Faced with an assertive China and a warring but isolationist United States, Asia is becoming more dangerous by the day. Thomas Coughlan talks to visiting American academic Zack Cooper about the security concerns in the region.
Xi Jinping’s reappointment as Chinese president with no term limits has raised a number of questions. What’s driven the move, should we be afraid, and what are the obstacles in the way of the newly-anointed “People’s Leader”? Sam Sachdeva reports.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to buckle on his country’s deportation of Kiwis, claiming it is both legally and morally right to send back criminals who may never have stepped foot in New Zealand.
To Australian foreign policy expert Allan Gyngell, the world order as we knew it isn’t just changing - it’s over. Gyngell spoke to Sam Sachdeva about what China’s rise and America’s decline means for Australia and New Zealand, and what we can learn from the two countries’ diverging approaches to the Asia-Pacific.
In many ways, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s first foreign policy speech was as much about what she didn’t say as what she did. Sam Sachdeva reports on the main takeaways from Ardern’s address.
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US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has delivered a blow - of sorts - to Kiwi backers of a written constitution, discussing his experience with the “narrow and confining” US Constitution during a speech to a Wellington audience.
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.
United States companies could still win big from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal despite the country’s decision to withdraw from talks, our government has confirmed.
The Reserve Bank has now released in full the Graeme Wheeler speech on monetary policy settings that was previewed yesterday.