Solomon Islands

The Guardian • Solomon Islands

Issue #2005

Listening to the Solomon Islands: friends to all and enemies to none

The Solomon Islands (SI), with a population of 700,000, has a growing relationship with China. This is a fact and an inevitable trend. In all...

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Issue #2017

Who is building a military base in the Solomon Islands?

The Australian high commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Lachlan Strahan, was forced to deny that Australia is building a military base in Temotu Province in...

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Issue #2026


Memo to Deputy Sheriff Albanese: In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, recalled that...

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Issue #2002

Australia’s political hypocrisy in the Pacific

A draft security cooperation agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands was leaked catching the Australian government by surprise. The proposed...

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Issue #2027


Last week, “Dingo” reported on Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare’s address to the UN General Assembly, a voice of the Pacific Islands People in the...

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Issue #2080

Anti-colonial resistance in the Pacific

Resistance to the plans of successive Australian governments to create an Australian colonial empire in the Pacific has taken many forms over time. In 2006,...

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Issue #2038

Colonialism’s dead hand

In 2000 the same issues of land ownership and forms of government were behind the conflict of the two opposing “freedom” fighter groups which erupted...

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