By Keith Locke
Why are we still looking to America first when it comes to our decisions on which countries to engage with, asks former MP Keith Locke.
Britain’s decision to resist American pressure and let Huawei into its 5G network is embarrassing for New Zealand.
Earlier our government had fallen into...
How can New Zealand claim to have an independent foreign policy when it won’t even criticise America’s assassination of Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian leader?
The furthest foreign minister Winston Peters went was to express “strong concern” at the “heightening...
This piece was originally published on The Daily Blog.
Donald Trump came to power to “Make America Great Again” by asserting US economic and technological dominance over all other countries, particularly the rising economic power, China.
This desire to remain top...
Most New Zealanders want us to have an independent foreign policy. They think we are already independent to some degree. If pressed they would cite our nuclear-free status, or the fact that we don’t always go along with the US or Australia at the United Nations. Last month’s vote...
Below is the text of an Opinion Piece I had published in Wellington's daily newspaper, the Dominion Post, on 3 May 2013.
NZ''S REPUTATION AT STAKE OVER SUMMIT VENUE
OPINION: Sri Lanka is not fit to host this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, writes Keith Locke.
The Government needs to explain...
To read some of my recent Daily Blog Posts go to: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/category/bloggers/keith-locke/
The blogs cover the GCSB controversy, the use of domestic drones, political censorship in NZ (on the dictates of the Chinese government) and the growing international support for the West Papuan cause.