Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 09:29 | SYDNEY
Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 09:29 | SYDNEY

Pacific mirage


Sam Roggeveen


4 November 2009 15:57

I don't often take the time to laud my fellow contributors to The Interpreter, but can I just point you to Graeme Dobell's column this morning? The analysis of regional institution-building is sharp, as always, but this anecdote really made my day: is useful to compare the current manoeuvring with the establishment of APEC in Canberra exactly 20 years ago this week (it was Melbourne Cup week and Malaysia's Foreign Minister won the sweep on the race while Gareth Evans lost with the horse Pacific Mirage).

Someone really needs to write a compendium of Gareth anecdotes.

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