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