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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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PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, KB, KB, Lombrum naval base, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Naval port, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United States  /  Comments Off on PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin … critical of Port Moresby government’s lack of consultation. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific The governor of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Province has hinted that he could obstruct Australia’s bid to build a naval port on Manus Island. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on November 1 that his country […]

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Chinese officials kick out EMTV, foreign media from APEC events – allow Beijing state media

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Development, DJF, Economics, EMTV, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, Human Rights, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide, Trade, United States  /  Comments Off on Chinese officials kick out EMTV, foreign media from APEC events – allow Beijing state media

Some critics say that China’s latest behaviour toward foreign journalists casts doubt over its vow to treat neighbours with “respect”. Image: Natalie Whiting/ABC News/My Land, My Country By Scott Waide Papua New Guinea’s freedoms of speech, expression and access to information were challenged yesterday when Chinese officials barred both local and non-Chinese media from attending meetings at three Asia-Pacific […]

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Scott Waide: How China is several moves ahead in Port Moresby

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Development, DJF, Economics, EMTV, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, scott waide, Trade, US  /  Comments Off on Scott Waide: How China is several moves ahead in Port Moresby

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Prime Minister of PNG Peter O’Neill shaking hands. Image: Solomon Kantha/My Land My Country COMMENTARY: By Scott Waide In November every year, the Papua New Guinean National budget usually takes centre stage. But not this year. This week, the 2019 budget came two days before the start of the biggest […]

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Op-Ed: Turkey: 95 Years of Humanitarian Foreign Policy

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, DJF, Evening Report, Geopolitics, Human Rights, Humanitarian relief, Intelligence, KB, KB, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, Op-Ed, Republic of Turkey, Security, Turkey, Turkish Government  /  Comments Off on Op-Ed: Turkey: 95 Years of Humanitarian Foreign Policy

Op-Ed: Turkey: 95 Years of Humanitarian Foreign Policy By Republic of Turkey’s ambassador to New Zealand, Ahmet Ergin. Turkey’s Ambassador to New Zealand, H.E. Ahmet Ergin, and New Zealand Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy. On 29 October 2018, we celebrated 95th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. In these 95 years of […]

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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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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s remarkable CPTPP

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Bryce Edwards, CPTPP, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Free trade, Geopolitics, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, Pacific Region, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s remarkable CPTPP

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Labour’s remarkable CPTPP Dr Bryce Edwards. Last year, Labour MPs were amongst the 72,000 who marched in the streets against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Now in Government, Labour appears to have made major progress in ensuring the TPP should happen. Below are 20 of the most important items from recent days […]

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