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Continuity, Crisis and the Process of Political Consolidation in Tonga.

Written by Paul Buchanan on Friday, July 13th, 2012

Continuity, Crisis and the Process of Political Consolidation in Tonga. Weekly Analysis – By Paul G. Buchanan. This week the Tongan Crown Prince Tupouto’a Ulukalala is marrying his cousin. Although there is concern about potential inbreeding, the wedding demonstrates commitment to the royal lineage on the part of recently installed King Tupou VI. The nuptials reaffirm […]

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

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

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 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”] Video Interview: 36th Parallel’s 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 […]

Weekly Analysis Video: Tonga’s New King Tupou VI + NZ’s Policy Shift Over Iran

Written by Paul Buchanan on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Weekly Analysis Video: Tonga’s New King Tupou VI + NZ’s Policy Shift Over Iran Dr Paul Buchanan introduces the featured analysis items on 36th-Parallel.com for the week, including Tonga’s Reform Timeline Ensures A Return To The Past Is Impossible, Nuclear Iran: New Zealand’s Police Silence Is A Foreign Policy Shift, and Proclamation of Tonga’s New […]

Weekly Analysis: Tonga’s Reform Timeline Ensures A Return To The Past Is Impossible

Written by Selwyn Manning on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Weekly Analysis: Tonga’s Reform Timeline Ensures A Return To The Past Is Impossible Tonga’s transition from an authoritarian Monarchy-led and appointed government toward a Polynesian-style democracy received a blow of uncertainty with the death of the Late King George Tupou V. Even so, this is unlikely to cause Tonga to return to a state where its […]

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