Authors: Kaitu’u ‘i Pangai Funaki and Yoichiro Sato CAN Japan count on the Pacific islands countries (PICs) to support its regional strategy. The short answer is, it is doubtful. The PICs perceive themselves as being in a one-way relationship wherein…

By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist , SolomonStarNews EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence.  The raid came…

The Solomon Star News, By NITHIN COCA, Freelance Journalist  EARLIER this month, the Indonesian military raided and destroyed the offices of the West Papuan National Committee, a separatist group in the country’s easternmost region, which has long agitated for independence. …