Vladimir Putin's attempts to undermine Western democracies in order to keep his grip on power in Russia appear to be failing, Professor Robert Patman says.
The prospect of China establishing a military base in the South Pacific should not scare New Zealand in to marching in lockstep with Australia and the United States, Professor Patman warns.
In light of an endorsement of Boris Johnson's buffoonery and a slow response to Donald Trump's racism, New Zealand's leading politicians need to lift their game on the world stage, Prof Patman says.
Xi Jinping risks losing either way over Hong Kong protests, but the UK is in no position to be telling China to respect the rule of law, Professor Robert Patman says.
- For full video interview, see belowProtests in Algeria and Sudan are symptoms of three forces that will bring ongoing change in the Arab world, Professor Robert Patman predicts.
Police raids this week on an Australian media organisation and a journalist's home are the actions you would expect of an authoritarian regime, Professor Robert Patman says.
Donald Trump's game of hardball with Iran is dangerous and could backfire, Prof Robert Patman warns.
Donald Trump and Juan Guaido need to resist the temptation to use foreign military force to resolve the crisis engulfing Venezuela, Professor Robert Patman says.
Jacinda Ardern's plan to work with France to "rein in'' the internet is not an attack on freedom of speech, Professor Robert Patman says.
Pushing ahead with Brexit could have dire consequences for British politics, will create difficulties for New Zealand exporters and will weaken the international rule of law, Prof Robert Patman claims.
EU leaders have agreed to grant British Prime Minister Theresa May a new Brexit deadline of October 31, after France's Emmanuel Macron opposed efforts to give her another year.
Australia might not want to go as far as New Zealand in speaking out against the rhetoric that fuelled the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter's Islamophobia, Professor Robert Patman says.
The mass shooting in Christchurch mosques today is a stark reminder that geographical distance is no protection, Professor Robert Patman says.
The New Zealand Government needs to take Kiwi jihadi Mark Taylor "out of circulation'', Prof Robert Patman says.
It is important China gets the message that democracies cannot be pressured in to changing their positions on core issues such as democracy and human rights, Prof Robert Patman says. The international relations specialist made the comments during an ODTtv Global Insight interview about the increasingly fraught relationship between New Zealand and China.
Japan would like to join New Zealand's intelligence-sharing alliance to improve its relationship with the United States, Professor Robert Patman believes.
Tonight on Global Insight, the ODT's Bruce Munro talks with international relations specialist Professor Robert Patman about the significance the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being urged to voice concerns about irregularities in the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum lest they open the door to authoritarian rule.
New Zealand needs to be voicing concerns about illegal activities that occurred during the United Kingdom's Brexit vote, Prof Robert Patman says.