Pacific

The Leaderboard: Marise Payne

Who is she? Marise Payne is an Australian senator and member of Australia’s Liberal Party. She has represented New South Wales in the Australian senate for 19 years, and has served on a variety of joint and Senate committees, including…

A Pacific Arc of Instability?

By Ben Schaare Though the Pacific Islands are envisaged as idyllic paradises insulated from high politics, many are facing internal troubles that could see the region become a new “arc of instability” for Australia, New Zealand, and the United States…

The Leaderboard: John Momis

Who is he? John Momis is the president of the autonomous region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. A former Catholic priest, he became active in politics in the 1970s, and helped write PNG’s constitution. Momis has been deputy prime…