The threat of China invading Taiwan is real, but the cost to China would be substantial, Professor Robert Patman says.
A little-used international agreement is a potential weapon against Myanmar's violent military coup, Professor Robert Patman says.
The 10-year-old Syrian war highlights the urgent need to reform an impotent United Nations, Professor Robert Patman says.
Russian oligarchs such as Chelsea Football club owner Roman Abramovich could be the target of future sanctions by the United States and the European Union.
New Zealand needs to pull up its own socks over dealings with potential ISIS terrorists, Professor Robert Patman says.
It is possible that China played a role in this week’s military coup in Myanmar, Professor Robert Patman says.
Joe Biden will not pursue unity at all costs as the new president seeks to heal wounds deeper than any the United States has experienced in 160 years.
Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the world, potentially for the better, Professor Robert Patman says.
Jacinda Ardern’s choice of Foreign Minister fits with the Prime Minister’s aspiration to play "a prominent role" on the global stage. Prof Robert Patman believes.
Ethiopia tottering on the edge of civil war has alarming implications for New Zealand, foreign affairs specialist Professor Robert Patman says.
Even the Covid-19 pandemic has not been able to bridge the deep divisions the Presidential election has revealed in the United States society, Professor Robert Patman says.
France has adopted NZ's approach to tackling terror as the European nation struggles to deal with the beheading of school teacher by a Muslim extremist.
A border war between two former Soviet states has dangerous potential to put Turkey and Russia on a collision course, Professor Robert Patman says.
Mental strength and the timing of a Covid vaccine could determine who is the next president of the United States, Professor Robert Patman says.
New Zealand politicians need to say whether they would hold the United Kingdom to account if elected, Professor Robert Patman says.
The poisoning of Alexi Navalny is worrying world leaders already concerned about Vladimir Putin’s global impact, Professor Robert Patman says.
New Zealand should be wary of sealing its border while the world waits for a Covid-19 vaccine to be found, Professor Robert Patman says.
New Zealand’s principled stance on China is being muddied by Winston Peters’ connection with the Bad Boys of Brexit, Professor Robert Patman says.
New Zealand is hedging its bets over using Huawei technology in its 5G phone network despite growing concerns about Chinese political influence, Professor Robert Patman says.