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‘World’s Loneliest Duck’ Dies on Tiny Pacific Island That Loved Him

He was internationally crowned the “world’s loneliest duck,” but that clearly wasn’t true. There haven’t been many ducks as loved as Trevor. The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue, about 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand, [...]

With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific

The roots of China’s focus on sea power and “area denial” can be traced to what many Chinese viewed as humiliation in 1995 and 1996. When Taiwan moved to hold its first democratic elections, China fired missiles near the island, [...]

Find Low-Volatility Income in Asia Pacific

The O’Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend ETF (OASI) is a refined yet simple way for investors to play the dividend market in the Asia-Pacific region. Similar to the other O’Shares dividend funds, OASI chooses its holdings from [...]

Solomon Islands Dispatch: His Pacific Island Was Swallowed by Rising Seas. So He Moved to a New One.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Three islands in the South Pacific are being swept away by currents and climate change. But the seaweed farmers there are doing everything they can to stay. Source: NYT > World
Australia: US vetting of Pacific island refugees nearly done
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – An Australian minister says U.S. officials are “in the final stages” of vetting up to 1,250 refugees rejected by Australia for resettlement in the United States. The refugees are among hundreds of asylum [...]
Goodbye Pacific pivot, hello Pacific retreat
This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Asia has been the future for more than a generation. When Americans try to glimpse what’s to come, images of the Pacific Rim flood the imagination. For movie audiences in 1982, the rain-soaked [...]