Sovereignty

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Report

Perspectives on Papua: will Indonesia loosen its grip?

This paper examines the Indonesian government’s perspective of the West Papua independence movement and its interests in maintaining sovereign control over the territory, despite growing tensions and escalating violence.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is Nauru virtually a failed state?

Independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie claims the "Republic of Nauru is virtually a failed state".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Myanmar's military have absolute freedom to do what it wishes?

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd claims Myanmar's military has "absolute freedom to do what they wish".
Briefing paper

Will a no deal Brexit lead to the break-up of the UK?

This briefing paper addresses explores some of the main potential ramifications for the territorial politics of the United Kingdom of exiting without a deal in place with the European Union, and identifies some of the key flashpoints and future events that will shape the politics...
Report

The Bougainville referendum and beyond

As Bougainville prepares for a referendum on independence, Australia must navigate a policy response that acknowledges the history of conflict and colonialism there, Bougainville nationalism, PNG sensitivities, the principles of the guiding Bougainville Peace Agreement and new geostrategic realities to help forge a lasting solution...
Thesis

Indigenous performance in Oceania: affect, sociality, and sovereignty

How are affective regimes of colonialism, such as the discourses and sites of memorialization, recognition, tourism, and climate change, challenged and negotiated within Oceania? What is at stake in these formations of colonialism and the ways they have been addressed by both Pacific nations and...
Transcript

Speech by the Hon. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi on Pacific perspectives on the new geostrategic landscape

The Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, delivered this address at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Thursday, 30 August 2018.
Article

Rethinking the Cook Islands’ free association agreement with NZ: Part 1

The free association arrangement between New Zealand and the Cook Islands is a pivotal force behind the movement of Cook Islanders between the two countries. Part of the Cooks’ way of life is understanding and leveraging the different opportunities that exist across the Cook Islands...
Article

Rethinking the Cook Islands’ free association agreement with NZ: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part paper, written by Evelyn in her capacity as a consultant on international development issues. The paper began as a panel discussion on sovereignty movements in the Pacific Islands at the Jahrestagung des Pazifik-Netzwerks, and introduces the free association...
Journal article

New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Free Association

This paper introduces the Cook Islands and New Zealand Free Association agreement and provides background to the historical and contemporary political relationships between New Zealand and the Cook Islands.