for Journals by Title or ISSN
for Articles by Keywords
help
  Subjects -> POLITICAL SCIENCE (Total: 710 journals)
    - CIVIL RIGHTS (13 journals)
    - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (64 journals)
    - POLITICAL SCIENCE (611 journals)
    - POLITICAL SCIENCES: GENERAL (22 journals)

POLITICAL SCIENCE (611 journals)            First | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7     

India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
India Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Indialogs : Spanish Journal of India Studies     Open Access  
Indonesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Innovation Policy and the Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Innovations : Technology, Governance, Globalization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Insight on Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intelligence & National Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interest Groups & Advocacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Communication of Chinese Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Critical Thought     Hybrid Journal  
International Innovation – Regional Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal : Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of E-Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Group Tensions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Human Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Press/Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Migration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Migration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Negotiation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International NGO Journal     Open Access  
International Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
International Peacekeeping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Political Science Abstracts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Regional Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Spectator : Italian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Irish Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Irish Studies in International Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Israel Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Japan Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Japanese Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Japanese Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription  
JCMS Journal of Common Market Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal Exit-Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Deradikalisierung und demokratische Kultur     Open Access  
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal für Rechtspolitik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chinese Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Cold War Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Conflict Resolution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Conflict Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Conflictology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Contemporary European Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis     Open Access  
Journal of Current Chinese Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Defense Studies & Resource Management     Partially Free  
Journal of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research     Open Access  
Journal of Environment & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Eurasian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of European Integration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Genocide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Global Initiatives : Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective     Open Access  
Journal of Globalization and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of History and Diplomatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Human Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Information Technology & Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of International Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of International Peacekeeping     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of International Relations and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Language and Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)

  First | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7     

Journal Cover New Zealand International Review
   [3 followers]  Follow    
   Full-text available via subscription Subscription journal
     ISSN (Print) 0110-0262
     Published by RMIT Publishing Homepage  [418 journals]
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - Finding our way in a transformed world
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Terence Globalisation is transforming the world. The causes are varied, but they include destabilising repercussions of globalisation alongside regional, ethnic and religious hostility. The changes have placed an even higher premium on accepted rules to govern predictable international behaviour. New Zealand must adjust its external policies to this threshold moment. It must urge a greater role for the growing powers like China in the management of the world economy and reaffirm the primacy of the rule of international law, especially as it seeks to tighten ties with the United States. New Zealand's efforts to be a good international citizen will be tested later in the year when its bid for a Security Council seat is resolved.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - Paths to Victory
    • Abstract: Paul, Christopher An age-old form of warfare, insurgency is still a problem for many governments today and merits careful study. Regional governments, global coalitions and international security policy-makers - all have an interest in finding the ways and means of countering such challenges. Historical analysis provides a good foundation for understanding the problem and seeking solutions to it. The Rand Corporation has undertaken an extensive and detailed comparative examination of insurgencies begun and completed worldwide since the Second World War, focusing on the 71 most recently resolved conflicts in particular. The findings of this important study provide useful guidelines for implementing an effective counter-insurgency strategy.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - China's maritime strategy
    • Abstract: Chandramohan, Balaji After long being a continental power, China in the 21st century has started to follow an ambitious maritime expansion course, seeking to bolster its power-projection capabilities, especially in North Asia, South-east Asia, the South-west Pacific and the South Pacific. This has pushed the countries in the Asia-Pacific region such as Australia, India, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia to form an effective strategic partnership. Further, it has induced the United States to increase its maritime military presence in the region - with a view to having a forward presence or pivot. It has sought increased strategic co-operation and alliance with countries that are wary of China's expanding maritime presence
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - Questioning our natural alliance
    • Abstract: Steadman, Hugh Since the end of the Cold War, the nature and purpose of the Western alliance, of which New Zealand has by long established tradition been a member, has undergone significant change; so, too, have New Zealand's commercial interests and trading patterns. New Zealand now faces significant costs from its continued membership of a military alliance no longer in perfect harmony with its commercial interests. With the conformity demands of the Western alliance and the country's best commercial interests diverging and soon, possibly, to be pulling in opposite directions, is it time for New Zealand to make a fundamental reappraisal of its positioning?
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - Wife and baggage to follow [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter Review(s) of: Wife and baggage to follow, by Rachel Miller, Published by Halstead Press, Sydney, 2013, 240pp, $39.99.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - Peace, power and politics: How New Zealand became
           nuclear free [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hensley, Gerald Review(s) of: Indexer please enter the following minimum information (where available): TITLE, AUTHOR(S) and ISBN for each book reviewed.Peace, power and politics: How New Zealand became nuclear free, by Maire Leadbeater, Published by Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013, 292pp, $55.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - The Chinese question in central Asia: Domestic order,
           social change, and the Chinese factor [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Shlapentokh, Dmitry Review(s) of: The Chinese question in central Asia: Domestic order, social change, and the Chinese factor, by Marlene Laruelle and Sebastien Peyrouse, Published by Columbia University Press, New York, 2012, 271pp, US$50.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - Drone strikes: Ethics and strategy
    • Abstract: Dalziel, Natalie As New Zealand's role in Afghanistan comes to a close, the War on Terror has been relegated to the backseat of the New Zealander public's consciousness, albeit prematurely so. With the first New Zealander killed in a drone strike in Yemen, it is timely that New Zealand reconsider its support for a tactic that opponents argue is itself an act of terrorism. As yet no consensus has been reached as to whether drone strikes constitute a breach of international law. We must, therefore, base our assessment on whether the tactic is ethically and strategically flawed. With every hell-fire missile that Nobel Peace Prize winning Barack Obama rains down on al-Qaeda and any civilians unfortunate enough to be in the way, a New Zealand decision on this question becomes more urgent.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - David Lange's global diplomacy
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken Of New Zealand's fifteen prime ministers since 1945, David Lange has been written about the most in regards to his global diplomacy. He is the one who has written the most insightfully on his own prime ministerial time, particularly about his global diplomacy. Lange gave the Kirk brand - New Zealand as a progressive small state, with a deep internationalism central to our national identity - a new impetus. His standout achievement was in promoting New Zealand's enduring non-nuclear status. He also secured invaluable exposure for New Zealand beyond our traditional audiences in Canberra, London and Washington and repolished New Zealand's good international citizenship credentials.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 3 - New Zealand and the world: Challenges we must meet
    • Abstract: Peters, Winston New Zealand faces a challenging situation in a world of giants. National self-preservation must be the ultimate goal. We must ensure our security and stability in an increasingly uncertain international environment. New Zealand must look to its relationships with our traditional allies and give priority to the South Pacific. New Zealand needs to play a deft hand, and to do so it must have the requisite resources, especially of diplomats. New Zealand must have an effective, pro-fessional and well-resourced foreign service to protect New Zealand's interests. It needs to have people with the training, the experience, the judgment and the intellectual capacity to handle very complex and fluid situations.
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:43:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - India votes: A Modi landslide
    • Abstract: Sharma, Ashok India went to polls for the sixteenth Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament, in April-May. It was the longest election in the country's history and the world's largest ever election. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won convincingly. Corruption, price rises, slow economic growth, unemployment, terrorism and communalism, and the external security challenges were all important issues. But the election revolved around one man: Narendra Damodardas Modi, hailed as an excellent economic performer and administrator. In the coming days he will be closely watched for his initiatives to fix the economy and a number of pressing issues and how he leads a nation of 1.2 billion people.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Modi's rise: The far flank implications
    • Abstract: Chandramohan, Balaji The accession to power of Narendra Modi represents a big change of political direction in India, from a left-centre to a right-centre orientation. The outcome of the recent elections will also change India's strategic outreach and strengthen its internal functioning. Its economy and military power will be bolstered. India's more realistic approach will be accepted by countries that are often called India's strategic far flank, such as Australia and New Zealand, which want India to be pro-active in its diplomatic initiatives. These include free trade agreements - though India's conduct of further nuclear tests will no doubt bring complications in the various bilateral relationships.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Jim Bolger's global diplomacy
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken Jim Bolger ranks alongside David Lange and Helen Clark as the three outstanding support acts to Norman Kirk's best-for-us global diplomacy brand - New Zealand as a progressive small state, with deep internationalism central to our national identity. Bolger's capable performance derived most from his strong maturity of mind and an international landscape that played to his capability. Bolger's support team was the best that any of New Zealand's post-1945 prime ministers had. Foreign minister Don McKinnon and top mandarin Simon Murdoch were the standouts in the support team. Bolger's signature moment was his hosting the 1995 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Stoking the engine of growth
    • Abstract: Groser, Tim The link between involvement in comprehensive free trade agreements, or trade and investment integration agreements by whatever name, and internal reform is certainly nothing new. It has been evident in economies as diverse as New Zealand's and China's. Japan, too, has recognised the importance of such an approach. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated that his government sees structural adjustment as crucial to the success of his internal economic programme. And central to that adjustment is the success of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The entry of Japan into the TPP negotiation was transformational. The addition of the world's third largest economy immediately raised the stakes.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Russia-New Zealand ties: Two looming milestones
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Disarmament: The balance sheet
    • Abstract: Kane, Angela The balance sheet for disarmament consists of a lot more than numbers. A fair assessment of such a balance sheet must take into account not just where things stand now, but how we got to where we are, and where we are likely to go next. Optimists look at the global record with respect to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and marvel at how much extraordinary progress has been made. To pessimists, however, the track record is actually quite uneven. Tilting the great balance sheet on disarmament in the direction of reason and common sense will require sustained and combined effort.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - India's hungry and enslaved
    • Abstract: Iqbal, Badar Alam India is the home of 25 per cent of the world's 842 million hungry people. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute's 2013 global hunger index, as many as 17.5 per cent of the people are under-nourished; 40.2 per cent of children are under-weight; and the under- five mortality rate is 6.1 per cent. Because of these shocking figures, India is classified as in the 'alarming category'. The hunger has resulted in slavery. With nearly 14 million slaves, India is home to half of the global slave population. The hunger and slavery trends are adversely affecting the country's growth and development.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Global security
    • Abstract: Lynch, Brian
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - The Mighty Totara: The life and times of Norman Kirk
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bassett, Michael Review(s) of: The Mighty Totara: The life and times of Norman Kirk, by David Grant, Published by: Random House, Auckland, 2014, 512pp, $45.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Thank you for your service [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hoadley, Stephen Review(s) of: Thank you for your service, by David Finkel, Published by: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, Brunswick, Victoria, 2013, 256pp, A$29.95.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - The new middle east: The world after the Arab spring;
           The Syria Dilemma [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony Review(s) of: The new middle east: The world after the Arab spring, by Paul Danahar, Published by: Bloomsbury, London, 2013, 467pp, US$23.33 (hb), $15.77 (pb); The Syria Dilemma, by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel Published by: Boston Review, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2013, 285pp, US$12.30.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 4 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Conflict and development
    • Abstract: Clark, Helen The world cannot achieve the eradication of extreme poverty if corners of it continue to be wracked by violent conflict and fragility. Problems affecting fragile states include weak governance and lack of resilience to potential internal and external shocks, such as climate change. High levels of youth unemployment are also a worrying factor. In states that have experienced violent conflict core institutions tend to be weak, and human capital depleted. Societies emerging from conflict often have minimal capacity to address legacies of war. If the underlying factors which drove the conflict are not addressed, the stage may be set for relapse into conflict. The UNDP's role is to try to dismantle the complex conflict-fragility-poverty trap.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - New Zealand between America and China
    • Abstract: McKinnon, John The United States and China, the two dominant powers of the Asia-Pacific region, have been managing their mutual relationship with some success since 1972. China's economic growth in recent decades has enormously strengthened its position. The United States has stated that it will remain in the region and it has the wherewithal to do so. Co-operation and competition will be equally present in this relationship. New Zealand has good relations with both countries. Neither containment nor exclusion benefits us. Rather, our interests and values are served best by a constructive relationship between the two powers. We can assist this through our bilateral relations and through participation with those countries and others in regional and multilateral organisations.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Secrets and influence in trade negotiations
    • Abstract: Jacobi, Stephen US trade policy has been criticised for giving undue weight to the views of advisers from outside government. The formal advisory system dates back to 1974 and today draws on representatives of business and civil society. The system is tightly regulated. Advisers are appointed by the US government and must be security cleared to receive access to confidential information. Advisers do not receive access to the negotiating text. Registered lobbyists are excluded. The advisory system has assisted the effective development of US negotiating positions. Such a system is unknown in New Zealand but some aspects could usefully be implemented here.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - New Zealand and the Asia-Europe meeting: Three years
           on
    • Abstract: Doidge, Mathew Launched in 1996, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) brings together 51 members (49 states and two regional organisations) in an increasingly dense and expansive dialogue framework. New Zealand joined ASEM at its eighth Summit in 2010, fully fifteen years after its initial expression of interest. Three years on, New Zealand's engagement with ASEM remains tentative. If the most is to be gained from its membership, a flexible approach is needed. There are a range of options open which together offer the possibility of achieving some of those benefits initially conceived, not the least of which is the demonstration of credibility and of commitment to the Asian space.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Dealing with the reality of small and distant
    • Abstract: Lynch, Brian Unless they are blessed with significant resources in global demand or geography works in their favour, small nations struggle to have their voice heard and their interests taken into account. They must rely on the attributes of soft power to attract attention and exert influence. New Zealand was thrust into this position in the early 1970s when its primary economic and strategic focus shifted from Europe to the Asia-Pacific. The reorientation has involved a major learning experience, of unfamiliar customs and values and new ways of doing business. Priority has had to be given to working collaboratively with other small states.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Tensions in the East China Sea
    • Abstract: Hoadley, Stephen The Diaoyutai Islands have become the focus of intense rivalry between Japan, China and Taiwan in recent years. This is driven by recognition of potential economic benefits arising from the Law of the Sea, which entitles the owner to the fish, hydrocarbons and minerals within the Exclusive Economic Zone that surrounds them. Nationalist sentiment has inflamed the competition. A number of avenues for mitigation of this threatening situation exist. These include international adjudication, joint resource development agreements, and a code of conduct. The Republic of China (Taiwan)'s East China Sea Peace Initiative is a promising template for minimising armed conflict and promoting maritime co-operation.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Friendly fire: Nuclear politics and the collapse of
           ANZUS, 1984-1987 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Dingman, Roger Review(s) of: Friendly fire: Nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987, by Gerald Hensley, Published by Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2013, 318pp, $45.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Securing freedom: The former head of MI5 on freedom,
           intelligence, the rule of law, torture and security [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Rolfe, Jim Review(s) of: Securing freedom: The former head of MI5 on freedom, intelligence, the rule of law, torture and security, by Eliza Manningham-Buller, Published by Profile Books, London, 2012, 92pp, 6.99 pounds.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - In the ring: A commonwealth memoir [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hensley, Gerald Review(s) of: In the ring: A commonwealth memoir, by Sir Don McKinnon, Published by: Elliott and Thompson Ltd, London, 2013, 288pp, $49.99.
      PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 6 - Index to volume 38
    • PubDate: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:09:38 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Discovering Asia
    • Abstract: McKinnon, John In the last twenty years the Asia New Zealand Foundation has played an increasingly important role in educating New Zealanders about Asia. The foundation's purpose has been to 'equip New Zealanders to thrive in Asia'. Its efforts are focused in three target areas: the population as a whole, the school population and opinion-leaders. The first aims to provide information that renders what is happening in Asia intelligible from a New Zealand perspective. The second is approached through three lenses: cultural competency, preparedness for the workplace, and language learning. The third, which has been a staple of the foundation's work since its establishment, includes supporting journalists, teachers, artists, and others to travel to Asia.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Norman Kirk's global diplomacy
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken Of New Zealand's fifteen prime ministers since 1945, Norman Kirk has pride of place in projecting New Zealand internationally. In branding New Zealand as a progressive small state, with a deep internationalism central to our national identity, he not only inspired a pinnacle moment for our global diplomacy but also established an enduring role, one best suited to our strengths - that of being a good international citizen. His outstanding effort has been cemented in place by the strong support performances of some of his successors on both sides of the political divide, notably David Lange, Jim Bolger and Helen Clark.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - The Colombo Chogm: A troubling outcome
    • Abstract: McIntyre, WDavid The 2013 Chogm Week in Sri Lanka was a disaster for the Commonwealth's reputation and leaves its supporters fearing for its future. Over the last fifteen years the governmental Commonwealth has been declining in comparison with the growth of regional and global summits. The rise of the corporate and voluntary Commonwealths, with their Business, Youth, and People's Forums, has widened participation and raised many hopes. Each of these Commonwealths performed effectively in Sri Lanka, but attracted almost no attention because of the controversy over the host country's human rights record in the aftermath of the brutal termination of its 30-year civil war in 2009. That the distraction was allowed to happen causes real fears for the future of this unique association.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Diplomatic postings: The case for non-professional
           appointees
    • Abstract: Collinge, John It is understandable that career diplomats might be less than enthusiastic at the appointment of non-career diplomats to key diplomatic posts. The Foreign Service Association of New Zealand in particular has over the years not been slow to belittle non-career diplomatic appointments, which are generally only made for key postings like London, Washington and Canberra. But non-career diplomats in fact often have skills and background that provide a good basis for representation, especially in key posts like London. There is no reason why career and non-career diplomats cannot co-exist. Their co-operation can add value to overseas posts.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Going North
    • Abstract: Bellamy, Paul New Zealand diplomats regularly travel to North Korea, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs visited in 2007. Interactions can be challenging with their controlled and formal nature, the North's suspicions and communication issues. However, Pyongyang has warmly welcomed the visits, and there have been positive experiences. They provide an important opportunity for dialogue, and for New Zealand directly to voice its position. Key issues discussed include the North's nuclear weapons programme, inter-Korean relations, human rights and bilateral relations. While New Zealand's influence is limited, it can help reduce Korean peninsula tensions through a multilateral approach and engagement with Pyongyang. Ultimately, though, the success of such an approach largely depends on the North.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Asia-Pacific integration: The economic and security
           dimensions
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Tonga's risky seabed mining ventures
    • Abstract: Sato, Yoichiro With technological advances, deep-sea mining offers a great economic potential for the Pacific Islands countries. Tonga's entry into seabed mining in its exclusive economic zone, however, has proceeded without an appropriate governance structure to regulate the industry and attracted some shady international figures working with a royal family member. The country's participation in an international consortium in seabed mining in international waters exposes the country to risks of environmental liability and financial loss possibly beyond its means to compensate. It is hoped that the country proceeds more cautiously, while ensuring that development of its own supervisory capability keeps pace with exploitation of the resources.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Without passion: New Zealand's very cold war [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Rabel, Roberto Review(s) of: Seeing red: New Zealand, the commonwealth and the cold war 1945-91, editors, Ian McGibbon and John Crawford, Published by: NZ Military History Committee, Wellington, 2012, 324pp, $25.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Modern Afghanistan: A history of struggle and survival
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony Review(s) of: Modern Afghanistan: A history of struggle and survival, by Amin Saikal, Published by I.B. Tauris, London, 2012, revised edition, 389pp, 15.99 pounds (pb).
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - British generals in Blair's wars [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Steadman, Hugh Review(s) of: British generals in Blair's wars, editors, Jonathan Bailey, Richard Iron and Hew Strachan, Published by Ashgate, Farnham, 2013, 346pp, $39.27 (pb).
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Refuge New Zealand: A nation's response to refugees
           and Asylum Seekers [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Alley, Roderic Review(s) of: Refuge New Zealand: A nation's response to refugees and Asylum Seekers, by Ann Beaglehole, Published by Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013, 263pp, $40.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Correspondence
    • PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 2 - Professor William Theodore Roy IDSM 11 January 1923-19
           December 2013
    • Abstract: Bing, Dov
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:15:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - A century of international arbitration and
           adjudication
    • Abstract: Keith, Kenneth It is a hundred years since the opening of the Peace Palace at The Hague. Built to house the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it subsequently became the site of the Permanent Court of International Justice and today the International Court of Justice. The courts reflected the development of processes for the peaceful means for the settlement of international disputes and for the clarification and development of international law, both private and public. Since 1923 the Peace Palace has also been a centre for the study of international law. This system has worked with varying degrees of effectiveness for a century but is perhaps due for review.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - On the front line of democracy
    • Abstract: Kidd, Doug The outcome of Pakistan's elections on 11 May was of historic significance. For the first time in the state's history, a civilian government completed its full term and power was transferred to another civilian government. Both national and international observers monitored the elections, including an eight-person Commonwealth team led by Sir Doug Kidd. The observers' verdict was mostly positive, despite the fact that proceedings were marred by violence. They all in the end formed the view that despite everything, and taking everything into account, the election enabled most voters to freely express their will and the result was a creditable expression of their will.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - New Zealand's global diplomacy story-book
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken Our prime ministers have been the most important players projecting New Zealand globally. Of the fifteen prime ministers since 1945, Norman Kirk stands out the most. His inspired branding of New Zealand as a progressive small state, with a deep internationalism central to our national identity, was a pinnacle moment for our global diplomacy. He found for us the global role best suited to our strengths - being a good international citizen. The Kirk branding endures, largely because of his outstanding effort. David Lange, Jim Bolger and Helen Clark have backed his branding with strong support performances. Sir Robert Muldoon and John Key have been the only prime ministers who have not committed wholeheartedly to the Kirk brand.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - India: New focus, new opportunities
    • Abstract: Sharma, Ashok Today India is considered to be a major player in the emerging global balance of power. It is also emerging as one of the centres of the modern global economy. One of the major aspects of India's foreign policy in the post-Cold War period is its increasing economic, political and strategic engagement with the Asia-Pacific region, or India's 'Look East Policy'. However, India's eastward expansion has not yet resulted in substantial strategic or economic relationship with New Zealand. There is ample scope for New Zealand to enhance this relationship, particularly in strategic and security co-operation, to deal with the emerging challenges from traditional and non-traditional sources in the region.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - The trans-Tasman link: More than the sum of two parts
    • Abstract: Potts, Michael The Australia-New Zealand relationship is perhaps the strongest between any two countries in the world. Our shared Anzac history, starting in Gallipoli but continuing in various theatres over the last 100 years, including most recently in Afghanistan, remains a special link. The relationship is not strictly an equal one - in terms of size and population. New Zealand focuses a lot more on Australia than the other way around. Assymetry is a factor also with defence and national security. But economic ties are close and the aim is to create a single economic market to enable business, consumers and investors to conduct operations across the Tasman in a seamless regulatory environment.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - The Maritime guerrillas: A sign of things to come?
    • Abstract: Shlapentokh, Dmitry In the summer of 2010 a few young men from the Maritime Provinces in Russia engaged in the systematic killing of several policemen. The event looks trivial in the context of recent Russian history marked by the spread of violent crime. Still, it is potentially a quite important event. Unlike ordinary criminals, those who took part in the murders were motivated by political ideology. They regarded the entire post-Soviet state as oppressive and were ready to die fighting it. The event has another important implication - the fighters were ethnic Russian rather than members of Muslim minorities and they were supported by a majority of the local population. The event indicated the potential emergence of a new centre of terrorist activity far away from the northern Caucasus and Volga region, as well as raising the spectre of the Russian Far East splitting away from the Russian Federation.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - The devouring dragon: How China's rise threatens the
           natural world [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bellamy, Paul Review(s) of: The devouring dragon: How China's rise threatens the natural world, by Craig Simons, Published by Awa Press, Wellington, 2013, 289pp, $36.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - New flags flying: Pacific leadership [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hoadley, Stephen Review(s) of: New flags flying: Pacific leadership, by Editors Ian Johnstone and Michael Powles, Published by Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2012, 328pp, $40.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Central Asia and the rise of normative powers:
           Contextualizing the security governance of the European Union, China, and
           India [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McKinnon, Alexander Review(s) of: Central Asia and the rise of normative powers: Contextualizing the security governance of the European Union, China, and India, by Emilian Kavalski, Published by: Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2012, 240pp, 19.99 pounds.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - The South Pacific rediscovered?
    • Abstract: Martin, John R More than 50 years ago Frank Corner suggested that a 're-discovery of our role in the South Pacific will contribute to the process by which we are regaining our national confidence and re-discovering our unique identity as New Zealanders'. This raises more questions than could possibly be tackled in a review article or indeed by someone whose direct South Pacific experience coincides with the time of Corner's proposition. But how much do New Zealanders know about the countries of the South Pacific outside their availability as tourist destinations and as the home of Pasifika New Zealanders? The tragic 2009 tsunami more than any other recent event brought Samoa to the attention of New Zealanders.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 1 - Passchendaele: The anatomy of a tragedy [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian Review(s) of: Passchendaele: The anatomy of a tragedy, by Andrew Macdonald, Published by HarperCollins Publishers (NZ) Ltd, Auckland, 2013, 303pp, $44.99.
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:03:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - Strange rebels [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGhie, Gerald Review(s) of: Strange rebels: 1979 and the birth of the 21st century, by Christian Caryl, Published by Basic Books, New York, 2013, 407pp.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - New Pacific geo-politics
    • Abstract: Powles, Michael New Zealand will have new challenges in the decades ahead because of its unique situation: some security dependence still on the old great power and increasing economic dependence on the new great power. Rivalry between China and the United States is increasing. Moreover, Sino-Japanese rivalry is also increasing and some observers fear conflict. Whatever develops, the situation will be enormously demanding for New Zealand. Nevertheless, we must not be deflected from honouring longstanding obligations in our own neighbourhood, including greater recognition of Pacific Islands' own priorities, governance, depopulation, Papua New Guuinea and regional lead ership, Indonesia, our commitment to decolonisation, peoples' mobility and the need to restore New Zealand's diminishing diplomatic capacity. New Zealand will have new challenges in the decades ahead because of its unique situation: some security dependence still on the old great power and increasing economic dependence on the new great power. Rivalry between China and the United States is increasing. Moreover, Sino-Japanese rivalry is also increasing and some observers fear conflict. Whatever develops, the situation will be enormously demanding for New Zealand. Nevertheless, we must not be deflected from honouring longstanding obligations in our own neighbourhood, including greater recognition of Pacific Islands' own priorities, governance, depopulation, Papua New Guuinea and regional leadership, Indonesia, our commitment to decolonisation, peoples' mobility and the need to restore New Zealand's diminishing diplomatic capacity.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - China in the Pacific Islands: A reality check
    • Abstract: Hayward-Jones, Jenny China's growing engagement in the Pacific Islands has fuelled talk of great power competition in the region. But viewing China's activities in the region in geo-strategic terms is inappropriate and potentially counter-productive. China's interests in the Pacific Islands are driven primarily by commercial interests, which are also linked to Chinese aid. China is a long way from challenging Australian dominance in aid, trade, investment and defence links with Pacific Islands. Co-operation with China in aid and investment activities will be more beneficial for Pacific Islands than building new security arrangements designed to compete with or manage China.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - Israel and the United States: A new trend
    • Abstract: Shlapentokh, Dmitry During the Cold War, Israel was the staunchest ally of the United States in the Middle East. It goes without saying that the US relationship with Israel continues to be strong. Still, new realities clearly affect this relationship. In comparison to the Cold War era, Israel has become much less important for the United States and, in some cases, it has actually become a liability. Israel's support in the United States, including among the Jewish community, has dwindled at least in comparison to the early years of Israel history. Jerusalem has recognised the new mood in Washington and the emerging complicated relationship between Middle Eastern countries and great powers, especially the United States.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - Issues in Australian defence
    • Abstract: Davies, Andrew After a decade of continuous operations, Australia's armed forces are fraying around the edges. A major recapitalisation began after the 1999 East Timor operation, but is only partly complete. There is a real risk that the mismatch between aspiration and resources that became obvious after the 2009 Defence white paper funding model collapsed just two weeks after its release will come home to roost in the next few years. The ADF is now looking at a situation a bit like the NZDF has faced before them - more top-end capabilities to support than money to do it with. Australian governments over the next decade will have the choice between finding more money for defence or finding a new ADF 'business model'.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - Persona non grata
    • Abstract: Peters, Winston
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - Syria: Is there an end in sight?
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - New Zealand foreign policy: The importance of
           reputation
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Terence As a small, isolated modern democracy, New Zealand lacks the economic or military power to take an assertive role in international affairs. But it makes its mark by its ingenuity in bio-technology and as a producer of high quality food and related commodities. To sustain its prosperity it depends on an effective system of rules-based international behaviour to ensure a predictable world. Values as well as interests drive New Zealand foreign policy. For New Zealand a vital part of credible foreign policy is preserving its reputation for integrity and commitment as a good global citizen. A capacity for independent judgment is an essential requirement.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - A political legacy of the British Empire: Power and
           the parliamentary system in post-colonial India and Sri Lanka [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: McKinnon, Malcolm Review(s) of: A political legacy of the British Empire: Power and the parliamentary system in post-colonial India and Sri Lanka, by Harshan Kumarasingham, Published by: IB Tauris, London, 2012, 297pp, 59.50 pounds.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 5 - Gallipoli: A ridge too far; The Nek: A Gallipoli
           tragedy [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian Review(s) of: Gallipoli: A ridge too far, by Editor Ashley Ekins, Published by Exisle Publishing Ltd, Wollombi, 2013, 336pp, $49.99; The Nek: A Gallipoli tragedy, by Peter Burness, Published by Exisle Publishing Ltd, Wollombi, 2013, 167pp, $34.99.
      PubDate: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:52:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - The gun: The story of the AK-47 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Fenton, Damien Review(s) of: The gun: The story of the AK-47, by C. J. Chivers, Published by Penguin, London, 2012, 481pp, 9.99 pounds.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Note for contributors
    • PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Correspondence
    • PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Where China meets India: Burma and the new crossroads
           of Asia [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Chen, Xin Review(s) of: Where China meets India: Burma and the new crossroads of Asia, by Thant Myint-U, Published by Faber and Faber, London 2011, 358pp, US$18 (hb), $13.40 (pb).
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - The fall and rise of the Islamic state [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony Review(s) of: The fall and rise of the Islamic state, by Noah Feldman, Published by Council on Foreign Relations and Princeton University Press (distributed by Footprint Books in New Zealand), Princeton, 2012 (new paperback edition), 189pp, US$14.95.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Diplomatic ladies: New Zealand's unsung envoys [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Hoadley, Stephen Review(s) of: Diplomatic ladies: New Zealand's unsung envoys, by Joanna Woods, Published by Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2012, 292pp, $49.99.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - After the missions: predicting New Zealand's security
           future
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter On 22 May a packed audience of 170 came together in Wellington to participate in a symposium entitled 'After the Missions: Understanding New Zealand's Security Future'. Formally opened by Commander Joint Forces New Zealand Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, the symposium discussed a range of issues related to the end of an intensive decade and a half of New Zealand military and civil operations overseas and considered what the future held in an increasingly complex security environment.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - The European Union and the Asia-Pacific region: A
           polish perspective
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter After being introduced by Professor Rob Rabel, Foreign Minister Radosław (Radek) Sikorski opened the discussion by referring to the long trip from Poland to New Zealand and the 'gravitational experience' of passing over China. He had come from a European Union that was changing and reforming but 'determined to have a harvest time soon'. Te problem of indebtedness was not intrinsically European (the debt to GDP ratio of the United States was worse). This was not the first crisis in the European Union, nor would it be the last. Te European Union contained one-quarter of the world's GDP, more than the United States and more than Brazil, India and China together. It included also over one-quarter of the world's currency resources (in Euro) - including one-quarter of the New Zealand Reserve Bank's foreign reserves. Finally, it was the biggest exporter and second biggest importer in the world.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Interests and values in international relations
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Terence Interests and values shape the foreign policies of most, if not all countries. The former relate to security, prosperity and well being; history, tradition, myth, cultural/religious background and ethnic make up shape the latter. Values-driven and interests-driven foreign relations are not alternative pathways for conducting world affairs. They are essential connections. Values-driven relations aim to transform political and social behaviour of others, while any changes so effected can affect how interests are best served. New Zealand's interests and values once focused on an Atlantic-centred English speaking world. Today, sometimes awkwardly, interests have pushed it into seeking relations in areas far removed from the source of its values.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Keeping relationships in good repair
    • Abstract: McCully, Murray All New Zealand's important relationships are in good repair. Although those with Australia and the United States are in a quiet period because of impending or recent elections, they will soon bounce back. With the United States there are hopes of a major breakthrough in terms of trade relations. Sino-New Zealand relations are also subdued, but trade is burgeoning. Japan's decision to joint the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a welcome change and New Zealand continues to pursue a free trade agreement with South Korea. The government is pressing ahead with plans to strengthen relations in a number of other areas, including Russia, South Asia, Latin America, the Persian Gulf and especially the South Pacific. It is also alive to the potential benefits of closer with countries on the African continent.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Instability in Mali
    • Abstract: Walker, Scott The recent French-led intervention in the sub-Saharan African state of Mali appears to have stemmed the tide of terrorism and jihadist activity for the moment. The Islamic rebels are now on the run, and elections are planned, possibly even by July. However, to deem the operation a success is to ignore the fundamental status of the country as a major aid recipient that is not capable of handling security issues on its own. The situation in Mali today remains unstable. Moreover, rather than being an isolated incident, the situation is actually connected to an overall humanitarian and security crisis for the entire region.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - A gradual de-thawing
    • Abstract: Bellamy, Paul In recent years the Korean peninsula has witnessed significant tension, including clashes between both Koreas and nuclear tests. Moreover, a new president has been elected in South Korea and a transition initiated in North Korea, new ruled by a young, untested leader, a leader who currently shows little inclination towards making fundamental policy changes facilitating reconciliation and stability. Indeed, tensions have increased. Against this background, Wellington and Pyongyang have established, relatively lately, a tenuous displomatic relationship. This was a challenging assignment. The relationship remains difficult, with New Zealand's concern over recent North Korea actions warranted. A cautious approach is advisable.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 4 - Understanding Korean choices
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian Between 1950 and 1953 New Zealand took part in the Korean War, a conflict that erupted suddenly when North Korea invaded its southern neighbour. More than 6000 New Zealanders served in Korea, in all, wheather on two frigates or in a ground force. The North Korean attempt forcibly to reunite Korea failed in the face of vigorous US-led action by the United Nations. But when Chinese Pople's Volunteers entered Korea the struggle became an indirect contest between the United States and China. The stalemate eventually opened the way for armistice negotiations, which after long delay culminated in an armistice on 27 July 1953. Following the armistice New Zealand pledged to return to the fray should South Korea again be subjected to aggression - a pledge that has continuing relevance.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:52:42 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Australia's uranium trade: The domestic and foreign
           policy challenges of a contentious export [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Ron Review(s) of: Australia's uranium trade: The domestic and foreign policy challenges of a contentious export, by editors Michael Clarke, Stephan Fruhling, Andrew O'Neil Published by Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, 2011, 212pp, 55 pounds.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Losing small wars: British military failure in Iraq
           and Afghanistan [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Steadman, Hugh Review(s) of: Losing small wars: British military failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, by Frank Ledwidge, Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, 308pp, USS27.50.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - The finish: The killing of Osama Bin Laden [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Hoadley, Stephen Review(s) of: The finish: The killing of Osama Bin Laden, by Mark Bowden, Published by: Grove Press UK, London, 2012, 266pp, 16.99 pounds.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Cyberspaces and global affairs [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Burton, Joe Review(s) of: Cyberspaces and global affairs, edited by Sean S. Costigan and Jake Perry, Published by Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, 2012, 404pp, 75 pounds.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Ideology versus practice: China's growing problem
    • Abstract: Tao, Peng In China a growing source of tension arises from the divergence in recent times of political ideology and practice. The theories of Marxism, Leninism and Maoism no longer reflect modern political realities. The obsolescence of the Communist Party's political theory complicates the government's efforts to justify its political decisions and performance. There have been calls from within the ruling elite for reform, though generally within the ambit of the existing system, which is characterised by a one-party dictatorship and a ban on all parties except the Communist Party. Outside critics are proclaiming the concept of constitutional democracy as a means of returning power to the people.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - New Zealand and Mexico: Strengthening a 40-year
           relationship
    • Abstract: Key, John It is 40 years since New Zealand and Mexico became diplomatic partners. Mexico has been New Zealand's largest trading partner in Latin America for more than twenty years. This is a solid foundation for establishing even closer links, whether by means of a bilateral free trade agreement or through the auspices of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. New Zealand welcomed Mexico's decision to join the TPP negotiations during 2012. New Zealand sees potential in both trade and investment. Working together New Zealand and Mexico can capitalise on opportunities that beckon, especially in meeting the growing demand for dairy products around the world.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - New Zealand's South pacific policy: Current directions
           and approaches
    • Abstract: Starodub, Tetiana New Zealand's current regional policy towards Pacific Islands countries is considered to be rather ambivalent. On the one hand, Wellington supports the political, economic and cultural development of the South Pacific states. On the other hand, it is seeking to influence the choices of models of development and determination of priorities of Islands countries' home and foreign policy. In its regional foreign policy Wellington reserves that right to represent the position of certain Islands states and inter-regional and global forums and assumes responsibility for creating a positive image of the South Pacific in the International arena.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - India looks outward
    • Abstract: Chandramohan, Balaji India, which has followed a continental strategic orientation since Independence in 1947, is now giving greater attention to its maritime capabilities. It is strengthening its navy and extending the range of naval operations. This development will have significant impact on the geo-politics of the Indo-pacific region. Countries that are wary of China's increased maritime assertiveness, most recently displayed in the South China Sea dispute, are likely to move towards strategic partnership with India. This tendency will coincide with the increasing strategic priority being given by the United States to the Indo-Pacific region, especially with a view to balancing China's increased maritime capabilities.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Is Indo-Pakistan peace possible?
    • Abstract: Aggarwal, Aniket The Indian and Pakistan governments are trying hard to prevent ceasefire violations that occur every year on their national borders from impacing on the on-going 'Aman ki Asha' peace talks. A loosening in Pakistan's stance on the disputed territory of Kashmir has given room for confidence-building measures like trade, circket and Bollywood displomacy. Even so, there is still a lack of trust, arising from Pakistan's Kargil aggression and the Mumbai terrorist attacks, which continue to plague the relationship. However, negotiations that are shielded from the military in Pakistan and the media in India could settle all disputes between the two states.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Alone, alone, all, all, alone
    • Abstract: James, Colin Small countries have zero leverage in international affairs. They must use other tools to influence affairs. These include being a co-operative player and honest broker, not taking sides between competing great powers or middling powers, taking responsibility for the well-being of even small states in its region and investing judiciously in a skilled foreign service. New Zealand must come to terms not only with its isolation but also changes in the international system that are challenging the 500-year dominance of Western ideas. Increasingly it will have to accommodate ideas from China and India and elsewhere in East Asia as well as face up to the far-reaching implications of hyper-globalisation and the digital revolution.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Cyber security: The strategic challenge and New
           Zealand's response
    • Abstract: Burton, Joe Cyber-attacks are changing our traditional understanding of strategic issues, such as territory, asymmetry, and deterrence. New Zealand's response has been promising. The government has established new institutions to enhance cyber security and has put in place a national strategy that emphasises the diversity of actors involved. New international partnerships are also being developed in this area, including a recent agreement with the UK government on cyber security collaboration. Although progress has been made, many challenges remain, including rising tensions between the United States and China over cyber-attacks and the widespread development of offensive cyber warfare capabilities.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 3 - Running a war by computer: Cyber warfare and its
           dilemmas
    • Abstract: McMillan, Stuart Examples of cyber warfare are increasingly evident in the modern, digitised world - whether attacks on websites, interference with radar systems or compromising of nuclear programmes. These attacks vary greatly as to seriousness and consequences, but they highlight dangers confronting states that have infrastructures, including banks, hospitals and transport networks, that are run by computers. There is potential for a country to be brought to utter chaos through interference with its computer systems - and the perpetrators may not be confined to states. Criminals also use all sorts of cyber tricks to separate people from their money. Governments trying to combat these threats face a number of serious dilemmas.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 08:51:29 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Correspondence
    • PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
 
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
Fax: +00 44 (0)131 4513327
 
About JournalTOCs
API
Help
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-2014