The Melanesian Spearhead Group’s secretariat is holding discussions on a ‘Melanesian Bubble’ initiative. Talks at the secretariat in Port Vila come as MSG member states struggle with economic strains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For the MSG’s five full members…

September 14, 2017, by Tess Newton Cain, Matthew Dornan, DevPolicy Last week the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting was held in Apia, Samoa. The meeting’s theme, the ‘Blue Pacific’, was unsurprising given this year’s focus on oceans. But it was…

September 13, 2016, by Matthew Dornan, Tess Newton Cain , DevPolicy In a post last September, we examined the first year of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism in the aftermath of the Port Moresby Pacific Island Forum leaders’ meeting. This year…