Saturday, August 15, 2020

Foreign Affairs

KIWI SPOOK COMES IN FROM THE COLD

  One of New Zealand’s top intelligence analysts came in from the cold over the weekend and debated intelligence policy with academics at the Otago...

NZ READY TO LEAD MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS

New Zealand takes up the Chair of the Security Council next week and Mr McCully is nothing if not ambitious for New Zealand’s term It...

TPP GREEN LIGHT: NEGOTIATIONS COULD BE OVER IN TWO MONTHS

  It looks like a green light at last for the Trans Pacific Partnership which could well be law by the end of the year. Both...

OUR "UNSUITABLE" DEFENCE EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS

What is rapidly emerging as a major equipment crisis with our defence forces got another unveiling at the Foreign Affairs and Defence Select Committee...

NZ ANTARCTIC FLIGHTS ON ICE

New Zealand may now have to largely rely on the United States for transport to Antarctica. Tough new safety requirements imposed on our air force...

END OF EMPIRE — WHY GROSER BELIEVES BEIJING MAY END UP THE WINNER IF...

New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser believes an ultimate rejection by the United States of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) could provoke a substantial...

DESPITE WASHINGTON SETBACK STILL HOPE FOR TPP

  By Krista Hughes and Richard CowanWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A raging battle over President Barack Obama's request for "fast-track" authority central to improving U.S. ties...

US HOUSE KNOCKS BACK OBAMA ON TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

By David Morgan  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest household names in Corporate America suffered a setback on Friday as U.S. lawmakers blocked a...

JAPAN SEES TPPA AS COUNTER TO CHINA'S DEVELOPMENT BANK

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - (This version of the story was refiled to edit paragraph six) China's drive to create a Beijing-led Asian development bank...

THE REAL REASON THE ARMY WON OUR DEFENCE BATTLE — AND WHY IT MAY...

When the Air Force Skyhawk fighters were scrapped in 2000 the Government was advised to focus on the army because it was cheaper and...

WHAT ARE McCULLY, PETERS AND JONES DOING TOGETHER IN THE COOKS?

What are Murray McCully, Winston Peters and Shane Jones doing in the Cooks this week?Foreign Minister Murray McCully is this week leading a party...

IRAQ — THE EASY BIT IS OVER, NOW IT GETS HARD

The easy bit was deciding to go now a whole series of hard questions remain unanswered.The easy bit was deciding to go. Now a...

NZ TROOPS IN IRAQ WILL NOT CARRY DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS

NZ exchanged notes with the Iraqi Government to provide its troops there with immunity from prosecution.New Zealand has got a similar agreement to provide...

NZ MONITORING DETERIORATING SITUATION IN IRAQ CLOSELY — STILL NO AGREEMENT TO ALLOW DEPLOYMENT...

New Zealand still hopeful of agreement to exempt its troops from criminal jurisdiction in IraqNew Zealand is still hopeful it can negotiate an agreement...

DECISION ON TROOPS TO IRAQ SOME TIME OFF YET

Though tjhe army is to begin training troops Cabinet is yet to receive a paper proposing a deployment of New Zealand troops to Iraq.Though...

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