Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership (APAL) Program Research Showcase

26 August, 2022 @ 12:00 am – About This Event On August 26, members of Pacific Forum’s 2021-2022 Hawaiʻi Asia-Pacific Affairs (APAL) Program cohort presented their research projects to members of our network and community. Their research was then published on Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Blog. Links to each group’s research projects can be found below: Model Species Protection Policy in the […]

Comparative Connections Virtual Roundtable

24 January, 2023 @ 12:00 am – About This Event On January 24, three scholars of US Indo-Pacific policy discussed President Joe Biden’s successes and failures in foreign policy, particularly in the crucial Indo-Pacific region, and what a new era of divided and possibly dysfunctional government in Washington means for the Biden administration and its Indo-Pacific partners. Speakers Rob York is Program […]

Honolulu International Forum featuring James A. Kelly, Ralph Cossa, and Satu Limaye

17 January, 2023 @ 8:00 am – The Year That Was and Will Be James A. Kelly is Chairman of the Board and President Emeritus of Pacific Forum, as well as a former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. President George W. Bush nominated him on April 3, 2001; he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 26, 2001, […]

CSCAP Women, Peace and Security Expert Papers (February 2023)

Introduction The October 31, 2000 unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) was a ground-breaking step for women’s leadership and participation. The UNSCR 1325 marked the first time the Security Council addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and recognized the under-valued and […]

Understanding Canada’s New Indo-Pacific Strategy

9 January, 2023 @ 12:00 am – About This Event In November 2022, Canada released its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy. Laid out as a whole-of-government approach, the strategy attempts to establish Canada’s identity as a Pacific nation along five interconnected strategic objectives. First, it sets out Canada’s intent to promote peace, resilience, and security. Second, Ottawa lays out its efforts in expanded trade […]

Honolulu International Forum featuring Oriana Skylar Mastro

16 December, 2022 @ 8:00 am – Danger in the Strait: Challenges in Deterrence, Defense and How to Fix It Oriana Skylar Mastro is a Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University where her research focuses on Chinese military and security policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, war termination, nuclear dynamics and coercive diplomacy. She is also a Non-Resident Senior […]

Workshop on Strategic Competition and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

12 December, 2022 – 13 December, 2022 @ 12:00 am – About This Event Pacific Forum held the Workshop on Strategic Competition and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region, hosted in partnership with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, in Singapore from December 12-13, 2022. Topics included the implications of strategic competition for the Indo-Pacific; strategic competition and economic security institutions; economic aspects of national security; […]

2022 Young Pacific Leaders Workshop on Marine Sustainability

28 November, 2022 – 30 November, 2022 @ 12:00 am – About This Event Pacific Forum, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State (DoS), hosted the Young Pacific Leaders 2022 Regional Workshop on Marine Sustainability. 25+ Young Pacific Leaders from more than 20 polities across Oceania participated in the workshop. Each young leader brought with them a great depth of knowledge and experience in the […]

Comparative Connections Virtual Roundtable

26 October, 2022 @ 12:00 am – About This Event On Oct. 26, 2022, Pacific Forum held a Comparative Connections Roundtable that discussed the events of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, and the foreign policy implications of Xi Jinping securing his precedent-breaking third term as the party’s general secretary. The session was moderated by Mr. Rob York (Pacific […]

YL Blog #33 – Rare Earths Realism: Breaking the PRC’s Global Refining Monopoly

“The Middle East has oil, and China has rare earths.” – Deng Xiaoping (1987) Rare earth elements (REEs) are a class of 17 metals essential to the technology, transportation, energy, defense, and aerospace industries. These are used for high-powered magnets and precision parts in anything ranging from batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines, to smartphones, […]