Archive for the ‘Papua New Guinea’ Category

Google Will Run Internet Cables To Pacific Islands

Via Australia’s Financial Review, a report that Google signed a $102m Aussie-US deal to run internet cables to Pacific islands: Alphabet’s Google will run undersea cables powering internet access to at least eight Pacific island nations under a joint US-Australian deal set to be announced on Wednesday, according to a US official. The deal will […]

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Why The World Is Suddenly Wooing Papua New Guinea

Courtesy of The Economist, a look why Papua New Guinea’s poor, troubled islands are returning to the forefront of the big powers’ strategic thinking: Ringed by verdant hills, the harbour of Port Moresby has probably not seen such military buzz since the second world war, when it was bloodily defended by America and Australia against […]

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TotalEnergies Plots Drilling Giant Prospect Off Papua New Guinea Coast

Via Upstream Online, a report on TotalEnergies’ plans to explore a potentially giant prospect offshore Papua New Guinea: French supermajor TotalEnergies is planning in 2024 to eventually drill a high-impact potentially giant prospect offshore Papua New Guinea, the spudding of which has already been derailed for some four years — not least because of the […]

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China Woos Papua New Guinea with Free Trade Push

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, an article on how Beijing is leveraging Papua New Guinea’s frustrations over economic ties with U.S., Australia: China is bolstering economic ties with Papua New Guinea as the Pacific nation seeks to expand trade with the world’s second-largest economy even while deepening military cooperation with the U.S. The state-owned Bank of […]

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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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