Descalation of conflict needed over Solomon Chinese security deal (0)

Published on Tue, 5/04/22 | News, Research

Dr Anouk Ride and Dr Tania Miletic from the Initiative for Peacebuilding at University of Melbourne examined ways out of escalating conflicts between the West, China and the Pacific over an intended security deal in two articles published today. An article in The Guardian looks at ways Australia, China and Solomon Islands can demilitarise and … Read more

Australia’s security gifts to Solomon Islands are fragile (0)

Published on Wed, 12/01/22 | News, Research

In an analysis for the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ publication, Australian Outlook, Dr Anouk Ride argues that a myriad of immediate security risks must be addressed if Australia’s gift of support for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is to not break in 2022 and/or 2023. Read more:

Rapid analysis of Solomon Islands 2021 riots (0)

Published on Wed, 12/01/22 | News, Research

As the looting and destruction of widescale riots in November 2021 drew to a close, Dr Anouk Ride provided an analysis of its causes, development and some initial reactions to the interpretation of the events for The Interpreter, a daily publication of the Lowy Institute. Read the analysis here:

Participatory research tool for fisheries communities in Pacific launched (0)

Published on Thu, 14/10/21 | News, Publications, Research

An interactive tool to support women, youth, community leaders on how to review their local fisheries management practices and knowledge was presented today to the Cultivating Equality: Advancing Gender Research in Agriculture and Food Systems Conference, a gathering of researchers from across different Pacific countries and CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) centres. Available on the … Read more

Solomon Islands’ long summer of discontent – security challenges (0)

Published on Fri, 12/03/21 | News, Research, Uncategorized

Dr Anouk Ride was invited to be part of a special edition of Development Bulletin on security with an article “Solomon Islands Long Summer of Discontent: Security Challenges” available online today: The edition is produced by the Development Studies Network in close collaboration with, and support from, the Australia Pacific Security College, ANU. Thirty respected … Read more

Local markets matter for Pacific security (0)

Published on Wed, 13/01/21 | News, Research

Markets are crucial to food security and social stability in the Pacific, however, mismanagement is threatening these vital community resources, Elizabeth Kopel, Meg Keen, and Anouk Ride write in an article pointing to research in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands about factors that make markets so important for security. Read more:

Renewed interest in community resilience (0)

Published on Thu, 6/08/20 | News, Research

Authored by local researchers in five countries and edited by Prof. Diane Bretherton and Dr Anouk Ride, “Community resilience in Natural Disasters” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) is gaining renewed interest in times of COVID19 where communities are dealing with an unprecedented health crisis and differential access of support from government and international actors. The book details … Read more

Food systems in a crisis – new report on rural communities in Pacific Islands (0)

Published on Thu, 6/08/20 | News, Research

Although as of June 1, 2020, Solomon Islands had no coronavirus cases, there was a national economic recession plus restrictions on people’s movement, gatherings, education and business activities. For rural areas, two of the biggest changes have been increased circulation of people—those who moved out of Honiara and back to the provinces—and reduced cash flow. … Read more

State of Emergency in Solomon Islands (0)

Published on Fri, 5/06/20 | News, Research

In a recent article in Policy Forum, Dr Anouk Ride and Gina Kekea outline how the State of Emergency in Solomon Islands is creating problems of governance and trust of civil society in the ability of government to uphold their citizen’s interests. The article also points to critical reviews of use of emergency powers by … Read more

Women in security in Pacific Islands (0)

Published on Thu, 14/05/20 | News, Research

Women still lack adequate influence in setting security agendas, yet there is evidence that significant gains can occur when a more gender-sensitive and inclusive approach is taken, Anouk Ride and Meg Keen write in this analysis on Policy Forum: