Monday, December 16, 2019

Foreign Affairs

Getting squeezed

The United States Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper, left the country yesterday with tensions between China and the US in East Asia rising and...

Embracing differences

The Prime Minister may say (as she did in Melbourne on Thursday)  that she and Winston Peters sing from the same song sheet on...

Hello China. How America is withdrawing from Asia.

Foreign Minister Winston Peters was pushing the case in Washington yesterday for a free trade agreement with the United States and in the process...

Peters makes the Beehive nervous

Foreign Minister Winston Peters will be in Washington next week and is scheduled to make a major speech to a think-tank there on the...

A climate of insecurity

One of the world's top climate change scientists os raising questions about New Zealand’s on billion trees programme to absorb greenhouse gas emissions. Professor Mark...

The crisis to come

Otago University’s prestigious annual Foreign Policy School over the weekend was all about President Trump even though his name was hardly mentioned. Top of the...

Peters to tell the US we want respect

Foreign Minister Winston Peters is off to the United States within the next three weeks to press New Zealand's case for a free trade...

How Ron Mark persuaded the Greens to support our defence forces

The Government’s $20 billion Defence Capability Plan unveiled yesterday is the biggest Defence procurement programme ever seen in New Zealand, but it is ultimately...

Part of the way with the USA

National announced yesterday that it would aggressively pursue a free trade agreement with the United States and almost immediately got shot down by one...

Will Hawke cast a shadow over the Australian election

The death of Australia's charismatic former Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, 89, raises the question as to whether his death will cast a shadow over...