Dick Grant was the Executive Director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that he had been in the New Zealand Foreign Ministry for 40 years, serving, inter alia, as High Commissioner in London and in Singapore.
Light at the beginning of the tunnel?
A look at the first months of the Biden administration gives cause for optimism – and caution.
What APEC has to offer in 2021
No panacea, certainly, but a newly engaged United States might see APEC as just the right forum to work with the region.
RCEP revives the art of the deal
A regional agreement might actually be a small step towards something even greater.
New Zealand’s landslide election and the challenges ahead
A resounding endorsement for a popular prime minister’s virus response. Economic rebuilding stands as the next test.
Global trade policy at a lull, but for how long?
With economies and trade meetings cut down by Covid‑19, and political uncertainty in the air, we’re at a standstill.
The world can still prosper from free trade
Trade negotiators must think that theirs is an unhappy lot. But they keep trying – as they should.
New Zealand and China: Contending with words and actions
Wellington has a strong history in relations with Beijing, a record that will help in adapting to new complications.
Covid-19 and foreign policy: What’s changed, what hasn’t
Health, climate, migration and foreign investment must each contend with the virus. But it’s not all doom and gloom.
New Zealand: Running the marathon
Having started well, there’s a lot to happen yet. And so far this race is not a team event, internationally.