| International News | Monday July 16 2012 15:34
Attempts by Australia and New Zealand to put the heat on Fiji's military regime, using the UN, have failed miserably.
36th Parallel, a political risk and strategic assessment consultancy, has unearthed figures that show instead of restrictions being replaced on the number of troops serving in international peace keeping roles, and they've increased over the past year.
The website's Selwyn Manning says Fiji now has 359 soldiers in those jobs - more than Australia, New Zealand and Canada put together.
"One of the mechanisms of pressure that New Zealand and Australia were applying on Fiji in that immediate post-coup period, was to try to get the UN to exclude Fiji soldiers from taking part in peacekeeping operations."
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