Joanne Wallis

Australian National University

Joanne Wallis is a senior lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. She is the author or editor of five books, including "Constitution Making During State Building" (Cambridge UP, 2014) and "Pacific Power? Australia's Strategy in the Pacific Islands" (Melbourne UP, 2017).Anna Powles is a senior lecturer in security studies in the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University, New Zealand, and the Director of Women In International Security New Zealand, and co-founder of the Security, Politics and Development Network. She is a member of the independent Pacific Reset Advisory Group which provides policy advice to the New Zealand government on Pacific issues.

Articles by Joanne Wallis


Chinese Whispers and the Geopolitics of the Pacific Islands

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Australia and New Zealand have long viewed the Pacific Islands as part of their sphere of influence. China’s increasing engagement in the region is now throwing that in doubt. Canberra and Wellington must reconfigure their regional strategies to be more inclusive, and recognize Pacific Island states as sovereign actors in their own right.