Friday, March 02, 2007

What then for the Pacific strategy?

The ill-thought out Pacific strategy of Wellington and Canberra is being found out. Concludes Phil at Pacific Empire, after posting news of new violence in East Timor:
NZ PM Helen Clark will be meeting with Bush in the US later this month, with Pacific security a major focus. With no sign of democracy in either Tonga or Fiji, and an anti-Australian backlash in East Timor and the Solomons, the Pacific strategy of Australia and NZ looks rather shaky. The current style of intervention is looking short-sighted and clumsy, and new ideas are desperately needed.
New ideas?

LINKS: Timor-Leste heats up: Australian SAS in armed siege - Pacific Empire

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