New Zealand International Review

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 5, September-October

Australia's Foreign Policy Priorities: Ashton Calvert Discusses Australia's Place in the International System and Its Relations with New Zealand in Light of the White Paper on Australia's Foreign and Trade Policy Released in February 2003
Throughout its history as an independent country, Australia has been actively involved in international affairs both within and beyond the Asia-Pacific region to which we belong. This is a natural consequence of the outward-looking nature of Australian...
China's SARS Crisis: Jianhai Bi Discusses China's Efforts to Contain the SARS Virus' Spread and the Consequences for Chinese Politics
Having badly affected China and spread globally, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) is a disaster for the Chinese people and potentially for all of mankind. Why did this happen? Can China eradicate SARS? How can China prevent similar disasters...
Institute Notes: National Office and Branch Activities
On 27 June, the NZIIA joined the Centre for Strategic Studies: New Zealand and Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand in holding a joint roundtable discussion with Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, on 'China,...
Restoring Iraq: The Japanese Approach: Sisira Edirippulige Comments on Japan's Role in Post-War Iraq Reconstruction
With the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime, the focus of international attention shifted to the issues of Iraq's post-war governance and reconstruction. The time had arrived for the Japanese government to consider its role in post-war Iraq too. The...
Russia and NATO Forge Closer Ties: Jim Headley Comments on Russia-NATO Relations since the Kosovo Conflict
With the dissolution of its adversary bloc, the Warsaw Pact, NATO entered a period of existential crisis in the early 1990s, during which it searched for a new purpose. The crisis was resolved with the decision to enlarge by taking in new members from...
Russia: The Politics of Pragmatism: John Beaglehole Discusses Russia's Response to the Crisis over Iraq
The Iraq crisis presented President Putin with the most serious test so far of his foreign policy. Frequently described as a policy based on the pragmatic pursuit of Russia's national interests, it was placed under enormous strain by the crisis. ...
The Nuclear Waste Myth: Ron Smith Challenges the View That There Is an Unsolved Problem in Relation to the Disposal of Nuclear Waste
It is a perennial claim of the anti-nuclear lobby that there is a problem, not yet solved by anybody, about what to do with the wastes from civilian nuclear power operations around the globe. Greens Party Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons reiterated this...