Will China be number one?

Will China be number one?

By Stephen Hoadley Will China be Number One, that is, the most powerful and influential state on earth, soon?  This Big Question has already been answered in the affirmative by some commentators…but not all.  By some economic measures China is already Number One....
What can we expect out of COP 26?

What can we expect out of COP 26?

By Shelley Inglis Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit.  Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that...
Who controls the global economy in this COVID world?

Who controls the global economy in this COVID world?

By Nicolas Hérault Low interest rates and COVID-19 mean governments, not central banks, now control the world’s key economic levers.  The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a huge shock to the global economy just as we are witnessing a major shift in who calls the shots...
Is it the end of the American century?

Is it the end of the American century?

By Stephen Hoadley This ‘evidence’ of US unreliability, weakness and failure is partial, out of context, and lacking in historical perspective. Fifty years ago, as I began my teaching career at the University of Auckland, the United States began withdrawing its forces...
Will AUKUS halt China’s assertive foreign policy?

Will AUKUS halt China’s assertive foreign policy?

By Robert Patman If good strategy is about effectively relating means to ends, the recently announced trilateral security partnership Aukus – Australia, the UK, and the US – seems unlikely to fulfil expectations. A joint statement by its three leaders, guided by their...