Fighting ISIS & the troublingly “high price” of being family with the USA and Britain

On 24 May 1965, Keith Holyoake and his Cabinet formally committed to provide combat troops to the growing conflict in Vietnam. Though they had provided modest support up until this date, this was the point at which our position became the position of our allies Australia and the USA. Over the next decade, more than… Read More Fighting ISIS & the troublingly “high price” of being family with the USA and Britain

Spying on the same people who you want to be buying

New Zealand’s involvement in spying on other countries as part of the Five Eye Network represents a form of national schizophrenia. There is a disjuncture between the fervent desire of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Government Communications Security Bureau to be seen as friend of the USA and the passionate drive to open the doors… Read More Spying on the same people who you want to be buying