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.
"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.