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, […]

Luncheon featuring Admiral John C. Aquilino

17 October, 2022 @ 12:00 am – Admiral John Aquilino is the 26th Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, the nation’s oldest and largest combatant command. USINDOPACOM includes 380,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Guardians, Coast Guardsmen and Department of Defense civilians and is responsible for all U.S. military activities in the Indo-Pacific, covering 36 nations, 14 time zones, and more than […]

US-Japan & ROK-US Next Generation Leaders Initiative Workshop

15 July, 2022 – 17 July, 2022 @ 12:00 am – The US-Japan Next-Generation Leaders Initiative Workshop and ROK-US Next Generation Leaders Initiative Workshop were jointly held in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi from July 15-17, 2022 with the purpose of providing a platform where next-generation American, Japanese, and Korean voices could be heard and fostering creative thinking about these vital alliances. Members from both the US-Japan and ROK-US […]

WSD-Handa Chair Conversation with Former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

14 September, 2022 @ 12:00 am – The Rt Hon Sir John Key was the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand, having served from November 2008 until December 2016. He first entered Parliament in 2002 representing the Auckland electorate of Helensville. In 2006, he was elected leader of the National Party. Prior to his political career, former Prime Minister Key had a […]