The Evolving Regional Order in the South Pacific: The Rise and Fall of External Players

  • Jian Yang


The Evolving Regional Order in the South Pacific: The Rise and Fall of External Players This chapter investigates the rise and fall of the major players in the region. Australia and New Zealand are two residential major players in the South Pacific. Despite the adjustments of their policies toward the region, both Canberra and Wellington have remained committed to the region over the years. For this reason and given that this book will constantly touch upon the active involvement of Australia and New Zealand in later chapters, this chapter focuses on the external major players other than mainland China and Taiwan. These traditional external major players include the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan. It is hoped that the discussion will provide a useful context for understanding Chinese growing involvement in the region.


European Union Pacific Island Security Council Official Development Assistance Grand Strategy 
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