As protests grow in New Caledonia, Australia backs France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

As the French National Assembly and Senate debate changes to New Caledonia’s electoral laws, there are protests in the streets of Noumea. On Saturday 13 April, tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of

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Military leaders convene for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defence meeting in Fiji

Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said the Chiefs of Defence from the Asia-Pacific region meeting provided an opportunity for participants to strengthen people to people relationships, share ideas, learn from

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Civil Society call for release of Indo-Pacific Trade Pact Text

Pacific civil society groups are calling for the release of agreements and key documents from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).  A letter was sent to Trade Ministers after the May meeting of Trade

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France not seeking to ‘fuel competition’ in region

France’s Ambassador for the Indo-Pacific says the Indo-Pacific Strategy should not fuel further strategic competition in the region. During a recent visit to Fiji, Ambassador Marc Abensour said while there is great

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French Senate committee questions Indo-Pacific Strategy

The French Senate in Paris has issued a report sharply critiquing France’s official Indo-Pacific Strategy, highlighting the lack of capacity of French military forces deployed in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The

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‘Quad’ security group to track Indo-Pacific illegal fishing

The U.S, Japan, Australia and India will on Tuesday unveil a maritime initiative aimed at curbing illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific, a U.S official said, in the latest effort by the “Quad” to counter Chinese

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