Pacific

US on backfoot with Pacific island nations as Washington convenes leaders’ summit

In the face of competition from China, America’s commitment to the region lacks “significant substance,” one analyst says.

US, Pacific allies conclude Exercise Cartwheel joint drills in Fiji

Fiji is among island-nations where the United States and China are competing for influence.

China’s focus on Pacific island nations offers potential gains but heightens US rivalry

Remote countries in the region might not seem an obvious choice for China to influence but there have been benefits for both sides.

US-Micronesia negotiations to provide measure of Pacific commitment

U.S. security deals in the northern Pacific are up for renewal in the next two years.

Blinken: US, Pacific island states agree to ‘declaration of partnership’

Agreement shows “we have a shared vision for the future,” U.S. secretary of state says.

US-Micronesia negotiations to provide measure of Pacific commitment

U.S. security deals in the northern Pacific are up for renewal in the next two years.