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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 – May 03 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – May 03 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/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea: – Analysis by Selwyn Manning – As Papua New Guinea struggles to maintain order in the face of two clashing political factions, its two southern neighbors Australia and New Zealand are […]

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 […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 23 2012

Written by 36th Parallel on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 23 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”] West Papua: More than 400 Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) flags have been flown by scores of people on a demonstration in Tanggal, Serui, West Papua, in dramatic defiance of an Indonesian law banning the public […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 22 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 22 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”] Papua New Guinea: 36th Parallel Analysis & Forecast – Paul Buchanan writes the ongoing political crisis in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is what is known in comparative politics as an “impossible game:” all major political […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 18 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 18 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”] Timor Leste: Report – By Michael Bachelard in Dili – A military man recommended by the United Nations for criminal prosecution six years ago seems almost certain to become the new president of East Timor. […]

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 […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 12 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 12 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”] South East Asia: The Philippines has sent a second ship to a stand-off with two Chinese ships in the South China Sea, even as both sides pledged diplomacy. A coast guard boat will join the […]

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