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.

PNG’s troubled election should be a wake-up call for Australia
PNG’s troubled election should be a wake-up call for Australia
Shocking violence has captured headlines. A higher benchmark is needed in support of a free and credible ballot.
Aus-PNG Network Leadership Series: Music in PNG
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network Leadership Series: Music in PNG
Mihai Sora is joined by Allen Kedea, also known by his stage name AKay47, to discuss the music scene in Papua New Guinea, and the role that music can play in empowering young…
Commentary
Australia needs to find the right role in the Pacific
Australia’s financial aid program in Pacific Island nations has not delivered the influence that we hoped for. Now we need to get a better idea of what the region really might…
Commentary
Australia must stop viewing the Pacific as its neighbourhood to fix
As the nation heads toward an election, recent events in the Solomon Islands are a reminder that strong economic relationships with Pacific countries are important to security…
Commentary
A security agreement between China and Solomon Islands could impact stability in the whole Pacific
Australia must figure out how to respond to an increasingly crowded Pacific, without increasing tensions in the region. Originally published in The Guardian.
Kick-starting America’s Pacific diplomacy
Kick-starting America’s Pacific diplomacy
Trying to force a “choice” with China would be a mistake. But US can win plenty of good will living up to its promises.
Team Pacific serves up a revolution: Interpreter 2021 favourites
Team Pacific serves up a revolution: Interpreter 2021 favourites
A reality TV cooking show that is about so much more than simply food.
Commentary
Australia’s early intervention can help Solomon Islands but the roots of the conflict run deep
Honiara has awoken to a calmer scene but tension lingers as quelling the violent protests has not resolved their underlying causes. Originally published in The Guardian.
Lowy Institute Conversations: Collaborating and building connections across the Pacific through art
Podcasts
Lowy Institute Conversations: Collaborating and building connections across the Pacific through art
Mihai Sora speaks to Ruth McDougall and Ruha Fifita about the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art and how art is a powerful way to build and maintain connections…
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