Tough on Europe over trade, at the G-7. Tough on Europe over defence, at NATO. And utterly smitten as usual by Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit.
Tracking Hawaii’s ongoing volcanic eruption
The recent upsurge in asylum seekers is only a fraction of the 1,643,679 people who sought asylum in fiscal year 2000 without the US sinking under the weight.
One of the world’s most influential bureaucrats will launch the process of a trade pact between the EU and NZ.
When and how does the government propose to change the key drivers of New Zealand’s bizarrely high – and economically unaffordable – rates of imprisonment?
After shredding America’s relationships with its traditional G-7 allies, US President Donald Trump is about to sit down to pursue a deal with North Korea
We are now only a week away from the meeting in Singapore between North Korea’s Kim Yong–Un and US President Donald Trump
For all the talk of the modernizing effect Meghan Markle could have on the Royal Family, the House of Windsor may be resistant to any change beyond the purely decorative.
The demonstrations had come in the wider context of laws designed to restrict the movement and employment of those penned up in the equivalent of an open air prison…
As David Lange once said, it is almost impossible to get New Zealand to think about Indonesia, the huge nation sitting right on our doorstep.
The #MeToo campaign has been approached by Sweden in an impressively systematic fashion.
Other countries regard trade deals as an adjunct of diplomacy and defence and proceed accordingly.
Gun ownership in the US is a mystery to New Zealanders, and so is the constitutional fetish that surrounds it.
In itself, the indictment of 13 Russian nationals wlll do little to change views on the Mueller investigation
The Dow has precious little to do with the NZ sharemarket…
Every now and then the US system erupts and throws up a piece of political magma that can’t be described or explained in any rational fashion.
Once every decade, the Kurds flicker across the Western world’s radar, usually in the role of victims.
It has been a grimly fascinating week for Brexit train (wreck) spotters.
The price of oil at the pump is always a highly political issue.
Zimbabwe, on the morning after…
A List of Thing Mates Don’t Let Mates Do, Based on a Google Search and/or the Fact Asylum Seekers are Human Beings
There’s a precedent for the fall of Mugabe…
The question is not whether the original TPP will be changed – it will be by how much, depending on what extent of changes the signatories can abide.
Prime Parts of Hawaii Are for Sale, As Is Where Is
A recent MIT report suggests that the American public is far more tolerant of the mass killing of civilians than the media tend to assume.
As candidate and President alike, Trump has been a bad salesman for the policies he espouses.
If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict.