November 18, 2014

Cosmopolitan Public Conversations to Support Security Council re ISIS +?

“Diplomacy always has an important role to play if you ultimately want to find long-term solutions..." (Prime Minister John Key on Security Council role). Given the formidable list of difficult issues and recent cuts to ministry staff, how can the pool of expertise be extended?
December 5, 2013

Fears China Diaoyu/Japan Senkaku Stand-off could lead to World War 3

At worst, the Diaoyu-Senkaku crisis could easily spiral into a (nuclear) World War 3 according to "highly credible" senior diplomats and military planners, including from the United States…
July 15, 2013

A Way Through Cybersecurity Thickets – Open Letter to the New Zealand Government

A way through cybersecurity controversies with the potential to first garner the support of all political parties in New Zealand, and then also international support from the United States, China, and other nations....
April 15, 2013

Working constructively with China, the United States and North Korea? Open Letter to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

Will New Zealand assist Korean crisis diplomacy and create a new win-win international trade model?
April 12, 2013

How New Zealand can help prevent Korean war

New Zealand’s traditional paradigm of military alignments and war-fighting with its roots in its colonial Anglo Saxon past does not provide the map Prime Minister John Key needs to address the Korean crisis constructively. His predecessor Helen Clarke’s nuclear-free diplomacy did. John Key's Foreign Minister McCully seems to understand what is needed.
May 10, 2012

Tribute to Larry Ross (1927-2012) – From a nuclear-free New Zealand to a nuclear-free world

Larry created a structure that “reached and motivated ordinary grassroots people around the country to feel they could do something and to act together.” Jenny Lineham
May 5, 2012

Could Wellington become an Antipodean Diplomatic Village?

Could New Zealand and Turkey build on their historically-grounded ANZAC relationship to help prevent (potentially nuclear) war breaking out in the present? Could they begin conversations in antipodean Wellington?
January 30, 2012

Collaboration that Fulfils Hopes and Needs

Most people in leadership positions have been to university, however, while most learn technical competency and individual competition, very few learn how to collaborate.
December 31, 2011

From US-Iran problems to a new, local-global solutions paradigm

New Zealand diplomats with nuclear-free peacemaking credentials based already in Tehran, Washington, London, and Europe could right now begin...
November 17, 2011

Threatened Israeli Airstrike on Iran: NZ Nuclear-free Liaison Proposed

At President Obama’s Washington Nuclear Summit New Zealand's Prime minister John Key offered "New Zealand leadership on the nuclear issue."
December 29, 2010

Ladder Award proposed for Murray McCully – driving-force behind nuclear-free consensus

WikiLeaks documents confirm that New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully was a driving force in cementing in New Zealand’s nuclear-free policy
December 23, 2010

Village connections to turn around difficult times and make the most of good times

She said she had noticed I was rather intense and uptight and thought – for my own good and the good of others – I should aim to be calm and laid back like the Non Violent Communication (NVC) specialist Marshall Rosenberg