New Zealand International Review

bimonthly journal devoted to the discussion and understanding of international issues that affect New Zealand.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 6, November-December

Adjusting to Twenty-First Century Warfare: Colin Robinson Examines the US Army's Approach to Counterinsurgency and Other Low Intensity, Operations and Finds a Need for More Appropriate Tactics
In the continuing tense atmosphere following the 9/11 attacks, and the Bush administration's resulting 'War on Terror'. The skill with which the United States interacts with the Arab and Muslim worlds has a direct bearing on how those peoples see the...
Can Multilateralism Recover? Sir Shridath Ramphal Suggests That Human Survival Depends on Reasserting a Multilateral Approach to Dealing with the World's Problems
Fourteen years ago, on 27 April 1990, as I took leave of New Zealand at the end of my tenure its Commonwealth Secretary-General, one of the most touching moments of those years occurred in Christchurch. In an act of spontaneous generosity at the closing...
China-New Zealand Trade: Seizing a Unique Opportunity: Chen Mingming Outlines China's New Development Strategy and Its Relevance to New Zealand
The outbreak of SARS in some parts of China last year has produced a profound impact on the thinking of both Chinese policy planners and the public about China's development strategy. It came as a wake up call to China, as it revealed a major flaw...
Fahrenheit 9/11: Bruce Harding Reviews Michael Moore's Controversial Documentary on the Bush Administration's Foreign Policy
In this incendiary political polemic, Michael Moore provides a stunning, if idiosyncratic, sequel to the investigation into modern runaway American culture given in his Oscar-winning 'mock-umentary' Bowling for Columbine (2002), which grossed US$58...
Fighting Corruption in the Pacific: Shane Cave Discusses Transparency International New Zealand's Role in the Anti-Corruption Movement and the Promotion of Good Governance in the Pacific
Before addressing the noble if fragile battles against corruption being waged by the Pacific chapters of Transparency International, and Transparency International New Zealand's own role in this lively process, it may be helpful to chart the growth...
Institute Notes: The National Office and Branch Activities
Two well attended events were hosted by the National Office. On 23 August US Ambassador Charles Swindells addressed 160 members on the theme 'Anti-Americanism and its Discontents'. His presentation was followed by a lively discussion and is a prelude...
Trade Liberalisation: A New Zealand Priority: Jim Sutton Outlines New Zealand's Trade Policy and the Prospects for Progress in the World Trade Organisation
Nothing can match the potential returns to the New Zealand economy from global trade liberalisation. It is the equivalent of conducting bilateral negotiations with 146 other partners. These negotiations are conducted in successive Rounds. We are...
Where to from Here?
NZIIA President Sir Kenneth Keith concluded his reflective editorial in the last issue with some thoughts on the way ahead for the NZIIA. He identified a number of 'targets', among them a steady increase in branch membership and stronger links with...