All posts by Alexander Gillespie

Dealing with a ‘bloody messy’ world – the urgent foreign policy challenges facing NZ

Dealing with a ‘bloody messy’ world – the urgent foreign policy challenges facing NZ

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Since Jacinda Ardern described the state of world affairs as “bloody messy” earlier this year there have been few, if any, signs of improvement. Ukraine, China, nuclear proliferation and the lasting impacts of a global pandemic all present…

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Nukes, allies, weapons and cost: 4 big questions NZ’s defence review must address

Nukes, allies, weapons and cost: 4 big questions NZ’s defence review must address

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. New Zealand’s commitment this week to send a further 120 defence staff to assist with training the Ukrainian military underlines how quickly the geopolitical landscape is changing. Earlier this month, US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy…

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New Zealand needs a new gang strategy – political consensus would be a good start

New Zealand needs a new gang strategy – political consensus would be a good start

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The concern about gangs and gang-related violence in New Zealand continues to be highly politicised. Government ministers are under constant media scrutiny and political pressure, with both sides trying to look more staunch on crime than the other….

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