Independence for the Pacific Islands
The 1960s saw the beginning of the withdrawal of the colonial powers from the Pacific Islands. In 1962, New Zealand ...
When Papua New Guinea (PNG) gained independence from Australia in 1975, the island of Bougainville - geographically part of the Solomons ...
Policing the Southwest Pacific
In 1998 Papua New Guinea requested that Australia and New Zealand supervise the peace process in Bougainville, part of a ...
Since 2003 Australasia has seen continued political stability, with no significant military events occurring after the 2006 Fijian coup. The ...