New Zealand in World Affairs IV 1990-2005
Published in association with The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs
At the beginning of 1990, the Berlin Wall had just fallen, few believed that there was any serious threat to the environment, 9/11 was just any date, the Pacific was seen largely as an idyllic and stable region and Iraq was just another Middle Eastern state.
By 2005 Iraq meant two wars; the Cold War had been replaced by the war on terror; East Timor, Bougainville, Fiji and the Solomons were all synonyms for strife and instability in the region; and sustainability, global warming and climate change were everyday topics.
New Zealand in World Affairs IV surveys the period 19902005, provides a record of New Zealands major international preoccupations, describes how they were officially handled and makes assessments of how effectively the challenges were interpreted and acted upon. This authoritative collection of essays, the fourth in a series commissioned by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, completes a survey of New Zealands foreign relations since World War II.
Roderic Alley Introduction
Colin James Three-step with Matilda: Trans-Tasman relations
Terence OBrien New Zealand and the International System
David McIntyre Renaissance to Residualism? New Zealand and the Commonwealth
Robert Patman and Jeremy Hall New Zealand-US Relations in a Globalising World
Robert Ayson Defence and Security Policy
Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley New Zealand Trade and Trade Policy
Matthew Gibbons and Martin Holland Friends Re-united? New Zealand and the European Union
Mark Rolls New Zealand and East Asia
John Henderson New Zealand and Oceania
Don McKay New Zealand and International Law
Felicity Wong Environment and Conservation
Leslie Holborow Retrospect and Towards the Future