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The Red Line

Mar 6, 2022

The world's soon to be newest nation is stepping out onto the world stage, complicating the geopolitics of its region. A fractured Papua New Guinea worries Bougainville may start a trend of breakaway states, The Solomon Islands worry about competing interests, China worries about others consolidating the Copper industry, and Australia is worried about betting on the wrong horse. How will the independence of Bougainville shake up the balance of power in Melanesia? We ask our panel of experts.

Our panel this week. 

- Tess Newton Cain (Pacific Hub)
- Bal Kama (ANU)
- Michael Shoebridge (ASPI)

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