By Frank Gaglioti, October 4, 2012
The small Pacific state is being drawn into the vortex of the US-China rivalry that is reaching into every corner of the region.
By Patrick O’Connor, August 4, 2012
The move is aimed at countering China’s growing diplomatic influence in Fiji and the South Pacific region.
By Will Morrow, February 1, 2012
More than 3,500 people were forced to flee their homes last week to makeshift evacuation centres established in schools, military bases and government buildings.
By Will Morrow, January 6, 2012
The decision was cautiously welcomed by the US and Australia, signalling a possible rapprochement between the regional powers and the military junta.
By Will Morrow, December 17, 2011
Commodore Frank Bainimarama’s military regime has deepened its assault on the working class, seeking to lure foreign investment.
By Patrick O’Connor, September 1, 2011
In 2009, amid fears of rising Chinese influence, the parliamentary secretary for Pacific Island Affairs secretly urged the US to pressure Prime Minister Rudd to reach an accommodation with the Fijian regime.
By Frank Gaglioti, July 18, 2011
The initiative was aimed at reinforcing US dominance in the region and came as the Obama administration stepped up its provocative efforts to contain Chinese influence in East Asia.
By Robert Morgan, May 27, 2011
Beijing told Canberra the 2009 flight to Fiji was a mere “transit” stopover, en route to Latin America, but Vice President Xi Jinping then spent two days meeting with senior junta members.
By Frank Gaglioti, Patrick O’Connor, May 25, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel Tevita Mara has coupled his demand for “regime change” with an appeal to Australia and New Zealand to intervene.
By Patrick O’Connor, April 4, 2011
Canberra’s strategy of shoring up its control over the South Pacific by forcing the military to return Fiji to civilian rule now lies in tatters.
By Frank Gaglioti, October 21, 2010
The Obama administration has moved to reestablish ties with the military regime in Fiji, cutting across the Australian government’s imposition of sanctions.
By Patrick O’Connor, July 15, 2010
Amid rising great power rivalries across the Pacific, the Australian government sabotaged a meeting of Melanesian Spearhead Group heads of government that was due to be held in Fiji next week.