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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 […]

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 […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 27 2012

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

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 27 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”] Pacific Region: Analysis – By economist Professor Wadan Narsey – 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 […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 26 2012

Written by 36th Parallel on Thursday, April 26th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 26 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”] Australia/Solomon Islands/RAMSI: Australia’s Defence Minister Stephen Smith says an exit plan is being developed for the defence contingent of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands. Smith is in Honiara and met the Solomons Prime […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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