Archive for the ‘Palau’ Category

America’s Small Pacific Allies Vulnerable To China’s Pull

Via The Washington Post, commentary on the risk that US politics has upon small Pacific allies vulnerable to China’s pull: As Congress continues to struggle to pass national security funding, there’s plenty of concern about the impact for Ukraine and Israel. But Asian and Pacific allies are also watching anxiously as Washington dithers. For three small but important island […]

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Pacific Nations Caught in China-U.S. Rivalry

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on Pacific nations caught in China-U.S. rivalry, with PNG aiming for stable relations with both, while Palau awaits Washington funding: Pacific island nations are seeking to balance emerging economic opportunities against the risks of being caught in the crossfire of U.S.-China rivalry, as geopolitical competition intensifies in the region. Ministers […]

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Palau’s Plan to Reopen A Marine Sanctuary For Industrial Fishing

Courtesy of Bloomberg, an article on the Nature Conservancy’s role in the Palau government’s move to reopen an ocean reserve to industrial fishing highlights the global debate over how to aid Pacific island nations imperiled by climate change: Every coastal nation controls the 244 miles of the ocean that extends from its shores. These “exclusive […]

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America Is Winning Against China in Oceania

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, analysis on why there may be less to Beijing’s security gains in the Pacific than meets the eye: April 20, 2022, was a dark day for the United States in Oceania. On that day, China signed its first-ever security agreement in the South Pacific, with the Solomon Islands authorizing Chinese navy […]

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As U.S. Competes With China, It Seals 3 deals in Pacific Islands

Courtesy of Axios, an article on three recent US deals with Pacific Island states: A U.S. diplomatic offensive to counter China’s growing clout in the Pacific Islands appears to be paying dividends, with three agreements sealed within 48 hours. The big picture: The Biden administration has focused far more attention on the Pacific islands — […]

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