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     ISSN (Print) 0110-0262
     Published by RMIT Publishing Homepage  [423 journals]
  • 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 - Sandstorm: Libya in the time of revolution; The last
           refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's war in Arabia [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony Review(s) of: Sandstorm: Libya in the time of revolution, by Lindsey Hilsum, Published by Faber and Faber, London, 2012, 288pp, 17.99 pounds; The last refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's war in Arabia, by Gregory Johnsen, Published by: Scribe, Melbourne, 2012, 352pp, A$32.99.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Global Islamophobia: Muslims and moral panic in the
           West [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Appleton, Michael Review(s) of: Global Ilamophobia: Muslims and moral panic in the West, by Edited by: George Morgan and Scott Poynting Published by Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, 2012, 240pp, 55 pounds.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Preventing state failure
    • Abstract: Goff, Phil Unrest in the Solomon Islands was one of the major international problems confronting the fifth Labour government (along with East Timor and Fiji). As the violence escalated, New Zealand initially resisted calls for intervention, believing that outsiders imposing solutions on domes tic problems was inappropriate. But after the situation deteriorated in mid-2003 New Zealand agreed to join Australia and other South Pacific countries in restoring order. The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) deployed in July 2003. The effort, which continued for nine years, involved a huge financial commitment by New Zealand. Although RAMSI provided short-term security, addressing the underlying causes of the violence proved more difficult.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Illiberal trade interests: The Trans-Pacific
           Partnership
    • Abstract: Kampmark, Binoy The Obama administration's first term was characterised by declarations of a military 'pivot' to the Asia-Pacific region. The economic dimension has also followed suit, with the US trade representatives keen to find agreement with several countries on the subject of a Trans-Pacific Partnership. The agreement, while drafted in the spirit of trade liberalisation, suggests quite the opposite. The implications of the arrangement for signatory countries in areas such as intellectual property are potentially vast in that it mirrors US domestic law. But the full picture will not be known till the terms of the TPP are published in full, something the participating countries have, till this point, refused to do.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - The legacies of super power
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Terence The concept of super power emerged towards the end of the Second World War, as a reflection of the burgeoning capacity of the United States, Soviet Union and Britain. By the end of the century the United States had been left supreme as the other super-powers fell behind. The rest of the world has been left to contend with the legacies, both positive and negative, of the United States' rise to pre-eminence. These include the elevation of human rights in an unprecedented fashion, the militarisation of modern international relations and the vast increase in the power of persuasion.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Making a difference: another perspective
    • Abstract: McGhie, Gerald In a recent article Phil Goff discussed a range of issues relevant to New Zealand's place in the world. These follow largely traditional lines. But, particularly for the West, the global financial crisis has brought a substantial measure of uncertainty to the international environment. Adding to the mix are China's different emphases, the rise of militant Islam and, for New Zealand, a Pacific that is re-assessing its priorities, particularly in current trade negotiations that could profoundly affect our way of doing business in the future. The key to addressing these challenges lies with the quality of analysis and advice from within New Zealand's own resources.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - When truth is twisted and facts are ignored
    • Abstract: Kedar, Mordechai Mordechai Kedar challenges the views about Palestine advanced by Lois and Martin Griffiths in a recent article.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Training Papua New Guinea diplomats
    • Abstract: Nichols, Peter; Kennedy, Peter Peter Nichols and Peter Kennedy report on the NZIIA's involvement in the second foreign service training course in Port Moresby in November 2012.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - China-New Zealand: An endless work in progress
    • Abstract: Lynch, Brian Brian Lynch reports on the second China-New Zealand symposium, held in Beijing last December to commemorate the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Fairness and freedom: A history of two open societies:
           New Zealand and the United States [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Johansson, Jon Review(s) of: Fairness and freedom: A history of two open societies: New Zealand and the United States, by David Hackett Fischer, Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012, 656pp, US$34.95.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Correspondence
    • PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 2 - Illuminating the dark arts of war: Terrorism, sabotage
           and subversion in Homeland Security and the new conflict [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Greener, Beth Review(s) of: Illuminating the dark arts of war: Terrorism, sabotage and subversion in Homeland Security and the new conflict, by David Tucker, Published by Continuum Press, New York, 2013, 271pp, US$32.95.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:23:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Facing modern warfare's legal challenges
    • Abstract: Cohen, Amichai Asymmetrical warfare poses immense challenges both on the battlefield and off it. Such opera-tions often raise difficult legal questions, not least because of an imbalance in incentives to adhere to the international laws of armed conflicts. While states possess sound reasons for follow-ing such laws, and a high incentive and organisational obligation to do so, non-state adversaries almost never follow such rules and have little incentive to do so. Nowhere has this problem been more evident than in Israel. The Israeli Supreme Court has grappled with the problem with some success, especially when Aharon Barak was its president. Over the years, it has created a detailed and wide-ranging jurisprudence of this body of law.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Why is the Islamic world anti-American'
    • Abstract: Sharma, Ashok The recent rise of anti-Americanism in the Islamic world can be attributed to muscular US counter- terrorism strategies and actions in the Middle East in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. Washington faces daunting challenges in dealing with the Islamic world. The United States should continue not only to frustrate the Islamic militant and jihadist actors but also to promote democratic values and institutions in these countries. Alongside prudent defence against terrorism, Washington must place greater reliance on soft power and sensitive diplomacy based on intelligent statecraft oriented to long-term reform.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Making a difference
    • Abstract: Goff, Phil New Zealand shares with half the world's countries an interest in working to ensure that global decision-making takes account of their interests and needs and not simply those of large and powerful countries. Multilateralism provides a suitable framework for such an approach. We want to see entrenched an international rules-based system. Although one of the world's most isolated states, New Zealand has never been isolationalist in either outlook or policies. Our sometimes painful experiences have left us strongly committed to a stable, secure and peaceful world. New Zealand leaders have played active roles in promoting multilateralism, not least in the creation of the United Nations in 1945.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - A glance at Iran's foreign policy after the revolution
    • Abstract: Khameneh, Seyed Majid Tafreshi Iran's foreign policy changed dramatically following the revolution in February 1979, which brought to an end 2500 years of monarchy. Iran's efforts to avoid tension and eliminate ambiguity in dealing with some Western countries proved unfruitful. Hostility to Iran continued unabated. The government then decided on a firmer approach, which led only to further hostility. This has had negative consequences for Iran, but Iranians accept that true independence has its price. Despite sanctions, Iran is advancing in all fields, and is now the world's seventeenth largest economy. Iranians believe that justice is the mother of peace, and reject the concept that peace must take precedence over justice.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - To forget history means betrayal
    • Abstract: Xu, Jianguo Since 10 September 2012, when the Japanese government announced its 'purchase' of the Diaoyu Dao Islands in a bid to 'nationalise' them, the dispute between China and Japan on Diaoyu Dao has been escalating. China's firm opposition to Japan's violation of China's sovereignty over Diaoyu Dao and the Chinese people's cohesively strong indignation have combined to deal a serious blow to the arrogance of the Japanese side. However, the disguise of 'restraint' and 'constructive gesture' could not cover up Japan's true intent and restlessness. The Japanese government claimed that 'Japan should make an all-out effort to strengthen its guard over the waters around the Senkaku Islands'. Japanese right-wing forces also clamoured for the building of facilities on Diaoyu Dao to strengthen Japan's capability to confront China. The tension still persists in the area. Many New Zealand friends are concerned about the origin and evolution of the issue. As the Chinese ambassador to New Zealand, I feel fully entitled and obligated to unfold the truthful history of this issue and clarify Chinese government's position on this issue.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - From the ruins of empire [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGhie, Gerald Review(s) of: From the ruins of empire: The revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia, by Pankaj Mishra, Published by Allen Lane, London, 2012, 356pp, 11.99 pounds.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Eat, drink and be wary: A New Zealand diplomat looks
           back [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Subritzky, John Review(s) of: Eat, drink and be wary: A New Zealand diplomat looks back, by Jim Weir, Published by Dunmore, Auckland, 2011, 220 pp, $34.99.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Asian cities: Globalization, Urbanization and
           Nation-building [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony Review(s) of: Asian cities: Globalization, Urbanization and Nation-building, by Malcolm McKinnon, Published by Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, 2011, 258pp, 50 pounds (hb), 17.99 pounds (pb).
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Fighting to the finish the Australian Army and the
           Vietnam War 1968-1975 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian Review(s) of: Fighting to the finish the Australian Army and the Vietnam War 1968-1975, by Ashley Ekins with Ian McNeill, Published by Allen and Unwin in association with the Australian, War Memorial, Crows Nest, NSW, 1139pp, $130.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Taiwan update: Domestic reform and soft power
           diplomacy
    • Abstract: Hoadley, Stephen The Republic of China on Taiwan has transformed itself from an authoritarian one-party state into a liberal democracy in less than a quarter-century. It has developed its economic base from small-holder agriculture to high-tech manufacturing and exporting, and reformed its society and environment to distribute Taiwan's new wealth. To offset its diplomatic ostracism, the ROC government has devised innovative unofficial diplomacy stressing rapprochement with neighbouring China, achievement of international trade, human rights and environmental standards, deployment of soft power such as aid, and projection of a non-confrontational approach to regional problems. An economic co-operation agreement with New Zealand is imminent.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 38 Issue 1 - Governance and multilateralism in the 21st century
    • Abstract: Groser, Tim The global governance system is undergoing substantial change. In particular, the nation state is under unprecedented challenge from two directions - the sub-national and supra-national. Technology is helping to facilitate the former, while emerging trans-national problems are driving the latter. Even so, for the foreseeable future the sovereign nation state will remain the dominant political actor internationally. States will accept limitations on their sovereignty but only in return for reciprocal limitations on the sovereign power of other states. This lies at the heart of negotiations in many areas, not least international trade. But the state-based system's modus vivendi must be adjusted to reflect shifts in relative power.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:33:08 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - To cage the red dragon: SEATO and the defence of
           Southeast Asia, 1955-1965 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Pearson, Mark Review(s) of: To cage the red dragon: SEATO and the defence of Southeast Asia, 1955-1965, by Damien Fenton, Published by: NUS Press, Singapore, 2012, 330pp, US$30.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - Index to volume 37
    • PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - The pacific islands in china's grand strategy: Small
           states, big games [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Powles, Michael Review(s) of: The pacific islands in china's grand strategy: Small states, big games, by Jian Yang, Published by: Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York,2012, 254pp, US$85.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - Asymmetric trade negotiations [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hoadley, Stephen Review(s) of: Asymmetric trade negotiations, by Editors Sanoussi Bilal, Philippe de Lombaerde and Dianna Tussie, Published by Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, UK, 2011, 222pp, 55 pounds.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - Leaving without losing: The war on terror after Iraq
           and Afghanistan [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony Review(s) of: Leaving without losing: The war on terror after Iraq and Afghanistan, by Mark N. Katz, Published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2012, 147pp, US$19.95.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - China-New Zealand ties: A timely focus
    • Abstract: Lynch, Brian A one-day symposium was held in Wellington on 5 September 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and New Zealand. It was a substantial event, co-hosted on the New Zealand side by the Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington and by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. Their China partner was the prestigious Chinese Academy of Social Sciences based in Beijing. It was an occasion to not only mark a notable anniversary but also take a serious look at a relationship that has become hugely important to New Zealand. How does New Zealand make the most of the opportunities being offered, including in commercial terms, with a China that has moved back to centre-stage on the world scene' Where do other significant aspects of the relationship fit - cultural, educational, migrational, diplomatic and strategic - that need to be factored in when contemplating the future direction of bilateral ties'
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - Benign neglect: New Zealand, ASEAN and South-east Asia
    • Abstract: Butcher, Andrew South-east Asia is a region that holds historical importance and sentiment for New Zealand. But history and sentiment only get New Zealand so far in its engagement with the region and relying rather too much on this sentiment has resulted in New Zealand treating South-east Asia with a kind of benign neglect. New Zealanders' low knowledge and perception of South-east Asian countries is one reflection of this. But for important strategic reasons New Zealand needs to engage with ASEAN and South-east Asia as it navigates the tricky terrain of the changing geo-politics of Asia.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - States of mind: Micronesia and the Pacific
    • Abstract: Goodman, John Micronesia comprises four states spread across an area of the North Pacific the size of the continental United States. The islands, which have been the object of significant competition among the great powers over several hundred years, gained their independence relatively recently - a process vigorously supported by New Zealand. The islands remain relatively under-developed - and their inhabitants have tended to resist change that may affect their values or life style. In a harsh environment, the need endures for subsistence and for subsistence culture. Individualism runs counter to the root norms that have made subsistence such an outstanding success story in these islands.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - Stoking the engine of growth
    • Abstract: Groser, Tim New Zealand is a firm supporter of the removal of trade barriers - an approach that is strongly endorsed by those who run our export companies. This is reflected in a survey of these enter-prises conducted in 2009 to assess the impact on them of free trade agreements. The removal of barriers helps these companies to acquire new knowledge and technology. We are making progress in this direction. Nearly 50 per cent of New Zealand exports are now covered by free trade agreements. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the centre-piece in our current efforts to push forward the process of trade liberalisation.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - A cautious start
    • Abstract: Bellamy, Paul New Zealand - North Korean relations were challenging during the 1970s but provided foundations for later diplomatic relations established in 2001. Against the Cold War's background, New Zealand's position was primarily shaped by the view that the authoritarian regime's foreign policy was aggressive and unsophisticated, the priority given to relations with South Korea, and the stance of friends and allies. The New Zealand - DPRK Society played a key role promoting relations between both countries during this period. Bilateral relations continue to be challenging and caution remains important in interacting with the North. However, the need for dialogue fostering mutual trust, transparency, and co-operation is even more important today.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - A strengthening China-New Zealand link
    • Abstract: Key, John The New Zealand-China relationship has come a long way since it was inaugurated in 1972, and is now so warm that Vice Premier Li has described it as 'at its best ever'. New Zealand and China have developed broad and substantial ties that are among New Zealand's most important. Our trade relationship, in particular, has been a huge success, and momentum has grown very quickly in recent years. People-to-people links between New Zealand and China are also strong. New Zealand has also, from time to time, hosted Chinese naval vessels, and works with China in various regional organisations. Looking forward, it is safe to assume that current trends will continue.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 6 - China and New Zealand at forty: What next'
    • Abstract: Powles, Michael New Zealand has developed an enormously valuable relationship with China, resulting in the only free trade agreement China has concluded with a developed country. But China's growing global power makes our relationship less valuable to China. We need to find new areas of co-operation valuable to China. The new, first ever, joint China-New Zealand aid project announced recently in the Cook Islands is significant in this regard. And New Zealand needs to try to maintain a reputation for global independence, particularly as a friend rather than ally of either of the world's competing major powers.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:17:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Finding a way in a changing world
    • Abstract: Key, John The National-led government adheres strongly to the basic principles of New Zealand foreign policy. It is a staunch advocate of an independent approach and offers a strong voice on matters of global importance. Apart from building better relationships internationally, it has as its main focus the promotion of economic growth. New Zealand can only get wealthy selling things to the rest of the world. It must aim to deliver high quality in what it does and achieve high levels of intellectual property and innovation. This is not a straightforward process and demands a concerted effort, which is currently not made easier by the need to deal with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Seeking a security council voice
    • Abstract: McCully, Murray New Zealand is a strong supporter of the United Nations and its associated bodies. It benefits greatly from strong multilateral institutions and respected bodies of rules to regulate international behaviour. It is prepared to play its part in making the UN system work. Since 2004 New Zealand has been campaigning to secure a seat on the Security Council for the 20 15 - 16 term. It is competing with two other strong contenders, Turkey and Spain, for one of the two seats in the Europe and others group. New Zealand is firmly of the view that the council needs to be reformed the better to reflect modern realities and is prepared to make pragmatic and realistic proposals to this end.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Protecting Tonga's maritime security
    • Abstract: Sato, Yoichiro Tonga's capability to protect its broad maritime security interests is limited. The mismatch between Tonga's vast potential natural resources and its patrolling capability allows illegal exploitation by foreign entities. The shortfall in maritime safety and disaster response capability exposes both Tongans and foreign visitors alike to risks. Poorly governed maritime and land spaces in Tongan peripheries have been exploited by trans-national criminals. Tonga and the donor countries need to overcome a major mismatch between their priorities in order to meet these security challenges. Tonga also needs to streamline its government bureaucracy to make the best use of its donated assets and training opportunities.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Economic and foreign policy issues facing New Zealand:
           some reflections
    • Abstract: McGhie, Gerald
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Mapping national anxieties: Thailand's Southern
           conflict; Modern Muslim identities: Negotiating religion and Ethicity in
           Malaysia [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony Review(s) of: Mapping national anxieties: Thailand's Southern conflict, by Duncan McCargo, Published by: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, 2012, 213pp, 50(hb) pounds, 16.99(pb) pounds; Modern Muslim identities: Negotiating religion and Ethicity in Malaysia, by Cethatd Hoffstaedtet, Published by Notdic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, 2011, 304pp, 50(hb) pounds, 18.99(pb) pounds.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Deadly waters: The hidden world of Somalia's Pirates
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Patman, Robert Review(s) of: Deadly waters: The hidden world of Somalia's Pirates, by Jay Bahadur, Published by Scribe, Melbourne, 2011, 300pp, A$29.95.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Australia in international politics: An Introduction
           to Australian foreign policy (3rd edition) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Butcher, Andrew Review(s) of: Australia in international politics: An Introduction to Australian foreign policy (3rd edition), by Stewart Firth, Published by Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 2011, 356pp, A$55.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Humanitarian negotiations revealed: The MSF experience
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Alley, Roderic Review(s) of: Humanitarian negotiations revealed: The MSF experience, edited by: Claire Magone, Michael Neuman and Fabrice Weissman Published by MSF and C. Hurst and Co, London, 2011, 287pp, $50.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - 'To be truly British we must be Anti-german' New
           Zealand, Enemy Aliens and the Great War experience [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian Review(s) of: 'To be truly British we must be Anti-german' New Zealand, Enemy Aliens and the Great War experience, by Andrew Francis, Published by: Peter Lang, Bern, 2012, 299pp, US$65.95.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Note for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
  • Volume 37 Issue 5 - Correspondence
    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:45:57 GMT
       
 
 
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