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Micronesian President Discusses Military Issues During Hawaii Visit Courtesy: U.S. INDOPACOM/2021

Micronesian President Discusses Military Issues During Hawaii Visit

The trip to Oahu came as the U.S. seeks to solidify relations with Pacific Island nations amid tensions with China.

Case, Kahele Urge Biden To Appoint Envoy To Micronesia Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat/2015

Case, Kahele Urge Biden To Appoint Envoy To Micronesia

The Hawaii representatives say it’s necessary in order to renew the Compacts of Free Association.

Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy U.S. Navy, Keith DeVinney

Schatz Pushes Emphasis On Pacific For US-China Strategy

Hawaii’s congressional delegation has long pushed for a greater focus on the strategic importance of Pacific Island nations.

Young Marshallese Advocate For Nuclear Justice National Nuclear Commission

Young Marshallese Advocate For Nuclear Justice

Besides trying to right past wrongs, these young people are using the legacy of nuclear testing to embrace their culture and educate others.

US Says COFA Talks Are On Track To Finish This Year US Embassy Kolonia/White House

US Says COFA Talks Are On Track To Finish This Year

Negotiators have yet to talk about nuclear waste in the Marshall Islands, and restoring Medicaid isn’t part of the conversation.

Guam Asks To Pause Migration From Pacific Nations During Virus Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Guam Asks To Pause Migration From Pacific Nations During Virus Crisis

The U.S. has also named negotiators for the treaties with three Pacific nations that officials say are critical to American national security interests.

Guam Residents Compensated For World War II Atrocities Decades Later Anita Hofschneider for AP

Guam Residents Compensated For World War II Atrocities Decades Later

About 3,000 islanders are expected to get payments ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for their suffering at the hands of Japan during World War II.

How A Nuclear Waste Site 2,800 Miles Away Became A Hawaii Priority Tamara Greenstone Alefaio

How A Nuclear Waste Site 2,800 Miles Away Became A Hawaii Priority

The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is cracked and in danger of spilling its radioactive contents into the Pacific Ocean.

US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence

US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence

Some want the Trump administration to act with more urgency in renegotiating existing treaties, which provide critical support to the tiny island nations.