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Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs East-West Center/2022

Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs

The growing threats from climate change and geopolitical tensions with China are underscoring EWC's role in strengthening U.S.-Pacific relationships.
Solomon Islands Agreed To US-Pacific Island Accord After China References Axed Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP/2022

Solomon Islands Agreed To US-Pacific Island Accord After China References Axed

Remarks by the foreign minister represented the first time Solomon Islands has publicly acknowledged it had initial concerns about the agreement and expressed why it had a change of heart.
US Pledges More Than $800 Million To Pacific Islands To Thwart China AP Photo/Susan Walsh/2022

US Pledges More Than $800 Million To Pacific Islands To Thwart China

President Joe Biden says the vast and diverse region will be a "critical voice" in global relations. But major policy disagreements persist.
Pacific Leaders Hope Washington Embraces Their Priorities At First-Ever DC Summit Courtesy: East-West Center/2022

Pacific Leaders Hope Washington Embraces Their Priorities At First-Ever DC Summit

The island nations are seeking help with climate change and other woes that are threatening their very existence.
Pacific Islands Call For More Climate Financing At Hawaii Conference Getty Images/iStockphoto

Pacific Islands Call For More Climate Financing At Hawaii Conference

Representatives from 15 countries and territories convened in Honolulu for the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders.
Japan, US, Philippines To Step Up Maritime Security Ties AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko/2022

Japan, US, Philippines To Step Up Maritime Security Ties

The move comes amid allegations that heavy-handed actions by China are aimed at increasing its control over the region.
Many Pacific Islander Patients Have To Move To Get Life-Saving Access To Dialysis Carlo Domingo/Civil Beat/2022

Many Pacific Islander Patients Have To Move To Get Life-Saving Access To Dialysis

One in five Indigenous Chamorros in the Northern Mariana Islands has diabetes, and the demand for dialysis is growing. But the only dialysis centers are on the capital island of Saipan.
Biden To Host Pacific Island Summit With Wary Eye On China AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill/2020

Biden To Host Pacific Island Summit With Wary Eye On China

The announcement comes days after the Solomon Islands asked countries to not send naval vessels to the South Pacific nation until approval processes are overhauled.
The Pandemic Vastly Expanded Health Care Access In This US Territory. That May End Soon Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat/2022

The Pandemic Vastly Expanded Health Care Access In This US Territory. That May End Soon

Patients who hadn't sought health care in years flocked to clinics when a temporary pandemic program expanded Medicaid access to the commonwealth's guest worker population.
Storm Forces School Closures, Evacuations In Philippines Philippine Coast Guard via AP/2022

Storm Forces School Closures, Evacuations In Philippines

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. suspended classes in all public schools and government work in the densely populated capital region and in six outlying provinces as a precaution.