KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: Papua New Guinea July 2022

Papua New Guinea

China’s intentions in the Pacific have been well-known for years, both in its military buildup (the South China Sea being an established flashpoint for ‘wargames’) and in its extension of economic development and support to the largely impoverished island communities – help which always comes with strings of influence and control attached. The now-dead deal with Papua New Guinea would have encompassed cyber-security, law enforcement training and ‘access’ to natural resources – all of which would set alarm bells ringing at an international level – and these may yet be resurrected once the new Port Moresby government (set to be decided in late July) makes its…
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