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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Southern Province's Chief, I might drop by and speak here today." A more permanent site was proposed in the parking lot across from the Territorial Museum, which drew the comment from critics, "Hardly born, already mummified!" (Caillard and Caillard 2003; NC , 26 Sept 2003; pir, 26 Sept 2003). political, social, and economic issues that had long existed but had not been adequately addressed by successive governments. However, despite the dramatic events of the previous four years, perhaps the highlight of 2003 was Canberra's decision to lead a Pacific Islands Forum intervention force to restore law and order and rebuild Solomon Islands. Although the most troops and police came from Australia, other Forum member countries also contributed, resulting in the largest military and police deployment in the region since World War II. Canberra's decision reflected concerns that the events in Solomon Islands could become a security threat for Australia (aspi 2003). The action illustrates how internal instability was viewed as a potential source of external threat, and highlights the changes in global security discourses following the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. The intervention also marked a dramatic change in regional politics; it was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Southern Province's Chief, I might drop by and speak here today." A more permanent site was proposed in the parking lot across from the Territorial Museum, which drew the comment from critics, "Hardly born, already mummified!" (Caillard and Caillard 2003; NC , 26 Sept 2003; pir, 26 Sept 2003). political, social, and economic issues that had long existed but had not been adequately addressed by successive governments. However, despite the dramatic events of the previous four years, perhaps the highlight of 2003 was Canberra's decision to lead a Pacific Islands Forum intervention force to restore law and order and rebuild Solomon Islands. Although the most troops and police came from Australia, other Forum member countries also contributed, resulting in the largest military and police deployment in the region since World War II. Canberra's decision reflected concerns that the events in Solomon Islands could become a security threat for Australia (aspi 2003). The action illustrates how internal instability was viewed as a potential source of external threat, and highlights the changes in global security discourses following the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. The intervention also marked a dramatic change in regional politics; it was

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 31, 2004

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