Mission Statement

Mission Statement

36th Parallel Assessments is a non-partisan, non-governmental geopolitical risk and strategic analysis consultancy. Located in Auckland, New Zealand, 36th Parallel Assessments offers tiered political risk, market intelligence and strategic forecasting services. It combines open source intelligence and trend analysis, qualitative subject studies and targeted research on matters of economic, political and social import from a South Pacific perspective. In doing so 36th Parallel Assessments serves as a window on national and regional trends, including the activities of extra-regional powers and actors in the Trans-Pacific context.

Its mission is two-fold: more generally, to provide independent analysis of geopolitical and geostrategic issues to public and private entities; and more specifically to facilitate constructive dialogue between public and/or  private clients. By identifying regional windows of opportunity 36th Parallel Assessments offers clients potential avenues for productive exchange. By identifying regional risks  36th Parallel Assessments helps clients avoid losses.

When you register as a free subscriber with 36th Parallel you will have access to freely available open source intelligence and information. Registration allows  free email receipt of the latest 36th Parallel publications.


See 36th Parallel’s Services and Products Sheet (pdf).

36th Parallel is also building a database titled: The Pacific Power List. This product will offer purchasers access to a regularly updated database of movers and shakers in the Pacific region, including The Politics List, and, The Business List – a who is who of sector based operators and point-people.

Click here for information on 36th Parallel Assessment’s founder: Paul G. Buchanan.

We invite interested individuals, parties and entities to contact us to discuss our services and your regional intelligence, assessment, and forecasting needs.