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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