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Futures Forecast: A “Guarded” Democracy in Fiji.

Written by Paul Buchanan on Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Futures Forecast: A “Guarded” Democracy in Fiji. Paul G. Buchanan Change of Guard Ceremony, Government House, Suva. Republic of Fiji Military Forces hand over guardship to Republic of Fiji Police. Photo: Republic of Fiji Military Forces (http://www.rfmf.mil.fj/news/Change%20of%20Guards.html) .   Revelations that the Fijian military-bureaucratic regime has rejected important aspects of the draft constitution submitted by […]

Selwyn Manning Interviews Coalition For Democracy In Fiji’s Nik Naidu on Fiji’s Slow Walk Back To Democracy

Written by Selwyn Manning on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Fiji: Selwyn Manning Interviews Coalition For Democracy In Fiji’s Nik Naidu on Fiji’s Slow Walk Back To Democracy This Week: Selwyn Manning interviews Nik Naidu on Fiji’s Slow Walk Back To Democracy – Beatson Interview, Triangle TV, August 6 2012. Nothing is ever very predictable about the political situation in Fiji – except its unpredictability. […]

Dispatch: The Weird Twist Underlying the NZSIS Raid on Fiji’s Pro-Democracy Movement

Written by Selwyn Manning on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The Weird Twist Underlying the NZSIS Raid on Fiji’s Pro-Democracy Movement Dispatch – By Selwyn Manning. Yesterday veteran Pacific journalist Mike Field broke this story where New Zealand’s Security Intelligence Service raided a Mt Albert dairy (grocery) owned by former Fiji Cabinet minister Rejesh Singh. A SIS officer, accompanied by three police officers – presumably […]

Analytic Brief: Managing Policy Fade

Written by Paul Buchanan on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Analytic Brief: Managing Policy Fade* From time to time 36th Parallel Assessments offers analytic briefs on subjects of diplomatic, geopolitical and strategic interest. This week’s topic is policy fade. Analysis – By Paul G. Buchanan. Deployment of Fijian soldiers and police as UN peacekeepers after the 2006 military coup in that country is a good […]

Fiji’s Military Regime Deploys More Personnel To UN Ops Than Australia, Canada, New Zealand Combined

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

Fiji’s Military Regime Deploys More Personnel To UN Ops Than Australia, Canada, New Zealand Combined Dispatch/Forecast – by Selwyn Manning. Since the 2006 Fiji coup Commodore Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama’s military-led government has remained fully engaged with the United Nations while incrementally increasing the number of troops and police it contributes to UN peacekeeping operations to […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 30 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Monday, April 30th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 30 2012 36th Parallel Assessments [RSSjb feed=”feed://36th-parallel.com/feed/” num=”5″ pubdate=”true” excerpt=”false” charex=”250″ list=”ul” target=”_blank” pubauthor=”false”] Fiji: Fiji’s Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has asked the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group to support the Bainimarama Government’s efforts to take the country to the 2014 general election. He […]

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 […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 21 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 21 2012 Tonga: The body of King George Tupou V will arrive in Tonga next Monday and his state funeral and burial will be held at the Royal Tombs, Mala’e Kula, Nuku’alofa, on Wednesday, March 28, Matangi Tonga Online reports. Paula Ma’u, the Secretary for Information and Communications, told […]

Fiji An Icon Of Pacific Constitutional Instability

Written by Selwyn Manning on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

36th Parallel External Report, 01 November 2006 – Why Fiji’s Army Believes It Has A Right To Overthrow Its Government – Last week, while covering the Forum in Nadi, Fiji, Scoop sought the views of Fijians as to why their military was threatening to over-throw the Fijian government. Should the demands of Fiji’s military commander […]

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