Published in «Journal of International Economic Affairs»3 / 2019
DOI: 10.18334/eo.9.3.40873

Bougainville: smoldering regional conflict and the object of geostrategic economic interests of the participants of the "Big game"

Zakharev Yaroslav Olegovich, MGIMO-University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations), Russia

Бугенвиль: тлеющий региональный конфликт и объект геостратегических экономических интересов участников «Большой игры» - View in Russian

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Bougainville's regional conflict is one of the most prominent in the South Pacific region, as well as one of the least highlighted in international sources, in view of the special geostrategic, economic and political interests of the key players in the “Great game in the Asia-Pacific region“, which aims to intensify the struggle for resources, scientific and technical tests at a remote “polygon“, the shadow import of resources of the developing state, organized by TNCs and a concert of developed countries. The main scenarios of events after the referendum 2019 for the island and Papua New Guinea, not ready to lose its richest province, are reflected.


Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, shadow economy, South Pacific Region, transnational corporation

JEL-Classification: F21, F23, F35, F39, F51, F68

Zakharev Ya.O. (2019). Bougainville: smoldering regional conflict and the object of geostrategic economic interests of the participants of the "Big game" [Bugenvil: tleyuschiy regionalnyy konflikt i obyekt geostrategicheskikh ekonomicheskikh interesov uchastnikov «Bolshoy igry»]. Journal of International Economic Affairs, 9(3). (in Russian). – doi: 10.18334/eo.9.3.40873.

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