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A bridge too far.

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, 36th Parallel Assessments, AM-NC, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, External Powers, Forecasts, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Intelligence, KB, KB, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Region, Paul G Buchanan, Peoples Republic of China, Political Transition, Politics, Security, Super-Power Presence, Trend Forecasting, United States of America, USA  /  Comments Off on A bridge too far.

Headline: A bridge too far. – 36th Parallel Assessments Jiaozhou Bay/Qingdao-Haiwan Bridge, China. Photo: Feel the Planet (feel-planet.com). The Labour-led government in New Zealand has settled on a new mantra when it comes to addressing the US-China rivalry. It claims that New Zealand is ideally situated to become a bridge between the two great powers […]

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‘Rethink’ say ABC friends condemning Canberra’s Pacific media plan

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, ABC, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian foreign policy, Charlot Salwai, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, Media policy, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific broadcasting, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi  /  Comments Off on ‘Rethink’ say ABC friends condemning Canberra’s Pacific media plan

Professional broadcasting in the Pacific depends on “two-way respectful communication” that enhances understanding of diverse perspectives in the region, says the ABC Friends group. Image: vizit.com Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A public broadcasting advocacy group has condemned Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s plan to commercialise Pacific broadcasting as not being able to provide quality public […]

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Confronting Sharp Power.

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, 36th Parallel Assessments, AM-NC, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, External Reports, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Geopolitics, Intelligence, KB, KB, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Paul G Buchanan, Peoples Republic of China, Politics, Russia, Security, Sharp Power  /  Comments Off on Confronting Sharp Power.

Headline: Confronting Sharp Power. – 36th Parallel Assessments Source: http://akross.info/?k=List+of+magical+weapons++Wikipedia International relations is about exercising power to achieve objectives on the global stage. The actors that do so are states, companies, non-governmental organizations or criminal and non-state political actors acting directly or as proxies. The tools they employ have traditionally included hard power, which is the […]

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Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Australian aid, Balance, Cartoons, China, Culture, Evening Report, fairness, Featured, Foreign Policy, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military bases, News Media, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post  /  Comments Off on Dan McGarry: Want to lead in the Pacific? Try listening first

Cathy Wilcox’s Sydney Morning Herald cartoon is a showcase for everything that’s wrong with Australian foreign policy. Cartoon: Cathy Wilcox/SMH/VDP By Dan McGarry in Port Vila The average Australian’s conception of Pacific island nations is so limited it makes some of us wonder if they even want to understand. Our voices—and our reality—have been pointedly […]

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Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, Cook Islands, Defence, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Foreign Policy, Global, Indigenous, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palau-Belau, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on Michael Powles: ‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

Australian Foreign Policy White Paper … “Opportunity, Security, Strength” but a step too far for New Zealand. Image: Aust govt ANALYSIS: By Michael Powles with Anna Powles Australia’s recent Foreign Policy White Paper says that Australia’s approach in the region will focus on “helping to integrate Pacific countries in the Australian and New Zealand economies […]

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Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, AIM, Analysis-Reportage, Aotearoa Independence Movement, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Foreign Policy, Global, Human Rights, independence, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Murray Horton, New Zealand, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Murray Horton: Independent foreign policy? Fine words, but not reality

OPINION: By Murray Horton The Aotearoa Independence Movement (AIM) congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for explicitly defying President Trump’s bullying in relation to New Zealand’s United Nations vote against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. She went on to say that “New Zealand has, and always has had, an independent foreign policy“. Fine […]

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ANALYSIS: Lieutenant General Tim Keating’s Operation Burnham Account Highlights Key Legal Concerns

By   /  April 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Afghanistan, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Baghlan Province, Bamyan Province, Civil rights, Crime, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Foreign Policy, Full Coverage, Geopolitics, Human Rights, Human rights cases, Human rights violations, Indepth, Inquiry, Intelligence, international law, Investigation, Investigative journalism, ISAF, Joint Prioritized Effects List, Law and order, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military Forces, Must Read, New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Special Air Service, NZ Politics, NZDF, NZSAS, Operation Burnham, Politics, Terrorism, War, Weapons  /  Comments Off on ANALYSIS: Lieutenant General Tim Keating’s Operation Burnham Account Highlights Key Legal Concerns

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ By Selwyn Manning – Editor of EveningReport.nz. This analysis was first published on Kiwipolitico.com. Selwyn Manning, editor EveningReport.nz. There’s an overlooked aspect of the New Zealand Defence Force’s account of Operation Burnham that when scrutinised suggests a possible breach of international humanitarian law and laws relating to war and armed conflict […]

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NZ should have barred ‘tough guy’ Duterte visit, says Human Rights Foundation

By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Diplomacy, Evening Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Murray McCully, New Zealand, Newstalk ZB, Pacific Media Centre, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte  /  Comments Off on NZ should have barred ‘tough guy’ Duterte visit, says Human Rights Foundation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz President Rodrigo Duterte … “engaging character” but extrajudicial killings off the agenda. Image: ANU/AsiaPacifiic The chairman of the Human Rights Foundation says New Zealand has standards for granting visas, and he does not think the president of the Philippines would meet them, reports Newztalk ZB. President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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