Who will welcome Bougainville?

By |2020-10-09T10:13:53-10:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Oehlers, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Al Oehlers has a new article published by Islands Business News called “Who will welcome Bougainville?” The article discusses the newly independent Bougainville, its recent elections and the regional reaction – or lack thereof. According to Oehlers, "Most certainly, there are sensitivities to be navigated. And some of these are purely “internal” among Pacific neighbors, such as the Solomon Islands and recent secession issues around Malaita. It will be interesting to watch how bilateral relations between Pacific nations, PNG and an emerging Bougainville evolve in future, and how any such sensitivities will be accounted for." Read the full article [...]