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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 […]

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Paul Buchanan On How Corrupt Is The South/West Pacific

Written by 36th Parallel on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Eye On The World: Paul Buchanan & Glenn Williams On How Corrupt Is The South/West Pacific 36th-Parallel’s Paul Buchanan and Glenn Williams discuss how South/West Pacific nations are largely considered as corrupt by Transparency International. Why is this so? See Also: 36th Parallel Weekly Analysis by Paul G. Buchanan – Managing Corruption In The South […]

Proclamation Of Tonga’s New King A Milestone Along Authoritarian-Democratic Transition Line

Written by Paul Buchanan on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Proclamation Of Tonga’s New King Tupou VI A Milestone Along Authoritarian-Democratic Transition Line 36th Parallel Analysis – By Paul G. Buchanan. The death of the Tongan King George Tupou V (pictured left)represents a rare moment in politics. Not only does it mark another example of dynastic succession (of the monarchical variety). It also represents another […]

Weekly Analysis: Tonga’s Reform Timeline Ensures A Return To The Past Is Impossible

Written by Selwyn Manning on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Weekly Analysis: Tonga’s Reform Timeline Ensures A Return To The Past Is Impossible Tonga’s transition from an authoritarian Monarchy-led and appointed government toward a Polynesian-style democracy received a blow of uncertainty with the death of the Late King George Tupou V. Even so, this is unlikely to cause Tonga to return to a state where its […]

Analysis Video: Tonga’s Reform Progress Must Continue Or Crisis Looms

Written by Selwyn Manning on Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Analysis Video: Tonga’s Reform Progress Must Continue Or Crisis Looms Glenn Williams interviews Selwyn Manning on what Tonga can expect with the appointment of its new King Tupou VI. Does Tonga’s democratic reform timeline ensure a return to the past is impossible? What is the Late King George Tupou V’s legacy? What can we expect […]

Flash-Back (Video) The Funeral of Tonga’s King Tāufa āhau Tupou IV

Written by Selwyn Manning on Monday, March 19th, 2012

Flash-Back (Video) The Funeral of Tonga’s King Tāufa āhau Tupou IV 36th Parallel apologizes for the variable video and audio quality. Produced by Selwyn Manning for Scoop TV: The Funeral of Tonga’s King Tāufa āhau Tupou IV (September 2006) explores whether Tonga was on the brink of change and what may happen should the expectations […]

Flash-Back (Video): Tonga – Class Restored – October 31 2007

Written by Selwyn Manning on Monday, March 19th, 2012

Flash-Back (Video): Tonga – Class Restored – October 31 2007 36th Parallel apologizes for the variable audio quality. Part 1 of Tonga – Class Restored (fifteen minutes). Part 2 of Tonga – Class Restored (six minutes). Produced in October 2007 by Selwyn Manning, broadcast on Stratos TV and webcast on Scoop.co.nz. See Also: (Video) The […]

Weekly Analysis: Commodities Boom Widens PIF Rift.

Written by Paul Buchanan on Friday, March 9th, 2012

Weekly Analysis: Commodities Boom Widens PIF Rift. 36th-Parallel Analysis. In order to understand political dynamics, underlying economic factors often need to be considered. The growing rift within the Pacific Island Forum between the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and the Polynesian Leaders Group (PLG) is one such instance. The metals boom preceded the minerals boom, both […]

Video Dispatch: Selwyn Manning and Glenn Williams on Australia’s New Foreign Minister

Written by Selwyn Manning on Friday, March 9th, 2012

Video Dispatch: Selwyn Manning and Glenn Williams on Australia’s New Foreign Minister Selwyn Manning is interviewed by KiwiFM’s Glenn Williams and analyses former NSW Premiere Bob Carr’s appointment as the Australia Federal Government’s foreign minister. The appointment is controversial but this does not detract from Carr’s ability to tackle the portfolio and progress a foreign […]

Polynesia Forecast: McCully throws Tongan A-G Under the Bus

Written by Paul Buchanan on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Polynesia Forecast: McCully throws Tongan A-G Under the Bus Analysis & Forecast – By Dr Paul G. Buchanan. Revelations that New Zealand and Australian aid funds destined for promotion of democratic governance in Tonga are unaccounted for have highlighted the diplomatic dilemmas confronting the Antipodean states on matters of Pacific foreign policy. The Tongan Auditor-General […]

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