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.
"Indo-Pacific" is the new code word for "contain China". Significantly, it is a phrase increasingly being used by New Zealand, Professor Robert Patman says.
Australia, under pressure from China, will be dismayed by the United States decision to pull almost 10,000 soldiers out of Germany, Professor Robert Patman says.
Watch: In this episode of Global Insight, Otago Daily Times reporter Bruce Munro talks to international relations expert Professor Robert Patman about the protests which have engulfed major cities across the United States in the past 10 days.
The United States might already have evidence of other life in the universe, Professor Robert Patman says.
Forming an Asia-Pacific bubble should be the goal for New Zealand over the next 12 months, Professor Robert Patman says.
A call for a temporary one world government to tackle Covid-19 makes sense, Professor Robert Patman says.
Covid-19 has brought science and interdependence back centre-stage, but global solidarity needs to step up if the war is to be won, Professor Robert Patman says.
See full interview belowWhoever blinks first in the global oil price war, it will not mean an immediate return to higher prices at the pump, Professor Robert Patman predicts.
Bernie Sanders is only extreme by United States standards. But even there, he is gaining in popularity, Professor Robert Patman says.
The deadly Coronavirus is being likened to Pearl Harbour and Chernobyl for its potential to change the course of history.
- See below for full interviewThis could be the year New Zealand emerges as a minor global power, Professor Robert Patman predicts.
Social media giants need to be held to account to ensure free and fair elections, Professor Robert Patman warns.
Ineffectual climate change responses and international trade wars are related symptoms of a globalised world acting in an increasingly fragmented way.
New Zealand must remember its sometimes-negative history in the Pacific as it builds a deeper relationship with Pacific Island states, Professor Robert Patman says.
How much longer can the United Kingdom and the United States continue to be part of the Five Eyes alliance under their current governments?