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Analysis: Island leaders drowned out at forum

The Pacific Islands Forum was held in Auckland last week. The media scrum homed in on high profile guests and paid little attention to the real concerns of island leaders, reports Nic Maclellan.For small island states gathering at the annual forum leaders meeting in Auckland, the presence of major powers highlighted the potential for support on global issues — but also the imbalance of power and the need for island states to stand up for their own interests.