OpEd: America’s Micronesia Problem – Lt. Col Thomas Matelski

By |2017-03-09T13:25:42-10:00February 19th, 2016|Categories: Faculty, College, Opinions/Editorials, Matelski|Tags: |

DKI APCSS professor U.S. Army Lt. Col Thomas Matelski has an OpEd in the latest edition of The Diplomat focused on the implications of not renewing the Compact of Free Association between the Federated States of Micronesia and the U.S. “America’s Micronesia Problem” provides a background on this relationship, how it came about, and outlines possible consequences of this association coming to an end. According to Matelski: “Ending the Compact in 2018 impacts F.S.M. more than it does the U.S. For one thing, Micronesians currently living abroad will lose their immigration status and face a potential loss of federal benefits already [...]