Security Threats in the Pacific Essay Competition: Selected Essays

A few months ago, the Islands Society issued an open call to young scholars across the Pacific Islands region to submit an essay on a contemporary security challenge facing the region. Specifically, we asked them to answer: “What is the biggest security threat facing Pacific Islanders today?” In the end, we received submissions from five countries across the region. These submissions were then reviewed by our staff and the selected essays were professionally edited.

This week, we will be featuring the selected essays on The Islander. These essays represent the work of young scholars from Fiji, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Tonga. They include:

Please join us in applauding the hard work of these young scholars. Ultimately, it is our hope that their policy insights on climate change, globalization, and governance will not only inspire senior policymakers across the region. But, they will also empower these future policymakers to take the next step in their careers. In this way, the program aims to strengthen leadership capacity in the Pacific.

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