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Weekly Analysis: Chile’s Pacific Presence.

Written by Paul Buchanan on Friday, April 27th, 2012

Weekly Analysis: Chile’s Pacific Presence Analysis – By Dr Paul G. Buchanan Most attention focused on the South Pacific is directed at its Western fringe, where the majority of inhabitants reside and where, consequently, the political dynamics are the strongest. But the Southeastern Pacific, while underpopulated and lacking in the land masses of its southwestern neighbors, […]

Guest Analysis: Pacific Tilting West To PNG – And Super Power Rivalry

Written by 36th Parallel on Friday, April 27th, 2012

Guest Analysis: Pacific Tilting West To PNG – And Super Power Rivalry By economist Professor Wadan Narsey This analysis was first published on Pacific Scoop: If this was a news release by a geologist, alarm bells would be ringing around the Pacific and international scientific community. But retitle it “Pacific politics tilting to PNG” and […]

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Selwyn Manning On NZ Labour Party’s Leadership Woes

Written by Selwyn Manning on Friday, April 27th, 2012

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Selwyn Manning On NZ Labour Party’s Leadership Woes 36th Parallel apologises for the low sound quality. Selwyn Manning and Glenn Williams discuss how a leadership conundrum has again arisen within the New Zealand Labour Party. Revelations have emerged that Labour leader David Shearer’s office is in disarray over divided opinions on […]

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Paul Buchanan on the Summit of the Americas Talk-Fest

Written by 36th Parallel on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Paul Buchanan on the Summit of the Americas Talk-Fest Eye On The World: 36th-Parallel.com’s Paul Buchanan talks to Glenn Williams about the failure of this year’s Summit of the Americas talk-fest, and how the countries of Latin America are exercising their independence and indifference against the USA. Eye On The World […]

Weekly Analysis: Is Papua New Guinea A Failing State?

Written by Paul Buchanan on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Weekly Analysis: Is Papua New Guinea A Failing State? Analysis and Forecast – by Paul G. Buchanan. The ongoing political crisis in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is what is known in comparative politics as an “impossible game:” all major political actors have the ability to veto their opponent’s projects but none have the ability to […]

36th Parallel Assessment Series: Status of Forces Report

Written by Paul Buchanan on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Levels of Military Professionalism in the South Pacific 36th Parallel Assessment Series – By Paul G. Buchanan Introduction: Announcement that the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has approved a Fijian proposal to create an armed Legion as a regional rapid response unit raises the issue of military professionalism in the South Pacific.  Designed to respond to internal […]

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Paul Buchanan on the War on Terror’s Shift of Theatre

Written by 36th Parallel on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Paul Buchanan on Terrorism’s Evolution and the War on Terror’s Shift of Theatre There are two aspects to this evolution. First, the central front in the war on terrorism has moved from Central Asia to Saharan and Sub-Saharan Africa. The reason is not only that anti-terrorism efforts have largely been successful […]

36th Parallel Weekly Analysis Update April 17 2012

Written by 36th Parallel on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

36th Parallel Weekly Analysis Update April 17 2012 36th-Parallel.com’s Dr Paul Buchanan introduces the featured analysis postings for the week beginning April 16 2012. This Week’s Analysis: Dr Paul Buchanan – Weekly Analysis: Managing Corruption in the South Pacific Recent Video Analysis: Video Interview: Selwyn Manning on Pacific Geopolitics Reshapes As Melanesians Assert Security Autonomy

Interview: Pacific Geopolitics Reshapes As Melanesians Assert Security Autonomy

Written by Selwyn Manning on Friday, April 13th, 2012

Interview: Pacific Geopolitics Reshapes As Melanesians Assert Security Autonomy Glenn Williams interviews 36th-Parallel.com’s Selwyn Manning on why Melanesian leaders have asserted from a security sense an independence and autonomy that renders Australia and New Zealand almost redundant in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu. Melanesia’s solidarity-move counters what can be perceived as a weak […]

Weekly Analysis: Managing Corruption in the South Pacific

Written by Paul Buchanan on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Weekly Analysis: Managing Corruption in the South Pacific Analysis and Forecast – By Dr. Paul G. Buchanan. Although it is unfortunate to say so, corruption is a major feature of South Pacific life. It is pervasive, endemic, often culturally rooted but now aggravated by the presence of external actors intent on securing material or political […]

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