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Jack Corbett

Jack Corbett

Jack Corbett is Professor and Head of the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. Statehood à la carte in the Caribbean and the Pacific: Secession, regionalism and postcolonial politics was published in 2023 by Oxford University Press.

Jack Corbett on sovereignty games in the Pacific Islands

July 2023, no. 455 27 June 2023
In 22 May 2023, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Papua New Guinea (PNG) Defence Minister Win Bakri Daki signed a defence and maritime cooperation agreement in Port Moresby. Blinken stepped in after US President Joe Biden’s last-minute cancellation. Had he attended, it would reportedly have been the first time a US president had visited a Pacific Island country other than US territories s ... (read more)