Tag: New Zealand

Yang Jiechi

US-China Détente On The Horizon

The Kyodo news agency reported on Monday that Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand are holding a four-way summit on the fringes of the NATO leaders’ gathering in Spain next week. The report said Tokyo’s initiative on the quadrilateral meeting is seen “as an attempt to keep an assertive […]

Anzac

Fibbing On Anzac Day

April 25, 2022 was one of the less edifying days in the annals of commemorating the fallen.  The day is regarded as special for Australians and New Zealanders for being a solemn occasion, a moment to consider those who gave their lives up for King (or Queen) and country.  In […]

ANZUS

The ANZUS Security Treaty At 70

The geopolitics of the Pacific region remain under US control The regional security agreement between the US, Australia and New Zealand continues to be an important treaty in regional geopolitics. It was preceded by a number of historical factors and the decline of Britain’s global role following the Second World […]

America’s Pacific Zone of War

The United States has successfully installed two America-compliant leaders as the heads of government of Australia and New Zealand, Washington’s two most important Asia-Pacific regional allies. Both leaders, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, rose rapidly within their respective parties, a sure sign that […]