Much like in the United States, the concept of the “Kiwi Dream” was born out of the idea that a growing economy and strong work ethic could provide a platform for social and economic mobility, regardless of one’s background. For many Kiwis, this dream manifested itself in the idea of… read more
Journalism in Oceania – The local scoop isn’t always easy to get
While the world watches as Pacific island states begin to deal with the long-term effects of climate change, local media outlets in the region are struggling to stay in business. Across Oceania, journalists, newspapers, radio stations, and more lack the necessary capital, infrastructure, and training to keep operations going. For… read more
Melanesian and Micronesian Perspectives on Mobility and Migration: What lies ahead?
In the wake of looming threats of rising sea levels, intensified natural disasters, and increasingly untenable land across certain Oceanic countries, foreign decision makers have begun to increasingly discuss how the concept of managed retreat may fit into our current global immigration status quo. What may be a more fruitful… read more
Compact of Free Association – A Brief History and Modern Contextualization
Following the end of World War II, the United Nations established the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) in 1947 to administer the Pacific island territories once held by Japan during the war. Initially, the TTPI was administered by the United States Navy from Guam before transferring administration to… read more