Chris Hipkins
Indo-Pacific geopolitics The politics of hedging and post-hedging in the Indo-Pacific

ASEAN countries are choosing their own path, which is not to choose sides between the US and China. Simply put, the Southeast Asian states want a stable geopolitical environment to focus on their economic development and do not want to be forced to “take sides” in any hegemonic rivalry

Teachers strike New Zealand New Zealand’s teachers demand better pay and working conditions

Teachers had rejected the recent government offer on pay rise, arguing that it neither accounts for the decline in real wages, nor offers solutions to the understaffing and underfunding of schools