Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plane makes its landing approach on Pohnpei International Airport in Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

The US is building a military base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Micronesian residents have questions.


The base is seen as another component of the Biden administration’s continued effort to increase its footprint in Oceania.

A plane flies over blue ocean waters and small island strips.

The pandemic wiped out tourism on Pacific island nations. Can they stay afloat?

A Chinese flag flies in front of the Great Wall of China

A group of Western nations are planning to bulk up their Pacific presence to counter China

Far from Pacific home, Micronesians making Missouri home

United Nations votes to accept Palestine as nonmember observer

Far From the Pacific, Micronesians Increasingly Call Missouri Home

Arts, Culture & Media

Reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch has the story of how Micronesians came to Missouri, and how their journey sharply contrasts with the legal struggles faced by other immigrants.

The World

Island recovering from missionary murder

Conflict & Justice

The World’s Mary Kay Magistad reports on the murder of a young American missionary on the Pacific island of Yap. Many Yapese and those who worked with the missionary are still recovering.

The World

The open sailing canoes of Yap

Arts, Culture & Media

For centuries the islanders of Yap were renowned in the Pacific for their navigational skills. Recently, there’s been a resurgence of interest among young Yapese in learning this ancient skill. The World’s Mary Kay Magistad went sailing with some of them.

The World

Stone money

Arts, Culture & Media

On the Pacific Island of Yap, you can’t exactly keep change in your pocket when dealing in the local currency. It’s stone and up to twelve feet across. Its origins go back millennia. The money is still used. From PRI’s The World.