Category: Oceania

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The debate over Phosphate for Makatea

In late November-2016, the French Polynesian Présidence at Papeete played host to an important, and well-attended, exhibition titled Makatea: Past, Present, Future. From its opening, […]

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The Eagle has Floundered

Dominic Huntley explores the discrepancy between words and action in US policy in Asia. United States policy in Asia is fraught with an increasing discrepancy […]

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From Moana to Vaiana: Why Disney’s newest Polynesian inspired film will be very different in French

Monsoon Subeditor Mitiana Arbon reflects on the controversies of Disney’s upcoming film Moana and its French language changes. The release of the trailer for Disney’s […]

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Changing maps of the Asia Pacific

Monsoon subeditor Nicky Lovegrove looks at how maps are constantly changing in the Asia Pacific. “The map is not the territory”, as the father of […]