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."
November 9, 2011

Christchurch Post-Earthquake Developmental Ladder Award Two: The Science Alive Educational Trust

Trail-blazing potential to help to connect people where they live, learn, work and create in their localities with on-going, cutting-edge, value-creating, global technological innovation and thinking
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 6, 2010

New Zealand should help cool Korean and United States heads

I think the right starting point is Foreign Minister McCully’s call for “cool heads” to prevent escalation....I invite him to consider how this can be translated into practice, and to examine carefully the Chinese spokesperson’s statement…
October 1, 2010

Local and global village security: Iran-United States dialogue (2)

If the United States and Iran want talks, will they act as if they do? To see what’s at stake, look at Iraq. Could New Zealand help with nuclear-free diplomacy?
October 1, 2010

Muddling into world war 3, or helping to prevent it?

Scenario 1: United States-Chinese crisis, nuclear redeployment and ships in New Zealand waters/ports… Scenario 2: neutral peace-broking and neutral zone of peace
September 28, 2010

Economic and geo-strategic ruin or coherent communications framework?

Economically, New Zealand's accumulated deficit is $180B and rising. Diplomatically/militarily, does it accept either Chinese or United States naval visits, or both? Or none? Is there a framework for resolving such problems?
September 23, 2010

Local and global village security: Iran-United States dialogue

A simple phone call might start talks on Iran’s nuclear program. Could non-threatening nuclear-free NZ check this out?
August 23, 2010

Knowing who to vote for in an age of social media

Even actively interested people like myself don’t know whether to vote, or who to vote for, or if I vote, whether the person I help elect will do more harm or more good.
August 10, 2010

Framing coherent, flourishing community, economic and foreign policy

Successful small countries that offer some cues are Switzerland and Singapore. In their own ways, they have each turned their small size to positive account.
August 4, 2010

Ladder Awards: Geoffrey Palmer & John Key re UN Gaza Inquiry

With Geoffrey Palmer's appointment to head a UN inquiry re the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, New Zealand's even-handed Middle East policy becomes something more than sitting evenly on both hands