John Key showed exceptional skill and expertise in managing international data flows to make his substantial fortune. Can he now help New Zealand do well, and position it to help others to do well, from the management of such flows?
“I see the core challenge as being similar in both the Middle East and in the West. That is, to clarify and implement more genuinely democratic forms of participation from local levels upwards and to create relations based on mutual respect.”
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?
BBC correspondent James Reynolds says Iran nuclear issue talks in Geneva in 2010, and Istanbul in January 2011 “were essentially parallel monologues.” Could antipodean New Zealand offer some low-key but effective communication-building?