With the rise of China and shifting international power dynamics, New Zealand needs to find its place in a complex system of alliances and partnerships.
It may be half-a-world away, but the war in Ukraine is escalating geopolitical tensions everywhere – including between China and the US, with major implications for New Zealand foreign policy.
Australian PM Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden seal the AUKUS deal in San Diego, March 13.
It’s likely Canberra is open to discussions with Wellington about investing in the AUKUS alliance. Can New Zealand keep hedging its bets on China and the US?
With heightened superpower tensions, war in Europe and new military alliances forming, New Zealand’s defence review must set the right course in a dangerous world.
Whichever party wins the May election will only have six months until the American mid-term elections in November.
PR exercise, elaborate purchasing agreement or genuine security pact? The new AUKUS agreement raises plenty of questions about why New Zealand missed out.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
The current US-Australia strategic relationship requires an enemy – a “common danger”. As a result, Australia doesn’t seek cooperation with the Asia-Pacific region, it arms itself instead.
The eve of ANZUS turning 70 is an opportunity to re-examine Australia’s relation with the Biden administration, writes Michelle Grattan.
The U.S., Australia and New Zealand have been friends, partners and allies for decades.
New York National Guard via Flickr
A 70-year-old Cold War-era treaty among the three nations is finding renewed importance in response to the global rise of Chinese power and influence.
In a major essay, senior Australian political correspondent Laura Tingle suggests her country could still learn from the New Zealand ‘experiment’.
Malcolm Turnbull hit back at North Korea’s statement on Monday.
The North Korean regime has lashed out at Australia, describing its participation in current military exercises with the US and South Korea as ‘a suicidal act of inviting disaster’.
Donald Trump’s presidency is unlike any of its modern predecessors.
A week ago, the leaked transcript of the January telephone call between Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump revealed Turnbull had told the president, “You can count on me. I will be there again and again…
Should Hillary Clinton win the White House the long evolution of Australia-US alliance should continue as normal.
US presidents over the past 25 years have had varying views of the alliance with Australia. While none have questioned its value, commitment has not been even across the board.
One thing Malcolm Turnbull didn’t talk about on his recent visit to the US was the possibility of Donald Trump becoming president. Perhaps he thinks of it as too unlikely to worry about. The conventional…
What J.K. Galbraith famously called the conventional wisdom is a powerful thing to behold. There are few better local examples than the belief that the military alliance with the US is vital for the security…