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Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Index on Censorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - When the farm gates opened: The impact of Rogernomics
           on rural New Zealand [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Fraser, Neil
      Review(s) of: When the farm gates opened: The impact of Rogernomics on rural New Zealand, by Neal Wallace Published by Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2014, 160pp, $40.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - Introducing Islam [Book Review]
    • Abstract: van der Krogt, Christopher
      Review(s) of: Introducing Islam, by William E. Shepard, Published by: Routledge, London and New York, 2009, 2nd ed, 2014, 424pp, US$48.95 (pb).

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - Correspondence
    • Abstract: Southon, Gray
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - A chain over sea and time
    • Abstract: Livne, Yosef
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - Rt Hon Sir Ivor Lloyd Morgan Richardson PCNZM, Kt 24
           May 1930-29 December 2014
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - Exchanging regional perspectives
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - American biodefence: How dangerous ideas about
           biological weapons shape national security [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Ron
      Review(s) of: American biodefence: How dangerous ideas about biological weapons shape national security, by Frank L. Smith III, Published by Cornell University Press, New York, 2014, 192pp, $US35.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - Iran and the United States: An insider's view on the
           failed past and the road to peace [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Partow, Negar
      Review(s) of: Iran and the United States: An insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace, by Seyed Hossein Mousavian with Shahir Shahidsaless, Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, 2014, 368pp, US$35.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - New Zealand's jihadis
    • Abstract: Zelin, Aaron
      Unlike other Western nations New Zealand, historically, has not had an issue with its Muslim citizens going abroad and joining up in foreign conflicts with Sunni global jihadi groups or with homegrown activism. While the rate of participation remains comparatively low, as a result of the unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to and growth in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq there are signs that some within New Zealand have been drawn to the fighting or are sympathetic with what is going on. The civil war in Syria has been instrumental in encouraging such involvement.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - New Zealand prime ministers - at the white house
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken
      New Zealand prime ministers have visited the White House 25 times. The first occasion was when Peter Fraser was there on 26 August 1941. Keith Holyoake went six times, meeting three presidents - Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. Norman Kirk's September 1973 meeting with Nixon is the Everest moment of the encounters - the only time a prime minister has contributed his 'new ideas'. Otherwise, our prime ministers have seen their being there in itself as the reason for the visit, and, hopefully, a high point of their prime ministership.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - When diplomatic breakups occur
    • Abstract: Bellamy, Paul
      This year marks the 40th anniversary of the sudden break in diplomatic relations between Australia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea or the DPRK). This widely publicised and controversial break, along with somewhat bizarre developments, occurred only shortly after the establishment of relations in 1974 and helped lay the foundations for a challenging future; official relations did not resume until May 2000. Canberra hoped that New Zealand would also recognise the North. Developments were watched closely across the Tasman Sea, and they ultimately helped to discourage Wellington from taking similar steps. Indeed, official relations with North Korea would only be announced in March 2001.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - A challenging legacy
    • Abstract: Mack, Hans-Hubertus
      The First World War has achieved a relevance in Germany that would have been difficult to conceive just a few years ago. Until this change the study of the origins, course and results of the First World War from a German perspective has largely been confined to specialists. Only occasionally, as during the controversy over the theses advanced by historian Fritz Fischer in the 1960s, has the First World War overshadowed the Second World War in public discourse. The First World War seems to provide a challenging legacy and even after 100 years its reappraisal remains exciting and productive.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 2 - Australia's dangerous ally
    • Abstract: Fraser, Malcolm
      Australia's alliance with the United States has been the lynchpin of Australia's approach to security for more than 60 years. But it is now becoming a serious and dangerous liability. Insofar as it cedes to Washington the ability to decide when Australia goes to war, it detracts from Australia's integrity as a sovereign nation. Unwise US policies in the post-Soviet Union era underscore the dangers of Australia's alignment with the United States. The existence of US installations, and forces, on Australian soil ensures that Australia will be committed to any US venture in the region, with possibly disastrous consequences.

      PubDate: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:00:30 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Facing a changing security environment
    • Abstract: Key, John
      New Zealand faces a changing security environment. It can no longer rely on its distance from the world's trouble spots for safety. The rapid rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, is a game changer for this country. A well-resourced, globally focused terrorist entity, highly skilled in recruitment techniques utilising social media, it exposes us to a type of threat that we lack both the legislative tools and resources to combat. The government will promote a range of legislative measures to bolster its ability to deal with this threat. It will also consider means of providing military training for the Iraqi armed forces.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Getting around the Security Council table
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Terence
      Following its outstanding success in achieving election to the United Nations Security Council, New Zealand must now contemplate what it might achieve on the world body. There is no doubt that it will face many challenges not only in addressing the wide-ranging issues likely to come before the council in the next two years but also in finding the resources properly to back its effort in New York. New Zealand's capacity for independent foreign policy thinking on the Security Council is likely to be severely tested as it grapples with complex issues and seeks to advance its own causes, which include reform of the use of the veto by permanent members and changes in the composition of the council.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Global diplomats: The second tier
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken
      Norman Kirk, David Lange, Jim Bolger and Helen Clark - the prime ministers who have best promoted global diplomacy for New Zealand since 1945 - have already been highlighted in previous issues of this journal. The other players, a prime ministerial XI, are this article's album of record. Collectively, this eleven have contributed to our high standing as a progressive small state, with a deep internationalism central to our national identity. The most recent measuring stick of this high worldwide standing is our recent resounding election to the United Nations Security Council.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Combatting statelessness
    • Abstract: Achmad, Claire
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Searching for Pacific climate change solutions
    • Abstract: Kumar, Vikas
      The never-ending climate change negotiations and the doubtful efficacy of belated implementation of adaptation/mitigation solutions necessitate exploration of other solutions to the existential crisis facing the microstates of the Pacific region. We can think of at least five alternatives, namely: legal action against major polluting countries, natural depopulation, planned resettlement, a grand federation of microstates and federation/free association between one or more microstates and a larger state. Of these federation/free association with a larger state is the best alternative. Only Australia and New Zealand satisfy all the criteria that make a larger country a suitable federation/free association partner.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Winding up the British empire in the pacific Islands
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hensley, Gerald
      Review(s) of: Winding up the British empire in the pacific Islands, by W. David McIntyre, Published by Oxford University Press, 2014, 304pp, 65 pounds.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Radicalised?
    • Abstract: Thomson, Scott
      Scott Thomson muses on the common use of the term 'radical' and the religious element in ISIS jihadism and endorses the archbishop of Canterbury's plea for patient ideological effort to overcome extremism.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Out of the cold: The cold war and its legacy [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony
      Review(s) of: Out of the cold: The cold war and its legacy, by Michael R. Fitzgerald and Allen Packwood, Published by Bloomsbury, New York, 2013, 199pp, US$30.99.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Out of bounds: Academic freedom and the question of
           palestine [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Parsons, Nigel
      Review(s) of: Out of bounds: Academic freedom and the question of palestine, by Matthew Abraham, Published by Bloomsbury, New York and London, 2014, 379pp, US$25.99.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 40 Issue 1 - Towards an all-hazards approach
    • Abstract: Rolfe, Jim
      National security issues are complex in their character, have unclear boundaries as to their effects and involve stakeholders with both domestic and international agendas. The national security system must, therefore, deal with the issues on a system-wide rather than issue-by-issue basis, be resilient enough to absorb any initial problems and be able to adapt to changing situations. All this within an environment that balances the rights of the individual with the intrusive and coercive needs of the government. New Zealand has been working for nearly 30 years to achieve this state. The process is well advanced, but there is still much to be done.

      PubDate: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:43:43 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Engaging with the world
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Terence
      Physical geography, resource endowments, interests and values - all play a part in determining how New Zealand engages with world. It is no longer shielded by the 'tyranny of distance', for global challenges now impact upon it in real time as a result of the communications revolution. Nor is its economy narrowly focused on one particular part of the globe any longer. Changing economic realities have presented opportunities nearer home. To promote its interests New Zealand relies first and foremost upon fostering relationships or partnerships with like-minded countries in order to promote or protect national interests. It has a contribution to make in advancing values based on multiculturalism.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Old attitudes in Japan's new leadership
    • Abstract: McMillan, Stuart
      International hopes were high that Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, with his 'Abenomics' plan, would revive Japan's stagnant economy, but he also brought with him some nationalist leanings that have complicated security relationships within the Asian region. His visit to the Yasukuni Shrine is one of several actions that have caused some strong reactions. Others have included passing a state secrets law which enabled officials to decide what should or should not be published and having Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution reinterpreted. His suggestion for an Asian security organisation may have significant implications for New Zealand.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Projecting Canberra's international goals
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken
      Australia's prime ministers are the most important individuals projecting Canberra's international goals. None of the Australians has as impressive a portfolio for progressive global diplomacy as Norman Kirk, our best. Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Kevin Rudd are measured for how progressive they were when undertaking their global diplomacy. New Zealand prime ministers have their Australian counterparts right at the top of their list of global interlocutors. It is not an equal partnership - a New Zealand prime minister seldom inhabits his Canberra counterpart's inner circle of 'speed dial' foreign contacts. Since 1945 a close, strong understanding between trans-Tasman prime ministers has been a rare thing indeed.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - The search for MH370
    • Abstract: Sinclair, Paul
      In the early stages of the so-far unsuccessful search for Malaysia Airlines' missing Flight MH370, gaps in international co-operation quickly became apparent, notwithstanding the welcome involvement of 27 countries in the effort. The serious implications of these gaps demand early attention to addressing possible methods of strengthening search and rescue co-operation in the Asia-Pacific region, including ratifying the proposed Search and Rescue Convention. China can now be expected to play a more significant role in regional search and rescue operations and other humanitarian missions. There is a need to engage China in the development of a regional search and rescue model.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - A unique event
    • Abstract: Lotu-Iiga, Peseta Sam
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - New Zealand's first conquest
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian
      A hundred years ago, on 29 August 1914, New Zealand took possession of Germany's Samoan colony - the territory that is today the independent state of Samoa. It was New Zealand's first overseas military operation of the war that had begun 25 days earlier, and the first time that it occupied enemy territory.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - North Korea undercover: Inside the world's most secret
           State; North Korea: State of Paranoia [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bellamy, Paul
      Review(s) of: North Korea undercover: Inside the world's most secret State, by John Sweeney, Published by Bantam Press, London, 2013, 306pp, 9.99 pounds; North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French, Published by: Zed Books, London, 2014, 462pp, 12.99 pounds.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Smith, Anthony
      Review(s) of: Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq, by Amin Saikal Published by I.B. Tauris, London, 2014, 225pp, 25 pounds.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Geo-politics in the modern world
    • Abstract: Shlapentokh, Dmitry V
      Central Asia in international relations: The legacies of Halford Mackinder, Editors: Nick Megoran and Sevara Sharapova, Published by Columbia University Press, New York, 2013, 356pp, US$72; US foreign policy in the Caucasus and central ASIA: Politics, energy and security, Christoph Bluth, Published by I.B. Tauris, London/New York, 2014, 288pp, 59.50 pounds.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Adjusting to the Indian political tsunami
    • Abstract: Groser, Tim
      The implications of the political tsunami in India that brought Narendra Modi to power in the second largest country in the world by population are profound. In the field of trade the question to be answered is: what implications will this have on historical Indian negotiating positions? Traditionally, India has adopted a highly conservative approach to trade negotiations. But that approach will not allow India to increase its connectivity to the global economy. The change of government in New Delhi will hopefully open the way for greater Indian participation in multilateral trade deals and for the prospective India-New Zealand free trade agreement.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Index to volume 39
    • PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Frank Henry Corner CMG 17 May 1920-27 August 2014
    • PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 6 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:29:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - The charismatic leadership phenomenon in radical and
           militant islamism [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Georgieff, Jack
      Review(s) of: The charismatic leadership phenomenon in radical and militant islamism, by Haroro J. Ingram, published by: Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, 2013, 262pp, 65 pounds.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - New life member Scott Thomson
    • PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - John Vivian Scott 19 November 1920-12 May 2014
    • Abstract: McGibbon, Ian
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - 80th anniversary dinner
    • PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - Institute notes
    • PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - Humanity at risk: The need for global governance [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Alley, Roderic
      Review(s) of: Humanity at risk: The need for global governance, edited by Daniel Innerarity and Javier Solaner, published by: Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2013, 183pp, US$25.99.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - Trading with China: A success story
    • Abstract: Groser, Tim
      The New Zealand-China trade relationship is going from strength to strength. The ambitious goal set in 2010 of doubling our two-way trade by 2015 has already been achieved - one year ahead of schedule. But the bar has now been further lifted. A new equally ambitious goal is to lift two-way trade to $30 billion by 2020. This remarkable growth is the result of the hard work of a lot of people over many years and by successive governments. While some see the growing dependence on China as problematical, it is a situation faced by a majority of other countries.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - Asia's maritime order and New Zealand's response
    • Abstract: Ayson, Robert
      As the powers jostle in a more competitive Asia-Pacific region, it may seem counter-intuitive to call for a clear New Zealand position on the South China Sea disputes. But even as regional tension grow, Wellington can stick up for its principles without joining a chorus of China criticism. Under the Key government, New Zealand's alignment with the United States is becoming more pronounced through series of small but cumulatively important steps. This makes it even more important for New Zealand's policy to be staked out clearly, including in written from accessible to the public discussion.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - The way forward
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Peter
      Neither the European Union nor Asia has the concerted impact upon global governance that might be expected of them, given their economic and political strength. The European Union tends to focus more on its immediate neighbourhood, whilst the leading economies in Asia, such as Japan, have favoured the role of 'status quo' powers. The biennial Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), the first of which was held in 1996, ought to provide a context in which the pragmatism of Asia could mix with a more globally focused Europe to produce shared leadership of benefit to both.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - India's 2014 elections: The BJP's victory
    • Abstract: Dutt, Sagarika
      The Indian general elections of 2014 to the 16th Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) were held between 7 April and 12 May. More than 500 million people cast their vote in these elections, and it is estimated that the turnout was the highest ever in the country's history. After a vigorous election campaign, the BJP, led by its idiosyncratic leader Narendra Modi, performed better than expected, winning the elections in a landslide and forming the new government. The international response to the BJP's triumph has been positive. The need to attract foreign direct investment was a key feature of the 2014-15 union budget presented by the new government in July.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • Volume 39 Issue 5 - Helen Clark's global diplomacy
    • Abstract: Ross, Ken
      When Helen Clark became prime minister her longstanding engagement in world affairs generated high expectations that she would lift New Zealand's global reputation. Her prime ministership had just one iconic moment of global diplomacy - not joining the coalition that intervened militarily in Iraq in March 2003. Clark's prime ministership may not be the pinnacle of her global importance. Her nine years as prime minister became a finishing school for that future. Clark's post-prime ministerial career is better showing off her talents in a role suited to her strengths. She may not have yet peaked.

      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:36 GMT
       
  • 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 - 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 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
       
 
 
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