts in the Pacific, and adequate funding is crucial
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Diplomacy must lead Australia's efforts in the Pacific, and adequate funding is crucial
A commentary first published in The Canberra Times on 17 May 2023. 
British foreign minister’s belated visit to the Pacific a welcome counter to Chinese influence
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British foreign minister’s belated visit to the Pacific a welcome counter to Chinese influence
A commentary first published in The Guardian Australia on 21 April 2023
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