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Nervousness in Latin America about rising protectionist sentiment could help New Zealand to secure a better trade deal as the region's countries look towards the Asia-Pacific, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says. Sam Sachdeva reports.

Bilateral relations between New Zealand and the United States have taken some cautious steps forward, with the resumption of a trade dialogue and business visa access for Kiwis moving closer to reality. Sam Sachdeva reports.

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says Donald Trump’s latest comments about Russia are “horribly confusing”. But Peters himself appears to be confusing matters regarding allegations of Russian interference in US politics, as Sam Sachdeva writes.

The Government has laid out its views on the threats facing New Zealand in a new defence document with surprisingly few punches pulled. The strategy answers a number of questions about the main threats we face, but how we can afford the cost of addressing them is less clear, as Sam Sachdeva writes.

As a senior diplomat under Barack Obama, Kurt Campbell helped shape the US relationship with China. Now he says the American view of the Asian superpower needs a fundamental rethink. Campbell spoke to Sam Sachdeva about China’s role in the international system, Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy, and New Zealand’s position on the world stage. *

The job of Donald Trump’s New Zealand representative would seem a nightmare to some, but Scott Brown says he’s “the luckiest guy in the world”. Brown marks his first year as Washington’s man in Wellington this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva about the highs and lows of the job so far.

The annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore is a chance for Asia-Pacific countries to discuss the region's major security challenges. David Capie attended the summit and says the rise of the "Indo-Pacific", tension between Washington and Beijing, and hints about changes to New Zealand's defence policy were among his takeaways.

New Zealand’s Pacific reset has been praised by a top United States diplomat, who has warned Pacific countries against becoming “saddled with debt” as China boosts its spending in the region.