South Pacific or Oceania is arising as a significant theatre of geopolitics in the 21st century. China’s growing presence in the region is a cause of worry for traditional security providers of the region like Australia and New Zealand. The recent security deal signed between China and the Solomon Islands is a case in point which has significant geostrategic implications. Further, China’s attempts to carve out a “Common Development Vision” for other Pacific Island nations is indicative of its long term strategic goals in the South Pacific. In this context CPPR is hosted this discussion to deliberate on the current geo political implications and future strategies for the region.
Muraleedharan Nair, Senior Fellow, CPPR
Don McLain Gill, Manila-based Geopolitical Analyst and Author
Host: Sharon Susan Koshy, Associate, Research, CPPR