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The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2004

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2004 Political Reviews k arin von strokirch Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2004 david chappell, anita jowitt, jaap timmer © 2005 by University of Hawai‘i Press 415 The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2004 What ails the Pacific and what are prolonged as a result of access to the remedies? These are perennial and guns. The proliferation of small arms much debated questions for Islanders and their illicit use has to date been and their principal aid donors. A con- most marked in Melanesia. Neverthe- ventional diagnosis focuses on the less, throughout the Pacific the poten- tyrannies of distance and small econ- tial for conflicts involving arms must omies of scale. This perspective has be prevented with effective regional prompted the Pacific Islands Forum action rather than just reaction to (pif) to revisit the merits of deepening crises after they occur. The scope of regionalism as a means to overcome the problem, lessons from past con- national weaknesses. To this end the flicts, and the merits of emerging past year has seen agreement on international strategies are assessed wide-ranging reform of the Forum here. to facilitate regional integration and Developments concerning health cooperation. trends are rarely addressed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2004

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 17 (2) – Jul 29, 2005

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Political Reviews k arin von strokirch Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2004 david chappell, anita jowitt, jaap timmer © 2005 by University of Hawai‘i Press 415 The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2004 What ails the Pacific and what are prolonged as a result of access to the remedies? These are perennial and guns. The proliferation of small arms much debated questions for Islanders and their illicit use has to date been and their principal aid donors. A con- most marked in Melanesia. Neverthe- ventional diagnosis focuses on the less, throughout the Pacific the poten- tyrannies of distance and small econ- tial for conflicts involving arms must omies of scale. This perspective has be prevented with effective regional prompted the Pacific Islands Forum action rather than just reaction to (pif) to revisit the merits of deepening crises after they occur. The scope of regionalism as a means to overcome the problem, lessons from past con- national weaknesses. To this end the flicts, and the merits of emerging past year has seen agreement on international strategies are assessed wide-ranging reform of the Forum here. to facilitate regional integration and Developments concerning health cooperation. trends are rarely addressed

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 29, 2005

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