Articles tagged security

Defence Minister Ron Mark says a visit to Camp Taji has convinced him Kiwi trainers are both valued and wanted by Iraqi forces, but not that he was wrong to oppose their initial deployment.

The head of Immigration New Zealand says there has been no increase in the risk of people smugglers making trips here, backing up his foreign affairs counterparts and countering Australian reports of increased “chatter”.

As an Australian senator has resigned over his links to China, some in New Zealand are pointing to a newly released document as highlighting concerns about the country’s influence here. But there is debate over the significance of China’s efforts, as Sam Sachdeva reports.

A visiting expert on Chinese foreign policy says the country’s growing presence on the world stage comes with risks to the international order - but believes containment is not the right response, as Sam Sachdeva writes.

Cheryl Gwyn has not been afraid to ask tough questions of New Zealand's spy agencies in her role as the country's intelligence watchdog. In Newsroom's ongoing "watchdog" series, she speaks to Sam Sachdeva about her past as a student activist, the value of Edward Snowden's leaks, and the dangers of Donald Trump.