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ACT Welcomes Biden Presidency

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The ACT Party congratulates President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today, says ACT Foreign Affairs spokesperson Brooke van Velden We hoped for a smooth, peaceful transition of power and were relieved … Read more »

How To Best Defend New Zealand From Nuclear War And Climate Change

Article – Hugh Steadman

Just what rules is the “international rules-based-order based on, and are they sufficient for the coming age, or in need of urgent reform? What is NZ’s role to be in this new international order. Read more »

Dr Siouxsie Wiles Reigns Supreme Among Trailblazing Winners At Women Of Influence Awards

Press Release – Women of Influence Awards

Women of Influence Awards winners 2020 | Smoke Photography Ltd. Renowned microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles, a trusted advisor during New Zealands fight against COVID-19, has been named the Supreme Winner of the 2020 Women of Influence Awards. Supreme … Read more »

On Chris Liddell, The RCEP, And Reviving Our Trade With Iran Under Biden

Article – Gordon Campbell

Being nominated by US President Donald Trump to head a key international organisation should have been the kiss of death for any nominee, even before Trump lost his bid for re-election. Throughout his presidency, Trump has done his best to wreck every … Read more »

Labour Signs Another Lame Duck Agreement

Press Release – Social Credit Party

Just as it did after the 2017 general election Labour has signed another lame duck agreement following years of behind closed doors negotiation. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a lame duck agreement for several important reasons. … Read more »

RCEP – A Wake Up Call To Rethink The Failed Hyperglobalisation Model

Opinion – Professor Jane Kelsey

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that was signed virtually yesterday is a wake up call for the cheerleaders of hyperglobalisation: countries and their peoples have become wary and weary of these mega-free trade deals , … Read more »

Joint ASEAN-New Zealand Leaders’ Vision Statement On The 45th Anniversary Of ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue Relations

Press Release – ASEAN-New Zealand Commemorative Summit

A Legacy of Partnership, A Future Together 1. We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and New Zealand, met via videoconference on 14 November 2020, under Viet Nams 2020 ASEAN … Read more »

Concern That Secret Trade Deal Signed Today Could Hinder Covid Recovery

Press Release – It’s Our Future

Its Our Future is alarmed over media reports that the NZ Labour Government will sign up to the secret Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal with fourteen other Asia-Pacific economies on 14 November. There is nothing to … Read more »

The International Transition And New Zealand’s Place In The World

Article – Robert G. Patman

In the global context of the 21st century, the fates of all sovereign states are increasingly linked and smaller states like NZ must be prepared to become more active multilateral players. Read more »

Trump Trade Policies And Mishandling Of Coronavirus Pandemic Have ‘Wiped Out’ US Manufacturing Jobs

Article – Common Dreams – Jessica Corbett

Trump Trade Policies and Mishandling of Coronavirus Pandemic Have ‘Wiped Out’ US Manufacturing Jobs: Economist “Trump’s erratic, ego-driven, and inconsistent trade policies have not achieved any measurable progress, despite the newly combative … Read more »

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