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Fiji’s capital went into lockdown after the Indian variant of the coronavirus leaked out of a quarantine facility. Photo by LEON LORD/AFP via Getty Images

The Pacific went a year without COVID. Now, it’s all under threat

Securing vaccines was only part of the battle — the Pacific now has to overcome misinformation, stigma and sheer geography to vaccinate its people.
President Joko Widodo (foreground, second from right), flanked by then Vice President Jusuf Kalla, welcomes Afghan and Pakistani mullahs to the Trilateral Ulema Conference held at Bogor Palace in West Java, Indonesia. Wahyu Putro A/Antara Foto

Indonesia seeks nothing in return for its global peace and foreign aid efforts. It should

Indonesia needs to consider long-term engagement to produce deeper and more sustainable impacts.
A female killer whale leaps from the water in Puget Sound near Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Pacific killer whales are dying — new research shows why

Scientists had been uncertain about why killer whales are dying in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. A new study takes an in-depth look and provides the tools to help prevent additional deaths in the future.
‘Death of Captain Cook’ by George Carter. 1781. Oil on canvas. The painting depicts the killing of Cook during a skirmish with Hawaiians on his third Pacific voyage in 1779. National Library of Australia collection

Captain Cook wanted to introduce British justice to Indigenous people. Instead, he became increasingly cruel and violent

Over the course of his three voyages, Cook was frustrated by the refusal of Indigenous people to embrace Western ways. He grew increasingly punitive, embodying the 'savagery' he ostensibly despised.
The number of Māori and Pasifika students is growing, but they do not see themselves represented among the people who teach them. from www.shutterstock.com

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities

New research shows that Māori and Pasifika scholars are significantly under-represented in New Zealand's universities, making up only 5% and 1.7% of the academic workforce, respectively.
China is broadcasting to more than 1 billion people in several different languages, while Australia sits on its soft power reviews. Screenshot/YouTube

As Australia’s soft power in the Pacific fades, China’s voice gets louder

Soft power is a country's ability to gain influence through attraction. Australia's soft power in the Pacific began waning when it axed the Australia Network in 2014. And China is filling the gap.

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