Articles tagged North Korea

With New Zealand among those at an international summit in Canada to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme, Robert Ayson says we may have to swallow a "nuclear rat" to prevent war on the Korean peninsula - even if it cuts against our anti-nuclear ideals.

New Zealand has marked the 30th anniversary of its nuclear-free legislation, but according to a visiting professor, the world is at a greater risk of “nuclear catastrophe” than ever before. Sam Sachdeva reports.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faced chilly weather during a flying visit to Wellington, but was keen to emphasise the warmth of his country's relationship with New Zealand. However, Tillerson was quick to push back against any suggestion the US was abandoning its leadership role in the Asia-Pacific, as Sam Sachdeva reports.

The threat posed by terror and North Korea was on the minds of many at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. There was keen interest in what the US had to say about its role in the Asia-Pacific, while New Zealand made the case for small countries to have a big say in security issues, as Sam Sachdeva reports.

With dozens of Japanese and New Zealand flags lining the street outside his official residence, it was perhaps fitting that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the two countries as “flagbearers of free trade”.