The resurgence of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan shows NZ cannot depend on the US in the way it has in the past, an international affairs specialist says.
See full episode belowThe brutal and see-sawing war in Ethiopia could have serious repercussions for New Zealand and other trade-dependent nations, Professor Robert Patman says.
Economic and global realities might force firebrand hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi to become a pragmatist now that he is president of Iran, Professor Robert Patman says.
Watch video highlights:Russia has reacted angrily to the Ukraine national football team's new jersey that bears a map which includes Crimea, a region annexed by Russia in 2014.
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"In terms of military power, this is the supermarket versus the corner shop," Prof Robert Patman says of the deadly conflict between Israel's military and Palestinian militants.
The crisis in India is an example of how Covid-19 is reshaping how countries work together, Professor Robert Patman says.
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.