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The aim of the Lowy Institute’s South Pacific Fragile States Project is to produce independent research and forward looking analysis on the key drivers of instability in the South Pacific and the associated security challenges for Australia and the wider region. This will include examining geopolitical challenges within an increasingly crowded and complex regional environment, domestic stresses faced by South Pacific nation states, and non-traditional challenges, such as climate change and transnational crime, that may destabilise the South Pacific.

The Project includes workshops and roundtables which will bring together external experts and government officials in an effort to build genuinely strategic approaches to complex issues relating to a broad national and regional security issues. The findings of the project will be published through analysis papers, a series of online articles in the Interpreter, and will be presented to the Australian government and wider public in a conference in early 2018.

The South Pacific Fragile State Project is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Defence.

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