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Fiji's Post-Election Democracy: How Robust?

East-West Center | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
East-West Center

By Gerard A. Finin It would be easy to look skeptically at Fiji's recent national election - the Pacific island nation's first since a military coup ...

My Dinner With The President Of Fiji

Pam Grout | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

How could you miss three burly guys wearing skirts?

What's at Stake in Fiji for Australia, China, and the United States

Eddie Walsh | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
Eddie Walsh

The decisions the regime makes in the next three years will provide the answer. Reflecting the uncertainty surrounding Fiji's future course, at present, four scenarios appear most likely.

Fiji's Competing Narratives and Uncertain Future

Eddie Walsh | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Eddie Walsh

Led by a military leader who views himself as a savior but who is condemned by Australia as a despot, Fiji remains a country with an uncertain future. Barring some major policy shift, democracy will not return to Fiji without Commodore Frank Bainimarama's acquiescence.

Military Government Agrees To Lift State Of Emergency

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

SUVA, Fiji -- Fiji's military government will move Saturday to lift a state of emergency it imposed in 2009, as the country prepares to open consultat...

"Team Fiji" Co-opts the 99%

Anna Lenzer | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Anna Lenzer

The Fijian junta's cooptation of the 99% meme as it outlaws and brutally punishes any form of protest is a meta-lobbying joke.

Fiji Kicks Out Foreign Journalists

Inter Press Service | Shailendra Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SUVA, Apr 14 (IPS) - Fiji is maintaining an uneasy calm days after its president abrogated the constitution, promulgated emergency regulations, and...

Fiji Government Declared Illegal By Court

AP | PITA LIGAIULA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SUVA, Fiji — Fiji's president assumed control Friday and fired the judges who a day earlier had declared the military government illegal, deepen...