ABSTRACT

Pacific Islands [Updated April 25, 2022]   [open pdf - 567KB]

From the Overview: "In recent years, the Pacific Islands region in the Southwest Pacific has re-emerged as an area of keen interest to major powers, largely due to the People's Republic of China's (PRC's or China's) expanding engagement in the region. The region has strategic significance for the United States and hosts key U.S. military installations. Major issues affecting the Pacific Islands include international tensions, economic development, illegal fishing, climate change, and issues related to self-determination and decolonization. The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is the region's main political and economic policy organization with 18 members: 14 Pacific Island countries (PICs), two French 'overseas collectivities,' Australia, and New Zealand."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11208
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2022-04-25
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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