new zealand international review

Online purchase of the NZIR is in digital format and exactly the same as the print edition. Once the order is processed a PDF version of the magazine will be sent to the email address provided. 

PADDY COSTELLO
Volume: 42
Number: 6
Date Published: November/December 2017
  •  Alister McIntosh’s ‘best’ diplomat
    Ken Ross argues that that Paddy Costello was never a Soviet agent, as often alleged, but was in fact one of New Zealand’s most brilliant foreign service officials.
  • Esprit de contradiction
    Rita Ricketts reviews MI5’s evolving case against Costello, as revealed in his recently released file in the British archives.
  • The MI5 verdict
    Ian McGibbon outlines what Paddy Costello’s recently opened MI5 file indicates about why British counter-espionage concluded that he was a Soviet agent.
  •  A modern French Revolution
    Emma Nichols discusses the implications of Emmanuel Macron’s ascent to power in France.
  • NewZealand’s strategicontextonomany scenarios?
    Stephen Hoadley sketches the six strategic scenarios that are likely to challenge New Zealand in the coming years
  • .Overseeing NewZealand’s modern military operations
    Rhys Ball and Wil Hoverd discuss the implications for democracy and national security of the deployment of special operations forces.
  • Adjusting tpoliticaearthquakes
    Terence O’Brien provides a New Zealand view of the current geopolitical landscape.
    BOOKS
  • Dalia F. Fahmy and Daanish Faruqi (eds): Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberism: Illiberal Intelligenstia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy (William Shepard).
  • Lynne Olson: Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War (Anthony Smith)
  • Antje Missbach: Troubled Transit, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Indonesia (Andrew Butcher).
POLISH CONCERNS
Volume: 42
Number: 5
Date Published: September/October 2017
  •  Why Poland is a threat to the European Union
     Stuart McMillan warns that the Polish Law and Justice Party’s policies may have serious consequences
  • Seeking opportunities in a turbulent world
    Bill English reviews his government’s approach to international relations.
  • Meeting the challenge of the globalisation paradox
    Andrew Little outlines a Labour vision for meeting the global challenges ahead.
  • Towards a new global compact
    James Shaw provides a Green Party perspective on world affairs and the challenges and opportunities now confronting New Zealand.
  • Alister McIntosh: a mandarin for all seasons
    Ken Ross examines the long-serving secretary of external affairs’ relationship with contrasting prime ministers in the 1950s.
  • Peace and justice
    George Troup discusses the role of the legal institutions of The Hague in international affairs.
    BOOKS
  • Eliot E. Cohen: The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force (Miriam Wharton).
  • Malcolm McKinnon: The Broken Decade: Prosperity, Depression and Recovery in New Zealand, 1928–39
    (Dan Bartlett).
  • William Hoverd, Nick Nelson and Carl Bradley (eds): New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues (Reuben Steff).
    BOOK LAUNCH
  • New Zealand Trade Negotiations
    INSTITUTE NOTES
    The National Council
FOREIGN POLICY
Volume: 42
Number: 4
Date Published: July/August 2017

• Promoting the New Zealand brand
Murray McCully reflects on his eight-and-a-half-year stint as New Zealand’s foreign minister. 
• An inspiring opportunity
Swiss diplomat Flavio Milan describes his experience while embedded in New Zealand’s UN Security Council team for two years.
• A very complicated business
Ken Ross outlines the ‘horse-trading’ behind Alister McIntosh not becoming Commonwealth secretary-general in 1965.
• What does the future hold for the United Nations?
Terence O’Brien provides a brief selective view of some of the layers of change around the world that are challenging the UN system.
• Blame it on Grotius
John Goodman reflects on the legacy of the Dutch moralist Hugo Grotius in the evolution of International law.
• Climate change or climate catastrophe?
Hugh Steadman warns that immediate action is demanded to meet the threat posed by global warming.
• Regional security: challenges and opportunities
Mark Mitchell outlines New Zealand’s approach to security in the Asia–Pacific region and promises that it will remain outward looking and engaged.
COMMENT
• Fighting global poverty
Annette Dixon suggests that New Zealand has much to offer the world in the field of global development. 
BOOKS
• Xavier Márquez: Non-Democratic Politics: Authoritarianism, Dictatorship and Democratization (Malcolm McKinnon).
• N. Ganesan (ed): Bilateral Legacies in East and Southeast Asia (Thitinan Pongsudhirak). 
• Ian McGibbon: New Zealand’s Western Front Campaign (John Moremon).
• Haidi Willmot, Ralph Mamiya, Scott Sheeran, and Marc Weller (eds): Protection of Civilians
(Maria A. Pozza).
OBITUARIES
Dame Margaret Laurence Salas DBE, QSO; Neville Hugo Sale Judd CVO, QSO

KOREAN PENINSULA
Volume: 42
Number: 3
Date Published: May/June 2017

• Tillerson cuts teeth on the Korean peninsula
Stuart McMillan comments on the recent visit to South Korea by the new US secretary of state.
• China in a modern global context over half a century
Peter Harris continues his review of China’s place in the world by looking at its response to changes in the international order following the demise of the Soviet Union.
• Adjusting to the Trump presidency
Robert Ayson comments on the implications of Donald Trump’s foreign policy for New Zealand and suggests the need for damage control.
• The times they are a-changing
Brian Lynch reviews New Zealand’s options in an increasingly volatile international environment
• Asia–Pacific regional integration — with or without the United States?
Stephen Jacobi discusses the outlook for regional trade and investment in a profoundly changed situation
• John Key’s global diplomacy
Ken Ross examines the role of the recently retired prime minister in international affairs.
• Clinton’s defeat in historical perspective
Dmitry Shlapentokh comments on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid and compares her to Marie Antoinette.
BOOKS
• David Shambaugh: China’s Future (Paul Sinclair).
• Ian Storey and Lin Cheng-yi (eds): Th South China Sea Dispute: Navigating Diplomatic and Strategic Tensions (Joanna Mossop).
• Robert Ayson: Asia’s Security (Mark Pearson).

AMERICAN POLITICS
Volume: 42
Number: 2
Date Published: March/April 2017
  • The audacity of Trump: how he won and what we missed – Reuben Steff discusses the  outcome of the recent American presidential election.
  • The audacity of hope – Rita Ricketts reflects on Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the US presidency.
  • Looking for opportunities with President Trump – Wayne Mapp considers the way forward for New Zealand as old certainties are wiped away.
  • Shinzo Abe pushes hard on a regional agenda – Stuart McMillan reviews the recent Abe-Putin meeting and its aftermath.
  • New Zealand's Pacific policies - time for a reset? – Anna Powles and Michael Powles argue that a reconsideration of New Zealand's approach to the Pacific Islands region is warranted.
  • China in a global context over half a century -  Peter Harris reviews China's place in the world during its transformation from an isolated and internally troubled state to the strong, independent and self-assured power of today.
  • A deeply flawed legacy - Hugh Steadman proides an alternative view of President Obama's foreign policy record.

BOOKS

  • Joel K. Bourne Jr: The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World (Nayantara Sheoran Appleton).
  • Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly (eds): Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion (Anthony Smith).
  • Johan Saravanamuttu: Power Sharing in a Divided Nation: Mediated Communalism and New Politics in Six Decades of malaysia's Elections (Anthony Smith).
  • Claudia Pond Eyley and Dan Salmon (comps):Helen Clark: Inside Stories (Dan Barlett).
  • Michael Powles (ed): China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania (James To).
US ELECTION
Volume: 42
Number: 1
Date Published: January/February 2017
  • International challenges facing the Trump presidency – Stephen Hoadley review the likely post-election foreign policy of the United States.
  • Reflections on the South China Sea arbitration rulings – Sir Kenneth Keith comments on the international arbitral tribunal’s recent awards in the case brought against China by the Philippines.
  • New Zealand – India relations: a step forward – Ashok Sharma review John Key’s recent visit to India.
  • Colombia’s path to peace – Juliana Bustamante-Reyes looks into the system of justice provided in the recently achieved peace agreement.
  • Unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors: an urgent European problem – Caitlin Daugherty-Kelly discusses the European Union’s approach to the influx of many youthful migrants.
  • Jutland – so what? – Scott Thomson notes the importance of the major sea battle that took place in the North Sea a century ago and calls on New Zealanders to redevelop a sea-sense.

 REVIEW ARTICLE

Australia Great War – Ian McGibbon reviews the recently completed centenary history of Australia’s effort in the First World War.

BOOKS

  • Mikhail GorbachevThe New Russia (Rouben Azizian).
  • David Kilcullen: Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror (Anthony Smith).
  • William J.Perry: My Journey at the Nuclear Brink (Stuart McMillan).
  • Timothy Wood: Detainee Abuse During Op Telic: ‘A Few Rotten Apples? (Roderic Alley).

 OBITUARY

  • Bruce MacDonald Brown QSO.

 INSTITUTE NOTES

  • The National Council meeting.
LABOUR'S FOREIGN POLICY
Volume: 41
Number: 6
Date Published: November/December 2016
  • New Zealand and the world – Andrew Little outlines the Labour Party’s approach to international affairs.
  • An independent foreign policy – Wayne Mapp suggests that New Zealand must adapt if it is to realise the potential of its current approach to international affairs.
  • Game changer competition – Reuben Steff discusses the emerging technological arms competition and a possible New Zealand response.
  • Defence: an evolving approach – Gerry Brownlee reviews the security environment confronting New Zealand and the government’s response to new challenges.
  • Facing new defence challenges – Balaji Chandramohan suggests that the 2016 Defence White Paper represents a paradigm shift in New Zealand’s strategic outlook and its defence operational reach.
  • Looking to an uncertain future – Terence O’Brien reflects on challenges for New Zealand within the Pacific

 BOOKS

  • Raymond MillerDemocracy in New Zealand (Bronwyn Hayward).
  • Brian Lynch (ed): New Zealand and the United Nations: 70th Anniversary (Matt Hill).
  • Mark Riebling: Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler (Anthony Smith).

 OBITUARY

  • Roderick Macalister Miller QSO.

 INSTITUTE NOTES

  • The National Council meeting.
BREXIT
Volume: 41
Number: 5
Date Published: September/October 2016
  • Brexit: a long march - Rita Ricketts reflects on the recent British vote in favour of leaving the European Union.
  • Europe after the British exit: demise or reinvention? - Stephen Hoadley analyses the implication of Brexit for Europe and concludes that the European Union will survive intact, but will have to adjust, if not reinvent itself.
  • NATO’s summit of unity - Zbigniew Gniatkowski reviews the recent NATO’s summit deliberations in Warsaw.
  • Putting our refuge hand up - Molly Kennedy discusses New Zealand’s approach to the pressing problem of refugee resettlement in the global context.
  • Peter Fraser’s post-war diplomacy - Ken Ross examines the international activities of New Zealand’s wartime prime minister.
  • The Obama presidency - Mark Gilbert takes a look back at the challenges and accomplishments of the present US administration.

 BOOK LAUNCH: New Zealand and the United Nations 70 years on

Murray McCully launches a new volume that highlights New Zealand’s role in the world body.

 BOOKS

  • David Kilcullen: Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla (Jeremy Moses).
  • Anna Powles, Negar Partow and Nick Nelson (eds): United Nations Peacekeeping Challenge:
  • The Importance of the Integrated Approach (Anthony Smith).
  • Keller Easterling: Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Malcolm McKinnon).

 CORRESPONDENCE

 INSTITUTE NOTES

  • The National Council meeting.
Policing Terrorism
Volume: 41
Number: 4
Date Published: July/August 2016
  • Policing terrorism in a void -John Battersby reviews New Zealand’s approach to a major security concern.
  • Germany’s relations with Russia: willing fools or trusted intermediaries? - Stuart McMillan comments on the global impact of the relationship between Berlin and Moscow.
  • The current refugee crisis: what’s new? - Klaus Neumann discusses refugee issues in light of Australia’s and New Zealand’s experience.
  • Punching above our weight - John Key outlines his government’s approach to New Zealand’s role and place in world affairs.
  • Diplomatic dancing with Oceania - Ken Ross discusses New Zealand prime ministers’ involvement in Pacific Islands affairs.
  • Friends with benefits - Stephen Jacobi comments on the vital economic relationship between Australia and New Zealand.
  • Moving out of comfort zones - Terence O’Brien reflects on the approach that a small, isolated Pacific state needs to adopt in a rapidly changing international climate.

 BOOKS:

  • James Curran: Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War (Gerald Hensley).
  • Peter Edwards: Australia and the Vietnam War (Roberto Rabel).
  • Sean Naylor: Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command (Rhys Ball).

CORRESPONDENCE

INSTITUTE NOTES

China
Volume: 41
Number: 3
Date Published: May/June 2016
  • Chinese whispers - Rita Ricketts provides impressions of China following a recent visit.
  • Seeking opportunities and facing challenges -Murray McCully gives an overview of New Zealand’s international priorities for 2016.
  • Australia’s strategic outlook: a paradigm shift -Balaji Chandramohan reviews the recently issued Australian defence white paper.
  • Helen Clark: some Washington encounters - Ken Ross discusses the Labour prime minister’s dealings with ‘long faced officials’, the Reagan Retreads and Christopher Hill.
  • Holbein’s mistake: The Ambassadors - John Goodman reflects on the observations of an 18th century Frenchman on the art of diplomacy.
  • Following an engagement approach -Andrew Hyde outlines American support for multilateral efforts to solve international problems on several levels.
  • ISIS attacks Tunisia - Tawfik Jelassi discusses the significance of the armed attack on the Tunisian border town of Ben Gardane in March.

 BOOKS:

  • Ulla Fionna (ed): Watching the Indonesian Elections 2014 (Anthony Smith).
  • Edward Aspinall, Marcus Mietzner, Dirk Tomsa (eds): The Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia’s Decade of Stability and Stagnation (Anthony Smith).
  • Rouben Azizian and Carleton Cramer (eds): Regionalism, Security and Cooperation in Oceania (Roderic Alley).
  • Elizabeth Warren: A Fighting Chance (Jennifer Curtin).
  • Sándor Jászberényi: The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond (Stephen Hoadley).
  • Stephen Loveridge: Call to Arms: New Zealand Society and Commitment to the Great War (John Tonkin-Covell).
  • Alastair Kennedy: Chinese Anzacs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885–1919 (Ian McGibbon).

INSTITUTE NOTES

Sports Diplomacy
Volume: 41
Number: 2
Date Published: March/April 2016
  • Sports diplomacy: New Zealand’s hardest soft power? – Steve Jackson offers a cautionary note and Mark Gilbert and Sir Jim McLay provide further perspectives. 
  • ANZUS: ‘our richest prize’ or ‘that scrap of paper’? – Ken Ross examines the intellectual underpinnings of New Zealand’s search for a comfortable relationship with the United States.
  • CHOGM 2015: the invisible summit holds out promise for rejuvenation – W. David McIntyre reviews the recent Commonwealth gathering in Malta.   
  • Strategic liberalism and Kiwi maximalism – Reuben Steff suggests a new paradigm as a basis for New Zealand foreign policy.
  • The ‘beautiful island’ speaks – Stuart Vogel discusses the recent Taiwanese presidential elections.
  • Assessing New Zealand’s climate target ambition – Catherine Leining, Brian Fallows and James Renwick provide perspectives on New Zealand’s climate change approach, as revealed at a recent seminar.
  • CONFERENCE REPORT:
    The United Nations at 70
    – Brian Lynch reports on a seminar held in Wellington late last year to commemorate the world body’s significant anniversary.

BOOKS:

  • Jean-Frederick Morin, Tereza Novotna, Frederik Ponjaert and Maria Telo (Eds): The Politic of Trasatlantic Trade Negotiations: TTIP in a Globalized World (Stephen Hoadley).
  • Jonathan Holslag: China’s Coming War with Asia (James To).
  • Bryan Denson: A Spy’s Son: A True Story of the Highest Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia (Rhys Ball).

CORRESPONDENCE

INSTITUTE NOTES

OBITUARIES

  • Harold Huyton (‘Tim’) Francis.
  • Roger George Weston.
Iran Nuclear Deal
Volume: 40
Number: 6
Date Published: November/December 2015
  • Editorial – Maty Nikkhou-O’Brien.
  • The upsides and downsides of the Iranian nuclear deal – Robert Patman and Laura Southgate argue that the agreement will not only curtail Iran’s nuclear programmes but also provide diplomatic side benefits.  
  • The potential pitfalls and windfalls of the nuclear deal with Iran – Rouzbeh Parsi, Ephraim Asculai, Paul Morris, Negar Partow, and Paul Buchanan provide perspectives on the deal.  
  • US foreign policy: Obama and beyond – Elliott Abrams predicts an increase in American military capacity and a more assertive role in international affairs.  
  • Countering over-stretch – Dmitry Shlapentokh puts the recent deal with Iran in the context of US decline.
  • Making a case for a defence U-turn – Hugh Steadman responds to the defence minister’s invitation to New Zealanders to have a say on defence by proposing a radical shift in approach.  
  • Focusing on economic security – Tim Wood suggests a radical re-prioritisation of New Zealand’s defence policy in the forthcoming defence white paper.
  • Norman Kirk, rugby postponement and the Kirk brand – Ken Ross describes how the Labour prime minister stared down the 1973 Springboks.
  • Allies at war, partners in peace – Wang Lutong notes China’s commemoration of the end of the Second World War and proclaims the principles that underlay the global effort against fascism.
  • REVIEW ARTICLE
    Global development goals
    – Sagarika Dutt reviews discussion about the post-2015 development agenda in a recent publication.
  • BOOKS:
    Brian Bader: What Diplomats Do, The Life and Work of Diplomats (Gerald McGhie).
  • Andrew Ross: Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict (Xavier Marquez).
  • Srdja Popovic and Matthew Miller: Blueprint for Revolution: how to use rice pudding, lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world (Damien Rogers).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
Trans-Pacific Trade
Volume: 41
Number: 1
Date Published: January/February 2016
  • Making trans-Pacific friends – Stephen Jacobi comments on the implications for New Zealand’s relations with China and the United States of the recent agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  
  • Should war define New Zealand’s self-view? – Terence O’Brien argues that good international citizenship not war involvement should underpin New Zealand’s sense of place in the world.   
  • An English tea party? – Rita Ricketts reflects on the advent of Jeremy Corbyn as British Labour leader and compares him with David Lange.   
  • David Lange’s French connection – mais qui? – Ken Ross discusses the Labour prime minister’s contest with French President Mitterrand on a range of difficult issues.  
  • A tale with many dimensions – Fu Ying explains the many challenges facing China and predicts a successful outcome because of strong fundamentals.
  • Indonesia’s new maritime focus – Balaji Chandramohan outlines Indonesia’s evolving maritime strategy in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • Rescuing Boko Haram’s schoolgirl victims – Samuel Oyewole comments on Nigeria’s inability so far to free the abducted girls and its inadequate crisis management strategy.
  • BOOKS:
    Anthony Giddens: Turbulent and Mighty Continent, What future for Europe? (Stuart McMillan).
  • Masha Gessen: The Tsarnaev Brothers, The Road to a Modern Tragedy (Anthony Smith).
  • Gianni Vattimo and Michael Marder: Reconstructing Zionism: A Critique of Political Metaphysics (Nigel Parsons).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
  • CORRESPONDENCE
Security Council
Volume: 40
Number: 5
Date Published: September/October 2015
  • Keeping balance in a two-step dance – Brook Barrington outlines New Zealand’s aspirations for its two-year role on the Security Council.
  • The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty at 45 – Rose Gottemoeller reviews the cornerstone of international arms control and non-proliferation efforts.
  • Standing up for values? Robert Ayson discusses why New Zealand commits to conflict.
  • Global Citizens in a world of disorder – Colin James reflects n New Zealand’s place in an increasingly troubled international environment.
  • Norman Kirk’s ‘OE’ – Ken Ross reflects on the prime minister’s visits to South-east Asia, London and Washington.
  • Wider and still wider – Brian Easton looks at the prospects for further expansion of the European Union.
  • Together in struggle – Yosef Livne looks at wartime links between New Zealand and Jewish Palestinian soldiers.
  • BOOKs:
    Aglaya Snetkov: Russia’s Security Policy Under Putin: A Critical Perspective (Stephen Hoadley).
  • Joseph S. Nye, Jr: Is the American Century Over? (Anthony Smith).
  • Jeremy Harwood: World War Two From Above: An Aerial View of the Global Conflict (Stephen Harris).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
    The National Council meeting.
ASEAN-New Zealand Relationship
Volume: 40
Number: 4
Date Published: July/August 2015
  • New Zealand-ASEAN: a 40-year dialogue – David Capie provides an overview of New Zealand’s relationship with South-east Asia over four decades and notes challenges ahead.
  • New Zealand’s defence relations with ASEAN – Paul Sinclair reviews the evolution of New Zealand’s involvement in effors to ensure the security of South-east Asia.
  • Focus ASEAN, southern star – Halim bin Saad provides a Malaysian perspective on New Zealand’s role in South-east Asia.
  • ASEAN-New Zealand’s four-decade long relationship – Nyunt Maung Shein notes New Zealand’s improved relations with Myanmar and proposals to upgrade its ties with ASEAN to a strategic partnership.
  • The ASEAN Regional Forum and its continued relevance – Barry Desker, Sarah Teo Li Shan and Dylan Loh Ming Hui discuss the performance and prospects of an important ASEAN process.
  • Beyond 40 years: reframing ASEAN in New Zealand’s strategic outlook – Thitinan Pongsudhirak discusses the new challenges and opportunities in the relationship between New Zealand and South-east Asia.
  • Indonesia-New Zealand relations: platform for a stronger ASEAN – Rahimah Abdulrahim, Ibrahim Almuttaqi and Steven Yohanes Polhaupesy assess the prospects for closer ties between New Zealand and ASEAN’s largest member.
  • The New Zealand-ASEAN trade partnership: 40 years of development and prospects – Nguyen Duc Thanh outlines the process by which New Zealand and Vietnam changed from neighbours to strategic partners.
  • ASEAN-New Zealand political and security relations – Lim Jock Seng provides a Brunei Darussalam perspective.
  • BOOK:
    William Hayton: The South China Sea: the Struggle for Power in Asia (Anthony Smith).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
DEFENCE POLICY
Volume: 40
Number: 3
Date Published: May/June 2015
  • Defence: striking the right balance – Gerry Brownlee discusses the New Zealand defence white paper to be produced this year.
  • Facing East Asia’s complexities without a grand vision – Stuart McMillan discusses how East Asia’s great powers relate to one another.
  • Takeshima and the Northern Territories in Japan’s nationalism – Alexander Bukh comments on the dispute between Japan and South Korea over the Liancourt Rocks.
  • The Otago Foreign Policy School turns 50 – Ken Ross recounts early memories and high points in the school’s history.
  • How Jihadists think and act – Karim Pourhamzavi discusses Wahhabism as an ideology and tactic in the mid-18th century and present-day Syria and Iraq.
  • Under construction – Brian Easton looks at the state of the European Union in light of his observations during a recent visit.
  • Towards a deeper partnership – Balaji Chandramohan discusses US grand strategy in the Asia-Pacific region and the convergence of US and Indian interests.\
  • CONFERENCE REPORTS:
    China and the Pacific: the view from Oceania – Michael Powles reports on a ground-breaking conference in Samoa. 
    Antarctica and the Arctic – Peter Kennedy reports on a recent NZIIA symposium.    
  • BOOKS:
    Douglas Newton: Hell-bent: Australia’s leap into the Great War (Ian McGibbon).
    Kerry Brown: The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China (Anthony Smith).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
    OBITUARY
  • Professor Gordon Stewart Orr.
REMEMBRANCE
Volume: 40
Number: 2
Date Published: March/April 2015
  • A challenging legacy – Hans Hubertus Mack discusses the place of memories of the First World War in Germany and the German approach to commemoration of the centenary of that conflict.
  • Australia’s dangerous ally – Malcolm Fraser outlines the dangers and disadvantages of Australia’s alignment with the United States and call for a new approach to national security that would have important implications for New Zealand if adopted.
  • New Zealand’s jihadis – Aaron Zelin discusses the problem New Zealand faces in dealing with Muslim radicalisation and the danger of participation by its citizens in foreign conflicts.
  • New Zealand prime ministers – at the White House – Ken Ross outlines the course of top-level contact between Washington and Wellington in the last 75 years.
  • When diplomatic breakups occur – Paul Bellamy traces the troubled course of Australian-North Korean relations since 1974, and its impact on New Zealand.
  • A chain over sea and time – Yosef Livne looks at Anzac and Zionist enterprise in two great conflicts.
  • CONFERENCE REPORT:
    Exchanging regional perspectives – Peter Kennedy reports on the seventh Track II dialogue between Japan and New Zealand.
  • BOOKS:
    Frank L. Smith III: American Biodefence: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security (Ron Smith).
    Sayed Hossein Mousavian with Shahir Shahidsaless: Iran and the United States: An Insider’s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace (Negar Partow).
    Neil Wallace: When the DFarm Gates Opened: The Impact of Rogernomics on Rural New Zealand (Neil Fraser).
    William E.Shepard: Introducing Islam (Christopher van der Krogt).
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
  • OBITUARY
    Rt Hon Sir Ivor Lloyd Richardson PCNZM, Kt.
NATIONAL SECURITY
Volume: 40
Number: 1
Date Published: January/February 2015
  • Facing a challenging security environment – John Key outlines his government’s approach to the rise of the Islamic State and new measures being introduced to bolster New Zealand’s security.
  • Getting around the Security Council table – Terence O’Brien reflects on the challenges that face New Zealand following its election to the world security body.
  • Towards an all-hazards approach – Jim Rolfe discusses New Zealand’s approach to security in the 21st century.
  • Global diplomats: the second tier – Ken Ross reviews the global diplomacy performance of eleven post-war New Zealand prime ministers other than the four standouts.
  • Searching for Pacific climate change solutions – Vikas Kumar discusses the impact of climate change on the future of the Pacific region’s microstates.
  • CONFERENCE REPORT:
    Combatting statelessness – Claire Achmad reports on the Frist Global Forum on Statelessness held recently in The Hague.
  • COMMENT:
    Scott Thomson muses on the common use of the term ‘radical’ and the religious element in ISIS jihadism and endorses the archbishop of Canterbury’s plea for patient ideological effort to overcome extremism. 
  • BOOKS:
    W. David McIntyre: Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands (Gerald Hensley).
    Matthew Abrahams: Out of Bounds: Academic Freedom and the Question of Palestine (Nigel Parsons).
    Michael R. Fitzgerald and Allen Packwood (eds): Out of the Cold: The Cold War and its Legacy (Anthony Smith).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES

download your copy for free

Missing Airliner
Nov/Dec 2014
Vol 39, No 6
To download the full document click on read more
  • The search for MH370 – Paul Sinclair discusses the prospects for and challenges facing international maritime cooperation in search and rescue.
  • Protecting Canberra’s international goals – Ken Ross reviews post-1945 Australian prime ministers’ global diplomacy.
  • Old attitudes in Japan’s new leadership – Stuart McMillan examines the Abe government’s approach to international affairs and finds some worrying aspects.
  • Engaging with the world – Terence O’Brien discusses angles and aspects of New Zealand’s approach to external relations.
  • New Zealand’s first conquest – Ian McGibbon recalls New Zealand’s occupation of German Samoa just over a century ago.
  • A unique event – Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga speaks at the ceremony in Auckland to mark New Zealand’s occupation of German Samoa.
  • Adjusting to the Indian political tsunami – Tim Groser discusses the possible implications of Narendra Modi’s accession to power for trade negotiations, including the prospective India-New Zealand free trade agreement.
  • REVIEW ARTICLE:
    Dimitry Shlapentokh discusses two recent books that present opposing views on explanatory value of geo-political models. 
  • BOOK REVIEWS:
    Amin Saikal: Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq (Anthony Smith).
    John Sweeney: North Korea Uncovered: Inside the World’s Most Secret State (Paul Bellamy).
    Paul French: North Korea: State of Paranoia (Paul Bellamy).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
  • OBITUARY – Frank Henry Corner CMG
Regional Security
Sep/Oct 2014
Vol 39, No 5
To download the full document click on read more
  • Asia’s maritime order and New Zealand’s response – Robert Ayson comments on the South China Sea, Asia’s regional security and New Zealand foreign policy.
  • Trading with China: a success story – Tim Groser reflects on the evolution of New Zealand’s trade relationship with its second largest export market.
  • Helen Clark’s global diplomacy – Ken Ross review the performance of New Zealand’s most prominent female political figure.
  • India’s 2014 elections: the BJP’s victory – Sagarika Dutt reviews the triumph of Narendra Modi’s party in the recent Indian elections.
  • The way forward – Peter Kennedy provides a New Zealand perspective on patchwork governance.
  • BOOK REVIEWS:
    Daniel Innerarity and Javier Solaner (eds): Humanity at Risk: The Need for Global Governance (Roderic Alley).
    Jaroro J. Ingram: The Charismatic Leadership Phenomenon in Radical and Militant Islamism (Anthony Smith).
    Elizabeth Van Wie Davis: Ruling, Resources and Religion in China: Managing the Multiethnic State in the 21st Century (Jack Georgieff).
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
  • 80TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
    Representing New Zealand abroad – Sir Jerry Mateparae reflects on his international role as governor-general.  
  • OBITUARY – John Vivian Scott
Indian Elections
Jul/Aug 2014
Vol 39, No 3
To download the full document click on read more
  • India votes: a Modi landslide - Ashok Sharma provides an overview of the recent elections in India and suggests likely policy directions under the new administration.
  • Mod's rise: the far flank implications - Balaji Chandramohan comments on India's strategic orientation after the general elections and foresees possible porblems in the nuclear field.
  • Jim Bolger's global diplomacy - Ken Ross assesses the National prime minister's contribution to the process of establishing New Zealand as a progressive small state.
  • Stoking the engine of growth - Tim Groser discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade integration in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Disarmament: the balance sheet - Angela Kane asks whether the world is listening to Secreatary-General Ban Ki-moon's calls for progress.
  • Russia-New Zealand ties: two looming milestones - Ian McGibbon notes several anniversaries in relations between New Zealand and Russia that will occur in August 2014.
  • India's hungry and enslaved - Badar Alam Iqbal examines two major problems confronting India.
  • CONFERENCE REPORT: Global security - Brian Lynch reports on a recent conference in Bratislava.
  • BOOK REVIEWS: 
    David Grant: The Mighty Totara: The Life andTimes of Norman Kirk (Michael Bassett)
    Paul Danahar: The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring (Anthony Smith)
    Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (eds): The Syria Dilemma (Anthony Smith)
    David Finkel: Thank You for Your Sevice (Stephen Hoadley)
  • INSTITUTE NOTES
Drone Strikes
May/Jun 2014
Vol 39, No 3
To download the full document click on read more
  • Drone strikes: ethics and strategy - Natalie Dalziel discusses the United States' increasing prospensity to use drones in its global fight against terrorism.
  • David Lange's global diplomacy - Ken Ross assesses the performance of a former Labour prime minister.
  • New Zealand and the world: challenges we must meet - Winston Peters outlines New Zealand First's approach to international affairs.
  • Finding our way in a transformed world - Terence O'Brien discusses New Zealand's place in the international system in a atime of rapid globalisation.
  • Paths to victory - Christopher Paul discusses what history tells us about how to defeat insurgencies.
  • China's maritime strategy - Balaji Chandramohan comments on China's aspirations to become a global power.
  • Questioning our natural alliance - Hugh Steadman calls for more careful assessment of New Zealand's interests when supporting the Western alliance in response to contentious international events.
  • Book Reviews:
    RACHEL MILLER: Wife and Baggage to Follow (Peter Kennedy)
    MARLENE LARUELLE AND SEBASTION PEYROUSE: The Chinese Question in Central Asia, Domestic Order, Social Change, and the Chinese Factor (Dmitry Shlapentokh)
    LEADBETTER: Peace, Poer and Politics: How New Zealand Beacame Nuclear Free(Gerald Hensley)
  • Institute notes.
Discovering Asia
March/April 2014
Vol 39, No 2
To download the full document click on read more
  • Discovering Asia
  • Norman Kirk's global diplomacy
  • The Colombo chogm: a troubling outcome
  • Diplomatic postings: the case for non-professional appointees
  • Going north
  • Tonga's risky seabed mining ventures
International Law
January/February 2014
Vol 39, No 1
To download the full document click on read more
  • A century of international arbitration and adjudication
  • On the frontline of democracy
  • New Zealand's global diplomacy story-book
  • The trans-Tasman link: more than the sum of the two parts
  • India: new focus, new opportunities
  • The Maritime guerrillas: a sign of things to come?
  • The South Pacific rediscovered?