APSNet Semi-Weekly Bulletin, November 9, 2006

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Austral Peace and Security Network (APSNet)

Twice weekly report from the Nautilus Institute at RMIT, Australia.

Thursday 9 November 2006

  1. Australia to Help Indonesia Go Nuclear, Control Papua
  2. Nuclear Debate: Part One: The Plan
  3. Bush Ousts Embattled Rumsfeld; Democrats near Control of Senate
  4. US Election: What does it mean for Iraq?
  5. Who’s the Real Boss of Indonesia: Yudhoyono or Golkar’s Kalla?
  6. Chiefs Meet without Fiji President

Austral Policy Forum 06-34A: The Downfall of Thaksin Shinawatra’s Chief Executive Officer-State – Kelvin Rowley

  1. Australia to Help Indonesia Go Nuclear, Control Papua, Mark Forbes, SMH, 2006-11-08

    Australia will help Indonesia develop a nuclear program, conduct joint border protection patrols, expand military and intelligence ties and agree to suppress Papuan independence supporters under a historic security treaty – the Indonesia and Australia Framework for Security Co-operation.

  2. Nuclear Debate: Part One: The Plan, Julie Macken, New Matilda, 2006-11-08

    Dr John White is chairman of the Federal Government’s Uranium Industry Framework (UIF) and head of the Australian waste company, Global Renewables. He and his colleagues have spent $45 million of their own money developing this proposal: the creation of the Australian Nuclear Fuel Leasing (ANFL) company to enrich, fabricate, lease, transport and store 15 to 20 per cent of the world’s nuclear fuel needs.

    Submission to Uranium Mining and Processing and Nuclear Energy Review, The Nuclear Fuel Leasing Group, 2006-08-18 [PDF]


  3. Bush Ousts Embattled Rumsfeld; Democrats near Control of Senate, Ex-CIA Chief Robert Gates Nominated to Lead Pentagon, Michael A. Fletcher and Peter Baker, Washington Post, 2006-11-09

    President Bush emerged from an election in which his party took what he described as a “thumping” and ousted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, saying that a “fresh perspective” is needed to guide the military through the difficult war in Iraq.

  4. What does it mean for Iraq? Juan Cole, Informed Comment, 2006-11-08

    The US electoral outcome is a bellwether for the future of American involvement in Iraq. It will now gradually come to an end, barring a dramatic disaster, such as a guerrilla push to deprive our troops of fuel and then to surround and besiege them. More likely, the steady grind of bad news and further senseless death will force Bush’s successor, whoever it, is, to get out of that country.

  5. Who’s the Real Boss of Indonesia: Yudhoyono or Golkar’s Kalla? Endy M. Bayuni, Jakarta Post, 2006-11-09

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Jusuf Kalla are currently having their latest tiff in public. And the way the row over the establishment of a new monitoring unit is being resolved raises an interesting if not disturbing question: who is the boss in this increasingly dysfunctional union?

  6. Chiefs Meet without Fiji President, Fiji Times, 2006-11-09

    Fiji’s Great Council of Chiefs has started a two-day meeting in the capital, Suva, without the presence of the President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo. The meeting was called to discuss ways to resolve the current impasse between the Government and the military. Vice President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi is attending with Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase and army commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

  7. Austral Policy Forum 06-34A: The Downfall of Thaksin Shinawatra’s CEO-State – Kelvin Rowley

    Kelvin Rowley, of Swinburne University, argues that the downfall of Thailand’s elected prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra is, “a great deal more interesting than the stereotypical story of a democratic hero bought down by reactionary generals hankering for a return to strong rule.” Thaksin’s fall, Rowley suggests, flowed mainly from his vision of the Thai CEO state. “In his embrace of the new managerialism”, argues Rowley, “Thaksin had discarded what an influential group of senior military officers regarded as the lessons they had learned in the struggle against communism a quarter of a century earlier. In their view, his handling of the south was creating the conditions for an Islamist insurgency to grow. He was turning the southern problem into a serious threat to national security.” .


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