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...
Countering the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq requires solutions that are mainly political, not military.
New Zealanders are right to be concerned about the rise of the Islamic State (Isis), but our best contribution would be to provide more humanitarian support, rather than play a military role.
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.
I have been doing some political commentary since leaving Parliament. On three occasions I have been a panel member on Bomber Bradbury's "Citizen A" show on Auckland's Triangle Television.
Here are the three shows:
12 April: On consultants and need for a lobbying register, the Greens high polling and the need...