Category: Foreign Affairs

Dr Muriel Newman

Threatening Our Future

Are we now at a point where our international alliances are turning East instead of West? If that’s not the intention, it may well be the outcome. And what do we make of the Minister’s comment that “indigenous values and the Treaty of Waitangi would be woven into foreign policy decision making”?


Dr William A. Stoltz

Five Eyes split demands Australia reset with New Zealand

Five Eyes is a key pillar to the security of the liberal order that countries such as Australia and New Zealand fought to establish during World War I and World War II. As the smaller of the Five Eyes members, New Zealand was always the natural target for China’s coercive efforts to divide and degrade the Five Eyes partnership.


Dr Arif Ahmed

Free Speech Policy - and the Importance of the Secret Vote

In March 2020, when the University first proposed this policy, I couldn’t find anyone willing to challenge it in public. Not because they all had other things to think about but because they feared the consequences.


Ross Meurant

A Step too far: Bi-Cultural Partnership

This misguide belief that the Treaty did create a partnership of governance, has been weaponised. It is no longer just a tool of convenience for self-proclaimed “influencers” but a dangerous weapon in the hands of “wannabe” politicians who seek to chart our future.


Dr Jeff Fynn-Paul

Colonialism? Or Human Capital Development? 

In this paper, I propose a new model.  It states that people from hunting and gathering societies have had a harder time adjusting to industrial society, than people from societies with a long history of urbanism...


Gideon Rozner

Danger Across The Ditch As Incompetent Leader Ardern Wins Office

A brilliant politician, but a grossly incompetent administrator, Jacinda Ardern is perhaps the worst person to lead New Zealand through this economic turbulence.


Brian Giesbrecht

An Endless Cycle Of Despair

At its core, the Indigenous child welfare system is broken because so many Indigenous families are broken. Until this is recognized and confronted, it will be impossible to make progress. Blaming colonialism or other past injustices is a triumph of the victim narrative that will put more Indigenous children at risk.


Dr Muriel Newman

The Key Election Issue

As we look to the election, a major question on the mind of most voters is which government will best manage New Zealand out of the current crisis – one led by Labour or National.


Professor Barend Vlaardingerbroek

Musings from Beirut: the new norm of e-learning

We have been hearing the expression “the new norm” for some time but it is only starting to sink in that this ‘norm’ may be – as the term implies – long-term.


Melanie Phillips

“Taking a knee” to the destroyers of worlds

The smear that the west is institutionally racist is designed to both facilitate and obscure the real agenda of overturning capitalist society because it is white and therefore deemed intrinsically evil – which of course is itself a racist agenda.