Pacific Islands are facing a serious debt crisis that has been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown of the tourism industry. This month's unprecedented debt conference in Suva, Fiji, was sorely needed.
Dr Volker Boege, Research Fellow at the University of Queensland writes about the likelihood of whether the Autonomous Bougainville Government will reopen the Panguna copper mine in central Bougainville.
Dr Volker Boege, Research Fellow at the University of Queensland blogs about Rio Tinto's refusal to take responsibility at its recent AGM for the disastrous effects of the Panguna mine operations.
After 75 contentious years supporting expansion of the interests of the Global North with the support of elites from the Global South, the World Bank and IMF now face a crisis of multilateralism in no small part of their own making, as failed economic policies have resulted in wi