Australia’s Disdain becomes China’s Gain: How strategic competition threatens to re-shape the South Pacific

Are the South-Pacific Islands becoming a new center of global strategic competition? In recent years, it appears as though the traditional power balance in the South Pacific is shifting. Australia, the region’s historical leader, has entered an era of complicated relations with its Pacific neighbours, whilst China’s regional presence and influence is on the rise. Although strategic competition in the region is still understudied, even by states themselves, it is likely that strategic competition in the South Pacific will emerge as a globally significant issue in coming years.

Photo Essay: Activists Combat the Climate Crisis at Châtelet

On Oct. 7, Extinction Rebellion launched its largest action yet, titled International Rebellion. At 10 a.m., the peaceful protest kicked off in London, where the rebel group began. Throughout the day, Extinction Rebellion groups in cities across the entire world gradually followed suit.

After the Global Climate Strikes, what’s next for the planet?

Nearly 8 million people – that is how many people who took part in the global climate strikes from Sept. 20 to 27, 2019. Protests spanned the globe from Wellington to Alaska and from Siberia to Tierra del Fuego. This officially marks the global climate strike as one of the largest demonstrations in world history.