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Paul Buchanan: El Chavismo sin Chavez

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 9:43 am | Paul G. Buchanan

I am sure that there will be plenty of eulogies, some fawning and some harsh, for Hugo Chavez. Since I spent a good part of my academic career writing about Latin American politics, to include the nature of national populists such as Chavez and ... More >>

New Zealand’s Security Council Bid: A Double Edged Sword?

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 4:34 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

On May 24, 2012 the foreign ministers of the US and New Zealand met for bilateral meetings after the conclusion of the NATO Summit in Chicago. Afghanistan, Syria and Myanmar were topics of discussion, but the real news was the US's tacit endorsement ... More >>

Paul G. Buchanan: On Dynastic Succession

Friday, 6 January 2012, 11:34 am | Paul G. Buchanan

On Dynastic Succession Paul G. Buchanan 6-1-12 In North Korea, the death of Kim Jung-il and the rapid ascent of his youngest son Kim Jung-un to national command leadership highlight the problems of succession in dynastic regimes, particularly ... More >>

On Dynastic Succession.

Friday, 6 January 2012, 10:03 am | Paul G. Buchanan

In North Korea, the death of Kim Jung-il and the rapid ascent of his youngest son Kim Jung-un to national command leadership highlight the problems of succession in dynastic regimes, particularly those of a non-monarchical stripe. Monarchies have ... More >>

Paul Buchanan To Deliver Lecture At AUT's PMC

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 10:10 am | Paul G. Buchanan

International relations and security analyst Dr Paul Buchanan is returning to NZ for a month and will deliver a public lecture on SE Asia/Pacific geopolitics and security. The lecture is open to the public and is hosted by AUT University's PMC. More >>

Reorganizing (the) Defence?

Friday, 15 May 2009, 3:32 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Two events occurred recently that, when taken together, have the potential to be a milestone in New Zealand’s defence policy. These are, respectively, the announcement of a Defense Review Board that will issue a White Paper on New Zealand’s defense ... More >>

Unsynchronised Elections and NZ – US Relations

Monday, 10 November 2008, 8:58 am | Paul G. Buchanan

The irony of the last decade is that when holding elections New Zealand and the United States exhibit a lack of political synchronization. Take the latest iteration. Both countries saw a change in political direction, but the changes point them down opposite ... More >>

Rethinking NZ’s Military Commitment In Afghanistan

Monday, 21 July 2008, 8:17 am | Paul G. Buchanan

With US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visiting NZ late this week, Paul G Buchanan explores why it is important for a public discussion about NZ's role in international security missions led by superpowers, now rather than after this year's General Election. More >>

Brief Comment On Spy Bases And Civil Disobedience

Monday, 5 May 2008, 8:33 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Paul Buchanan writes: The Waihopai ANZAC Ploughshares direct action operation on the Echelon signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection station outside Blenheim is an excellent example of civil disobedience in a democracy. It also raises questions ... More >>

How Primary Losers become General Election Winners

Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 5:22 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Given the nature of the 2008 US presidential primary campaigns, the role of losing sides in the primary voting will play a pivotal role in the November general election. “Losing side” in this case means the voters, not the candidate. In order to understand ... More >>

Speaking bluntly in the US presidential campaign

Thursday, 17 April 2008, 9:27 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Once again Barack Obama is in the news for the wrong reasons. This time it is the speech he gave to a closed group of well-heeled Californians, at least one of whom was not as supportive of his cause as Mr. Obama may have hoped. In that speech the ... More >>

Obama And The 'Pastor Disaster'

Wednesday, 26 March 2008, 3:58 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

The “pastor disaster” that is Jeremiah Wright, spiritual mentor to Barack Obama, has occasioned a chorus of righteous indignation from US conservatives and a few Democrats about the first viable black American presidential candidate. More >>

Buchanan: Preferential Trade with Larger Partners

Monday, 17 March 2008, 3:28 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Chinese repression of Tibetan dissidents has pushed the issue of the impending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) back into the news. In a diplomatic sidestep both Helen Clark and John Key claim ... More >>

A Delicate And Dangerous Moment In Pakistan

Tuesday, 1 January 2008, 11:33 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Observing the rise of fascism in interwar Europe, Antonio Gramsci observed that there were times in which traditional politics were replaced by mass action, turmoil, and violent attempts to impose preferred ideological solutions. More >>

Paul Buchanan: Postscript on Operation 8

Monday, 19 November 2007, 3:27 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

The dust has largely settled after the police whirlwind that was Operation 8. Yet some questions remain about the operation itself, and there are political repercussions that need addressing. More >>

Paul Buchanan: A Comment On Terrorist Conspiracy

Monday, 5 November 2007, 10:41 am | Paul G. Buchanan

The subject of terrorism in New Zealand has taken on the character of political theater, as a form of tragic comedy where important questions of rights and rules serve as the backdrop to what will be a long journey through the courts for those arrested ... More >>

Paul Buchanan: Guantanamo On The Pacific?

Tuesday, 23 October 2007, 3:22 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

The arrest and detention without bail of seventeen individuals on grounds that they were planning terrorist attacks against political targets in New Zealand represents a step towards the “Guantanomisation” of national security policy in this country, ... More >>

Buchanan: Fear & the Corporatisation of Security

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 2:48 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

In recent times growing political debate in New Zealand has focused on the issue of public safety and its intersection with private life. New Zealanders are zealous about guarding their private lives and degree of personal freedom in the public sphere. ... More >>

Security And Trade In NZ’s Strategic Environment

Friday, 14 September 2007, 8:19 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Paul Buchanan writes: How a paradigm shift in int. security perspectives and low intensity conflicts in failed states allowed for smaller actors to emerge as international military and diplomatic interlocutors, New Zealand being one of them. More >>

Analysis: Discreet Diplomacy in a Small Democracy

Friday, 31 August 2007, 10:05 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Paul Buchanan writes: The political row over Air New Zealand charters carrying Australian troops to forward staging positions in Kuwait, coupled with the less vociferous debate over National’s acceptance of the nuclear-free policy and abandonment of the air ... More >>





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