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Opinion | New Zealand is unlikely to lift ban on Huawei and woo the Chinese back

China has put its relationship with New Zealand on ice, after Wellington banned Huawei. While New Zealanders would not want their government to blindly follow the US’ China policy, they also would not accept a subservient relationship with China.

26 Feb 2019 - 7:55PM

China has put its relationship with New Zealand on ice, after Wellington banned Huawei. While New Zealanders would not want their government to blindly follow the US’ China policy, they also would not accept a subservient relationship with China.

New Zealand is unlikely to lift ban on Huawei and woo the Chinese back
The way to defeating Islamic State is clear, yet the will is lacking
Putin's adventurism in Ukraine will end in disaster for Russia

Amid the growing clamour in Washington that the Obama administration project strength in the Ukraine crisis, several key points are being obscured.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Amid the growing clamour in Washington that the Obama administration project strength in the Ukraine crisis, several key points are being obscured.

Putin's adventurism in Ukraine will end in disaster for Russia
Putin will find it hard to do as he likes in Ukraine

It is a truism that an appropriate policy response to a crisis situation requires a clear and accurate understanding of the circumstances that caused it.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

It is a truism that an appropriate policy response to a crisis situation requires a clear and accurate understanding of the circumstances that caused it.

Putin will find it hard to do as he likes in Ukraine
Is it time for supra-state nuclear control?

Almost from the moment the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the menacing shadow of the nuclear age has inspired visions of a world free of nuclear weapons.

17 Aug 2013 - 2:52AM

Almost from the moment the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the menacing shadow of the nuclear age has inspired visions of a world free of nuclear weapons.

Is it time for supra-state nuclear control?