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Status of Forces Report Part 2: Military Professionalism in the South Pacific.

Written by Paul Buchanan on Friday, May 25th, 2012

Status of Forces Report Part 2: Military Professionalism in the South Pacific. 36th Parallel Assessment Series – By Paul G. Buchanan Introduction: In Part One of the the Status of Forces series, 36th Parallel Assessments offered an overview of typologies of military forces and civil-military relations. Designed as an introduction to the subject for readers […]

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 […]

Extended Interview: 95bFM’s Simon Maude IVs Selwyn Manning on ANZ Common Currency + Melanesia Sets Up Security Force

Written by Selwyn Manning on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Extended Interview: 95bFM’s Simon Maude IVs Selwyn Manning on ANZ Common Currency + Melanesia Sets Up Security Force 95bFM The Wire: Selwyn Manning & Simon On ANZ Common Currency + Melanesia’s newly established a security force called The Legion. Is it feasible for Australia and New Zealand to create a single common currency? What are […]

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 […]

Security Level B Analysis: Melanesia’s Leaders Approve Security Force

Written by Selwyn Manning on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Melanesia’s Leaders Approve Security Force & Position MSG Bloc To Interact Directly With Global Bodies 36th Parallel Analysis and Forecast – By Selwyn Manning. Security Level B: Late on Friday March 30 Melanesia’s leaders emerged from their annual summit resolute that security and progress will best be achieved by forming a stronger and secure regional […]

Melanesia’s Leaders Approve Security Force & Position MSG Bloc To Interact With Global Bodies

Written by Selwyn Manning on Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Melanesia’s Leaders Approve Security Force & Position MSG Bloc To Interact Directly With Global Bodies 36th Parallel Analysis and Forecast – By Selwyn Manning. Late on Friday March 30 Melanesia’s leaders emerged from their annual summit resolute that security and progress will best be achieved by forming a stronger and secure regional bloc. Melanesia’s solidarity-move […]

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Selwyn Manning On Why New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Is Failing

Written by Selwyn Manning on Friday, March 30th, 2012

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Selwyn Manning On Why New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Is Failing 36th-Parallel.com political analyst Selwyn Manning is interviewed by Glenn Williams on why New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, is seemingly failing to govern his ministry and failing to provide it leadership through a reform and restructuring phase. Manning argues […]

RAMSI in Transition: Towards Indigenous Security?

Written by Paul Buchanan on Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Weekly Analysis: RAMSI in Transition – Towards Indigenous Security? The Regional Assistance Mission in the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has begun a transition to indigenous law enforcement. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be given control of non-lethal weapons and RAMSI’s security component, which once reached 2,200 troops and police officers, will be reduced in […]

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