Centre-left governments will give Defence whatever it says it needs, for fear that a “No” will result in them being labelled a bunch of peaceniks.
Other countries regard trade deals as an adjunct of diplomacy and defence and proceed accordingly.
From here on, his power will diminish…
Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner?
An interview with new Labour leader, David Shearer
And why New Zealand is no good at either…
Behind the job losses at Hillside and Woburn…
An interview with business analyst Rod Oram
The Nepalese Experiment with Maoism hits gridloc
Why the Rapid Reaction Force would do more harm than good to the ANZAC spirit
Will the new White Paper on Defence raise the chances of us getting involved in other peoples’ wars?