Category Archives: New Zealand

Blue Diplomacy: Interpreting the New Ross Sea Marine Protected Area

This week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Antarctica’s McMurdo Station, becoming the highest ranking U.S. official to visit the continent. His visit will bring international attention to the new Ross Sea Marine Protected Area (MPA) and showcase … Continue reading

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Political Risk Analysis of the 2008 Sanlu Melamine Scandal and 2013 Fonterra Botulism Scandal

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This post is part of a longer research paper.  It was adapted for the Australia and New Zealand Studies Association Conference at the University of Texas in Austin on February 8, 2014. New Zealand’s agricultural sector not only makes up the … Continue reading

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Revitalization of Te Reo Māori Inspires Washington

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On the evenings of July 1 and 2, Māori language and culture was showcased at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The International Centre for Language Revitalization at AUT University hosted a symposium entitled: “Māori Language Revitalization in … Continue reading

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Pacific Partnership Forum Shows Necessity of Broad Dialogues for US – NZ Relations

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In several speeches in Washington last year, Former Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell emphasized that a demonstration of US commitment to the Asia-Pacific was to “physically show up” for bilateral and multilateral dialogues. Hillary Clinton embodied that policy when … Continue reading

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The Change Women Need: Australia and New Zealand Celebrate International Women’s Day in DC

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On International Women’s Day and at the start of Women’s History Month, many national governments, companies and civil society organizations reaffirmed their commitment to women’s issues such as equal pay for equal work, ending violence against women and children, and … Continue reading

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With Panetta’s Visit, US – NZ Defense Relationship Evolving Amid Pacific Rebalancing

Last Saturday, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta left for his third trip to the Asia-Pacific this year, scheduling stops in Japan, China and New Zealand.  Panetta’s visits to Japan and China are attempts to smooth relations between the states, … Continue reading

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Review of Pacific Plan Essential for an Effective Pacific Islands Forum

Between 31 July and 3 August, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat meetings in Fiji set a tone for the forthcoming leaders’ meetings in the Cook Islands at the end of August.  Much of the media focus surrounding the Pacific has … Continue reading

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