Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war

Countering the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq requires solutions that are mainly political, not military. [On 21 October 2014 the NZ Herald carried my  opinion piece advocating that New Zealand provide humanitarian aid to Iraq and Syria, and not contribute to the US-led military campaign.] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11345416 New Zealanders are right to be concernedContinue reading Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war

Why NZ shouldn’t support Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit

Below is the text of an Opinion Piece I had published in Wellington’s daily newspaper, the Dominion Post, on 3 May 2013. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/8627516/NZs-reputation-at-stake-over-summit-venue 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 why itContinue reading Why NZ shouldn’t support Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit

My Daily Blog posts on GCSB, domestic drones, political censorship and West Papua

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.

My recent political commentary appearances on TV

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 for an investigation intoContinue reading My recent political commentary appearances on TV