Attempts to renegotiate the TPP provide the immediate task, but defence also looms as a big challenge for a government with three key internationally focused positions filled by NZ First MPs
Following a military coup in 2014, high level contacts between Wellington and Bangkok went into deep freeze. Why is that now beginning to thaw, asks David Capie
The ruling from the Hague on the South China Sea is stunning. The stakes for the region are high, and New Zealand's response notably more cautious than Australia or the US, writes David Capie.
With an increased emphasis on our immediate neighbourhood and non-traditional defence activities, the Defence White Paper strikes a refreshing balance, writes David Capie
The NZ PM has been welcomed to Beijing with a commentary at the state news agency cautioning an 'absolute outsider' against raising the South China Sea dispute, suggesting to do so would imperil trade relations. It follows a shift in tone from NZ on the issue.