: Professor Hugh White

Why our defence assumptions are wrong

Australian strategic studies academic, Hugh White last night, told a Wellington audience of foreign policy academics, officials from Government Ministries and diplomats that the assumptions on which New Zeal…
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: US Secretary of Defence, mark Esper, with NZ Foreign Minister, Winston Peters at Peters' Auckland home on Monday night for a dinner.

Getting squeezed

The United States Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper, left the country yesterday with tensions between China and the US in East Asia rising and New Zealand caught in the middle. Esper arrived having attacked …
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: Australian PM Scott Morrison and NZ PM Jacinda Ardern meet in Melbourne on Friday morning.

Embracing differences

The Prime Minister may say (as she did in Melbourne on Thursday)  that she and Winston Peters sing from the same song sheet on foreign policy, but if they do, the end result can be a discordant duet. That …
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