Politics

The forgotten NZ deal behind Trump’s disastrous phone call with Australia’s PM

President Trump reportedly called his fiery conversation with Malcolm Turnbull "the worst call so far" and later tweeted he would "study this dumb deal" to allow into the United States 1250 refugees currently being held in Australian detention centres. To help out student of international diplomacy Donald Trump – and the rest of us – Tracey Barnett explains the background to the deal.

TPP RIP: what now for New Zealand trade policy?

When President Donald J Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a number of New Zealand’s trade cards flew into the air – including a possible bilateral deal with “America first”. Trade advocate Stephen Jacobi reviews the options.