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Perils Of New Zealand's Int. Military Assistance

Thursday, 28 June 2007, 3:31 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Exclusive To Scoop: The Perils Of International Military Assistance - Security analyst Paul Buchanan writes that New Zealand's politicians and its public ought to debate the merits or otherwise of international military assistance. More >>

Paul G. Buchanan: When Beggars can be Choosy

Wednesday, 14 March 2007, 2:16 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

The upcoming state visit to the White House by Prime Minister Helen Clark confirms the view that US-New Zealand relations are warming up. After a cooling of relations during the first term of George W. Bush, notable for the intemperate remarks by US ... More >>

Paul G. Buchanan: A Change Of Focus At The SIS

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 9:07 am | Paul G. Buchanan

In April 2006 Ambassador Richard Woods, SIS Director General at the time, released the 2005 SIS annual report. In that report he emphasized the potential threat posed by local jihadis emulating the bombers in Madrid and London, the connections between ... More >>

In Iraq, It Is All Over But The Killing

Saturday, 3 February 2007, 1:36 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Notwithstanding the claims by President Bush in his State of the Union address, the outcome in Iraq has been decided. His recently appointed commander in Iraq, Lieutenant General David Pretreus, has come closer to the truth, saying that the situation is ... More >>

Paul Buchanan: On the subject of the Draft

Friday, 12 January 2007, 10:34 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Recent calls to revive universal military conscription in the US open the door to some hard questions about the American propensity for war. Led by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), Democrats have floated the idea of the draft in order to score political ... More >>

By Iraqi Standards, Saddam’s Hanging Was Just

Monday, 8 January 2007, 12:54 am | Paul G. Buchanan

By Iraqi Standards, Saddam’s Hanging Was Just By Paul G. Buchanan 8-1-07 More >>

Paul G. Buchanan: On Markets and Murderers

Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 3:21 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

The death of Agusto Pinochet Ugarte has reopened old wounds in Chile and rekindled debate about the relative merits of his rule versus that of socialist authoritarians like Fidel Castro. A majority in and out of Chile considers him to be a poster boy ... More >>

Living Life in a Nuclear Armed Crowd

Thursday, 12 October 2006, 10:42 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Paul Buchanan writes: In North Korea it is divided between hard-liners and soft-liners. Hard-liners, most of them in the military and within Kim Jung-Il’s personal retinue, favor confronting the West using the threat of nuclear weapons development. More >>

The Logics of War in South Lebanon

Monday, 7 August 2006, 2:27 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Buried beneath the chorus of moral indignation at the loss of life and calls for a ceasefire in Southern Lebanon are the logics of warfare at play. These reduce to the geopolitical and military rationales underpinning the conflict, which is a classic ... More >>

NZ Intel Failure Evident In Timor Leste Crisis

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 6:16 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Paul Buchanan writes: Political instability and collective violence in Fiji, the Solomons, East Timor raises questions about NZ’s intelligence and security capabilities in its primary area of geostrategic concern, the southwestern Pacific Rim. More >>

Of Myth and Reality in Terrorist Threat Assessment

Friday, 12 May 2006, 3:16 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Of Myth and Reality in Terrorist Threat Assessment By Paul G. Buchanan 12-5-06 More >>

Buchanan: Paying for the Rescue of Western Martyrs

Wednesday, 29 March 2006, 1:02 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Lost amid the drama of the Christian Peacemaker Team hostage taking and rescue in Iraq are two sub-plots of some import. One is psychological and the other is legal and fiscal. More >>

Paul Buchanan: When Communists Look Good

Thursday, 23 February 2006, 10:59 am | Paul G. Buchanan

In 1990, somewhere in the bowels of the Pentagon, someone in the Joint Chiefs of Staff is reputed to have said that the United States would rue the day that the Berlin Wall fell. More >>

Paul Buchanan: The Politics of Cartoon Conflict

Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 4:16 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Recent controversies surrounding the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad have raised the spectre of a deepening cultural clash between Islam and the West. The issue has been debated as one of freedoms of speech and press versus ... More >>

Southern Ocean Whaling Conflict Implications

Thursday, 12 January 2006, 12:58 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Skirmishes between anti-whaling activists and the Japanese whaling fleet conducting purported scientific culling of minke and finback whales in the Southern Ocean nature sanctuary have led to calls for military intervention on both sides. More >>

Buchanan: Psyops in US Military Force Projection

Monday, 31 October 2005, 1:28 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

The central tenet for war planners in countries with the ability to project force abroad is summarised in four words: stage, thrust, seize, and hold. The US proved remarkable in accomplishing the first three phases of the invasion of Iraq. What ... More >>

PG Buchanan: Al-Qaeda’s Perverse Environmentalism

Monday, 10 October 2005, 1:46 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

One of the less studied aspects of al-Qaeda’s global strategy of irregular warfare is the environmental element of the campaign. As it turns out, the jihadi project meshes neatly with the concerns of Western environmental groups, especially those ... More >>

Paul Buchanan: Failures Of Communication

Friday, 23 September 2005, 2:08 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Paul Buchanan writes that the despondent pilot that threatened to crash into the Auckland Skytower provided authorities with an excellent live action drill in emergency preparedness and threat assessment. The Skytower was evacuated with little complication ... More >>

Military Exercise + Spurious Trade Relationship

Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 9:40 am | Paul G. Buchanan

Paul Buchanan writes that election year politics has thrown new light on US-New Zealand relations. Outgoing US ambassador Charles Swindell reiterated his concerns that recent years have seen a decline in the relationship, officially noted in the US shift... More >>

Is Peters Being Used As A Pawn in Al-Qaeda's Game?

Tuesday, 9 August 2005, 4:46 pm | Paul G. Buchanan

Former U.S. security adviser, Paul Buchanan, Director of the Working Group on Alternative Security Perspectives at Auckland University, claims NZ First leader Winston Peters may be being used to cultivate distrust and unconsciously advance an extremist agenda. More >>





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