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  1. Bon Scotty
    Bon Scotty January 17, 2017 at 12:15 am

    How strange not to mention the RAMSI drawdown in the Solomons. Probably the biggest moment in the Pacific in 2017 after the PNG election.

    1. Tess Newton Cain
      Tess Newton Cain January 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Hi, Bon thanks for your feedback on my article. What happens with RAMSI in 2017 is just the last instalment of a process that has been ongoing for a number of years. I was in Honiara late last year and it didn’t come up as a topic of conversation with anyone I spent time with (predominantly members of the media) which indicates it is pretty much old news now. Much more significant for the region as a whole is how the PM of Solomon Islands is trying to provide leadership in relation to self-determination for West Papua across national, sub-regional, regional and global platforms.

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