May 18, 2015

From the 2016 New Zealand Defence White Paper to a New Wellington Declaration?

New Zealand’s military re-alignment with the United States opens us to expectations that we would support the United States should major disputes or armed conflict build up between it and China (our biggest trading partner).
October 7, 2012

New Zealand relations with US & China: Ally, Wiggler, or Constructive Broker?

The greatest value of the visit by United States’ Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta may to be to sharpen New Zealand’s appreciation of the need for coherent and constructive Asia-Pacific policy-making