US Secretary of State Blinken hosting the Partners in the Blue Pacific ministerial meeting in September 2022 (Ron Przysucha/U.S. Department of State/Flickr)

Sea of Western flags in Oceania?

In his recently published article “Sea of many flags”, the Head of the ANU National Security College Rory Medcalf makes the case

Answers needed on the Pacific Engagement Visa

Beyond practicalities, it’s unclear whether this is a genuine “Pacific family” partnership or geopolitical convenience? After a recent ministerial meeting, Australia agreed