The kiwipolitico perspective.

This blog is grounded in a democratic socialist/analytic Marxist perspective. It values the collective well-being and inter-class solidarity and has an abiding interest in public policy and the political process. Its orientation with regards to international affairs, geopolitics, security and intelligence issues is  predominantly realist, whereas its approach to domestic politics tends to be grounded in socioeconomic class analysis and concerns for the collective good. It is committed to providing an independent, critical commentary on political issues in New Zealand and overseas.


Pablo (pablo@kiwipolitico.com)

Raised in Latin America by expat American parents and attracted to anti-authoritarian politics beginning in his early teens, he combined a career in academia with episodic forays into the US security and defence apparatus before emigrating to New Zealand in 1997. After ten years in New Zealand academia followed by three in Singapore, he is now engaged in political risk consulting with an emphasis on Australasian-global relations. His interests are in comparative labour politics, labour market dynamics, comparative regime change, comparative democracy, comparative foreign policy, international relations, strategic thought, intelligence analysis, threat (net) assessment and unconventional warfare.

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  3. Thanks for ur latest (and earlier!) comments on our changing life’s perspectives.
    My father passed away several yrs ago and looking back on his life’s work ( he was a GP, including 5 yrs in Canton, China ’44-’49) , some things I struggled to make sense of in today’s libertarian democratic value system.
    In the 1960’s when I was young, he spent much time on “Nansen Home”. A Rotary project where a group of old, unwanted white Russians with no ‘language’ or place to call their own, were brought out to NZ where they were housed and cared for until they died. The empathy, compassion and sense of humanity that went into that project is hard to see today, anywhere.

  4. Thanks Alec,

    We can only hope that in NZ and elsewhere people rediscover the horizontal ties that bind rather than succumb to the atomizing logics of market-favoring ideologies. Cheers!

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