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NZ Wikileaks Cables: World Editors Selection (20th - 26th Dec)

Wikileaks Cables: World Editors Selection

World Editor

This selection of wikileaks cables is considered to be of significance in relation to NZ US relations for the week 20th December to 26th December.

Wikileak: “Boo Boo” Hobbs slated for Fahrenheit fundraiser

23 December 2010 10:47am | Wikileaks

30 July 2004. Marian Hobbs was reportedly hosting a special screening of Michael Moore's controversial movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" as a local Labour Party fundraising event. US; "There's a reason this particular Minister is nicknamed Boo Boo Hobbs." More >>

WikiLeaks: New national leader wants closer ties to US

21 December 2010 11:53am | Wikileaks

November 30, 2006. The opposition National Party's new leader, John Key, says that although he favors closer relations between the United States and New Zealand, he believes his country should maintain its nuclear-free policy. Key is clearly trying ... More >>

WikiLeaks: Possible changes to nuclear arms policy

21 December 2010 9:43am | Wikileaks

17 February 2006. The opposition National Party is considering changing its policy regarding New Zealand's anti-nuclear ban, hoping to thereby remove one of Labour's strongest weapons against National. Senior Party officials have explained to us behind More >>

WikiLeak: SIS caught spying on Maori Party

20 December 2010, 4:51 pm. | Wikileaks

30 November, 2004. Prime Minister Helen Clark has assented to a request by the Inspector-General of Security to conduct an investigation into allegations reported by the New Zealand media that New Zealand's Security Intelligence Service (SIS) has been spying on members ...More>>


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Gordon Campbell: On The Chemical Weapons Attack (and Response) In Syria

The past week’s headlines about the chemical attacks in Syria – and the military response by the US, France and Britain – have tended to overshadow a few of the downstream outcomes. More>>


North Korea: CTBTO Statement On Disarmament Image by Steve Bolton

I welcome the announcement by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to halt its nuclear testing programme and to dismantle the test site. This is a strong signal and an important step in the right direction. More>>


Pacific Moves: China, Vanuatu And Australia

Washington’s vigilant deputy, doing rounds on the beat in the Pacific, has been irate of late. The central issue here is the continuing poking around of China in an area that would have been colloquially termed in the past “Australia’s neighbourhood”. More>>


Diplomatic Madness: The Expulsion of Russian Diplomats

How gloriously brave it seemed, some 23 nations coming together like a zombie collective to initiate a fairly ineffectual action in of itself: the expulsion of Russian diplomats or, as they preferred to term it, intelligence operatives. More>>


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