The PacificUS Forum is a blog project by Genevieve Neilson to bring attention to political issues in the Pacific. And sometimes to share adventures.
Using the terms ‘Pacific’ or ‘Indo-Pacific’ designates a focus on maritime space in the Asia-Pacific region. With small island states seeking to be called large ocean states, this recognises the importance of the blue economy, and ocean conservation. Indo-Pacific is also more commonly used in discourses of the United States and Australia, both major powers and locations where the editor is based. The region holds many sites of geopolitical and economic struggle, including a growing consumer class in Asia, island states at the forefront of impacts from climate change, security flashpoints on the Korean peninsula, and crises in refugee resettlement.
This forum intends to concentrate on the following areas:
- Trade & Investment
- Climate Change Adaptation & Finance
- Foreign Policy
- Democracy & Governance
- Public Policy
- Sustainable Development