New Zealand International Review

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 6, November-December

A 'Conversation' between Tom Scott and Plantu
The French political cartoonist, Jean Plantereux, better known as Plantu, visited New Zealand during July 2007. On 2 July in Wellington he teamed up with well known New Zealand cartoonist Tom Scott at a function jointly hosted by the NZIIA and the...
A Modest Proposal: Ron Smith Discusses New Zealand Nuclear Attitudes and the Prospects for Nuclear Power
In this article I shall make some general observations about New Zealand's attitudes to things nuclear and then make some more specific points on why we should consider nuclear power for New Zealand: what I call 'A Modest Proposal'. New Zealand...
Dairy Exports: A Lasting Bonanza: Murray Gough Foresees a Continuing High Level of International Demand for New Zealand Dairy Produce
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dairy export prices are at record highs, and that is fundamentally good for the New Zealand economy--but are they soundly based or just a short-term spike? To understand what is going on it is necessary to remember that for...
East Asian Community: Surmounting the History Issue: Jian Yang Discusses the Significance of Identity and Historical Differences in Regional Integration
In December 1990, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had a meeting with visiting Chinese Premier Li Peng. At the meeting, Mahathir suggested that East Asian countries should form an 'East Asia Economic Group' (EAEG). The EAEG later was renamed...
Foreign Policy and the Law: Sir Kenneth Keith Comments on the Origins and Role of Foreign International Institutes
In this article I would like to raise three matters which are related to one another. I shall begin by discussing the origins and purposes of the NZIIA and similar bodies. That will lead me into a comment or two on issues of process in international...
Iran and the West: Confrontation or Accommodation? Mahmoud Ghafouri Provides an Iranian Perspective on the Issue of Iran's Nuclear Programme
Iran's nuclear programmes and activities are of great concern to the United States and European Union, on the one hand, and the Middle East countries, on the other, though for different reasons. The United States wants to contain and undermine Iran,...
New Zealand Foreign Policy: Striving for Consistency: Terence O'Brien Argues the Case for the United Nations as the Indispensable Means of Meeting Future Challenges
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] New Zealand possesses no power and little influence over the vast forces that shape our modern world. Like most countries, particularly smaller ones. New Zealand is essentially reactive to external developments, nimbly shaping...
Towards Global Cohesion: Gray Southon Examines the Role of the United Nations in Global Development
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Since 1990 we have been experiencing one of most dramatic changes in the nature of the world order. This change is characterised by three principal elements: a shift from military to commercial power, a shift from power politics...