Guest Blogger John Gallagher writes: Where other, larger countries are willing to relate to us, it will be on their terms rather than our own. We are the only ones who can look, primarily, after our own interests and concerns, or, indeed, our very independence.
Guest Blogger John Gallagher writes: The big issue now facing New Zealand now is whether to further build up its role and identity as an independent peacemaker and practical peace-builder, or to try to return to being a client military side-kick to nuclear powers.
There is a need to be flexible when dealing with change. However, the danger of the current top down way of dealing with change (such as the current economic turbulence) is it will only serve to put out some fires which protect a few, for a while. A more comprehensive approach to dealing with change is needed.