The walkout of five Micronesian nations has cast a light on the Pacific Islands Forum, the apex inter-governmental grouping in the Pacific islands region. But as with much of what goes on in this part of the world, this is a topic with which many are unfamiliar. The current shifts in regional politics and diplomacy need to be viewed in a wider context. What is the Pacific Islands Forum and what is its role in the region? How has it operated previously and how have previous divisions been accommodated by the membership? What does this current situation mean for the future of the Pacific Islands Forum?
Last updated on 22/03/2021