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Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, NZ Foreign Minister, Hon Murray McCully

PIF delegation gives NZ and Aussie opportunity to examine any progress in Fiji

New Zealand and Australia are two of the harshest critics of Fiji’s military dictatorship, travelled to Suva as part of a Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) delegation. Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully arrived in Fiji on Monday to examine first-hand whether the coup-plagued Pacific nation was making progress towards […]

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How Australia Sees America

The Diplomat is running a series of interviews with Washington DC-based ambassadors on defense, diplomacy, and trade in the Asia-Pacific region. In the seventh in the series, conducted by Washington correspondent Eddie Walsh, Ambassador Kim Beazley discusses Australia’s strategic relationship with the United States and what impact changes in that relationship will have on Australian […]

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WikiLeaks proves brutal US diplomacy

Diplomacy is a brutal and two-faced business. Public diplomatic statements are bland and fatuous, but in private the talk is fierce. WikiLeaks’ latest hoard of leaked emails from the American intelligence think-tank Stratfor usually mentions New Zealand in terms of contempt. “When it comes to geopolitical importance,” Stratfor analyst Chris Farnham wrote to colleague William […]

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