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American Strategic Considerations Drive Compact Negotiations in Micronesia: Part 1

Firth, Stewart


In a flurry of activity over the last nine months, the United States has rediscovered the strategic value of the freely associated states in Micronesia. This In Brief is in two parts: in the first Stewart Firth examines the geopolitical context of the United States’ relations with the freely associated states, including China’s interest in the region; in the second he describes how the United States is updating its Pacific Islands policy, both in the freely associated states and in the region...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2020/04
DOI: 10.25911/5e733c729d570
Access Rights: Open Access


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