New Zealand International Review

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, January-February

Ambassador Miguel Marin-Bosch: Strategies for a Nuclear-Free World
Ambassador Miguel Marin-Bosch, a leading figure in international disarmament negotiation and formerly Mexico's Ambassador to the UN Committee on Disarmament, addressed a seminar organised conjointly by the NZIIA, the Institute of Policy Studies and the...
East Timor: Avoiding a One-Dimensional Approach
Neil Walter briefly outlines the East Timor problem and urges a balances, broad-based and long-term response by New Zealand. East Timor is roughly half of the is land of Timor in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago. It is roughly the size of...
Intelligence Games
Jim Rolfe reviews a recent book on New Zealand's secret intelligence operations. `Gentlemen do not read other's mail', US Secretary of State Henry Stimson confidently declared in 1929 as he closed down the State Department's code-breaking section....
New Zealand's Foreign and Trade Policy: Past and Present
Richard Nottage looks back at percepyions of New Zealand and its foreign policy several decades ago and compares those outlooks with where things stand today. In preparing for this speech, a dusty old tome was brought to my attention. It was a publication...
The Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: Possibilities and Practicalities
Ron Smith suggests that abandonment of nuclear deterrence might not necessarily have favourable consequences. There have been persistent calls for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction since the first use of such weapons in 1945. As early...
The Control of Nuclear Weapons: A British View
Robert Alston explains the British government's stance on nuclear arms control. Britain tends to get a bad press in New Zealand on matters nuclear -- sometimes, it must be said, at the hands of our own compatriots. We had to agree to disagree in...
Time for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World
Ramesh Thakur argues the case for complete nuclear disarmament. The worldwide outrage and disbelief provoked by the French decision to resume nuclear testing in 1995 confirmed both the public revulsion against nuclear weapons and their associated...
Werner Hoyer: European Integration - a German View
The NZIIA combined with the Institute of Policy Studies to host a roundtable discussion on 22 August 1996 for Dr Werner Hoyer, Minister of State in the German Foreign Office, who was making a brief visit to New Zealand. A large and widely representative...