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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 […]

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 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 17 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – April 17 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”] 36th Parallel Security Assessment – by Paul Buchanan: 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 […]

Interview: Glenn Williams IVs Paul Buchanan On How Corrupt Is The South/West Pacific

Written by 36th Parallel on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Eye On The World: Paul Buchanan & Glenn Williams On How Corrupt Is The South/West Pacific 36th-Parallel’s Paul Buchanan and Glenn Williams discuss how South/West Pacific nations are largely considered as corrupt by Transparency International. Why is this so? See Also: 36th Parallel Weekly Analysis by Paul G. Buchanan – Managing Corruption In The South […]

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 […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 29 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Thursday, March 29th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 29 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”] Audio Interview: 36th Parallel’s Paul Buchanan on Radio New Zealand discussing whether the New Zealand Public was misinformed over the real reasons NZ SAS troopers were deployed to Afghanistan. Click here to listen. + Audio […]

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 28 2012

Written by Selwyn Manning on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 28 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”] Audio Interview: 36th Parallel’s Paul Buchanan on Radio New Zealand discussing whether China company Huawei is an ICT spy risk. Click here to listen. Pacific/Fiji: UVA (Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Islands News Association meets […]

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

Written by Selwyn Manning on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

36th-Parallel Regional News Round-Up – March 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”] Audio Outlink: 36th Parallel’s Paul Buchanan on NewstalkZB with Mike Hosking on tension over North Korea rocket launch. Click here to listen. Tonga: Sombre scenes as Tonga’s late king comes home – Thousands of sombre […]

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