ISIS and a junior defence minister in the Sri Lankan government have asserted the terrorist attacks on churches and hotels were a response to the attack on mosques in Christchurch. Be very sceptical.
Washington and Beijing won't be fooled by the bridge and broker rhetoric. They know that should push come to shove New Zealand will have to make a choice.
The actions described in the book Hit & Run could constitute war crimes under the Geneva Convention. The case for an independent inquiry is now becoming overwhelming, writes geopolitical analyst Paul Buchanan.