New Zealand International Review

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

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, January-February

Building Europe-New Zealand Links: Jose Manuel Durao Barroso Suggests That the European Union Is a Committed Party for New Zealand and the Pacific
Since the last visit to New Zealand by a European Commission president 30 years ago, the world has been transformed. The old division in the geo-political order between developed and developing nations has faded. Today there are multiple poles of economic...
China and Belarus: The Grand Plan: Dmitry Shlapentokh Discusses the Expansion of Chinese Influence in Europe
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Recently, China pondered buying the Belarus state-owned company Belaruskali, a major world producer of potash, the ingredient essential for the production of fertiliser. Other projects are also in making and Belarusian Vice-Premier...
India and New Zealand: Strengthening Ties: Balaji Chandramohan Provides an Indian Perspective on Indo-New Zealand Relations in the 21st Century
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's three-day state visit to India in June 2011 sealed long-lasting relations between two geographically separated countries that are finding their interests converging in the 21st century. The state visit accorded...
Interests and Values in Foreign Policy: A Practitioner's View: Gerald McGhie Critiques an Aspect of Professor Robert Ayson's Inaugural Lecture, Focusing on the Pacific
Diplomacy relies on an informed calculation of consequences, which in turn are guided by a comprehensive and on-going appraisal of national interests and values. The role of values is not to provide abstract and universal principles for New Zealand's...
Missing in North Korea: Ian McGibbon Explains the Circumstances That Led to a New Zealand Serviceman Becoming One of the Korean War Missing near the Northern Port of Chinnampo
In October 2011 it was announced that North Korea and the United States had begun talks in Bangkok on resuming efforts to search for the remains of Americans lost in northern Korea during the Korean War--some of the 8000 Americans unaccounted for from...
National Office and Branch Activities
A seminar was staged at Victoria University of Wellington on 20 October 2011 on the topic 'Major Economic and Foreign Policy Challenges Facing New Zealand, 2012-2017'. It highlighted five major themes: the global commons, the global economy, the trade...
Sir Frank Wakefield Holmes Kt: 8 September 1924-23 October 2011
The passing of Sir Frank Holmes is a terrible loss to the NZIIA. He was truly one of its colossi. In an involvement stretching back six decades, he made a matchless contribution to the institute's work and standing. He served as president in 19992000,...
The Arab World's Shifting Ground: Nigel Parsons Comments on the Impact of the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East
It is frequently observed that the events we have come to know as the Arab Spring took everyone by surprise, and in a sense this is true. The sudden overthrow of President Ben All in Tunisia, head of a tough police state that I have heard described...
Will the People's Commonwealth Come into Its Own? W. David McIntyre Reports on the Recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth
Chogm week in Perth during October 2012 was well housed and efficiently organised, but disappointing in results. Political, corporate and voluntary Commonwealths were out in force. The Commonwealth Business Forum attracted 1400 participants. The Youth...