New Zealand International Review

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 6, November-December

Analysing New Zealand's Foreign Policy: David McCraw Replies to Criticism Advanced by Michael Bassett of His Depiction of New Zealand's Approach to Foreign Affairs
Historian and former Cabinet Minister Dr Michael Bassett indicates in a recent article that he does not find an analysis of New Zealand's foreign policy in terms of Liberal Internationalism and Realism convincing. (1) The trouble with such categories,...
Briefly Noted
That the ill-fated expedition to Gallipoli continues to resonate in Australia is reflected in a number of ways. The flow of books about it continues unabated, and in the last decade a new phenomena has emerged: the pilgrimage made by mainly young Australians...
From Mount Everest to Kunde Hospital: Susan Heydon Looks at the Work of Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal
The celebration in Kathmandu of the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest was an event that drew from around the world many of those who had reached the summit of the world's highest mountain in the years since 29 May 1953. For Nepal...
Institute Notes: National Office and Branch Activities
The National Office's major preoccupation was the organisation of a seminar in Wellington on 21 October on governance, humanitarian and reconstruction issues in post-war Iraq. This featured three overseas speakers with special knowledge of the Middle...
Kofi Annan's Call to Arms: Kennedy Graham Discusses the Problem of UN Reform and Long-Term Legitimacy in Light of the Recent War in Iraq
In issues of this journal earlier this year (vol 28, nos 2 and 3) I addressed two questions of legitimacy (one involving regime change, the other weapons of mass destruction proliferation) that confronted the United Nations over the short- and medium-term...
The Quality of Democracy in the Pacific: Roland Rich Assesses the State of Elections and Parliaments among the Pacific Islands States
How can the quality of democracy be judged? One useful method is to have an independent body within each country conduct a democratic assessment using the framework developed by the international Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)....
The Solomon Islands: The Limits of Intervention: Binoy Kampmark Criticises the Basis of Australia's New Strategic Thinking for the Pacific Region
The intervention by Australian-led forces in the Solomon Islands under Operation Helpem Fren in July 2003 represents, in the words of international relations commentators, a 'paradigm shift' in Canberra's strategic thinking for the Pacific region....
Understanding Our Pacific Neighbourhood: Michael Powles Outlines the Objects and Plans of the New Pacific Cooperation Foundation
Almost two years ago, I was talking in an airport lounge with one of the country's leading columnists and commentators and tried out on him the arguments for the establishment of a Pacific Foundation--put crudely, something which would try to do in...