Power Diplomacy at the 2011 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)


Gerard A. Finin

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 136


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: November 3, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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This year's Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) successfully showed that it can attract major global and regional actors, including high-level delegations from the United States and the People's Republic of China. Gerard A. Finin, Resident Co-Director and Senior Fellow for the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) at the East-West Center explains that while future PIFs may not consistently attain this year’s unprecedented level of attendance, at least for the near-term the PIF will remain prominent on the international meeting calendar for world powers.

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