New flags, upward forces and sheltered harbours: The new ‘Great Game’ in the Pacific Islands region

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Kowasch, Matthias; Lindenmann, Peter;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pazifische Studien e.V.
  • Journal: Pacific Geographies (issn: 2196-1468, eissn: 2199-9104)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Subject: new Great Game | Pacific Island states | China | development aid | EEZ | mining industry | independence movements | Geography. Anthropology. Recreation | G | Social sciences and state - Asia (Asian studies only) | H53

The centre of the global economy and the US-geostrategic focus seem to be shifting to the Asia-Pacific region. The present paper deals with the role of Pacific Island states in this new ‘Great Game’ between China and Western powers. Pacific Island states have a long tra... View more
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