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Some while ago I was asked to define my political thoughts and I came up with the following aspirations. That needs a bit of explaining. I think the problem with politics today is that parties think in terms of policies in such a way as to suggest that they have lost sight of what they are there to do. 482 more words

Local Politics

New Zealand Defence White Paper Symposium

The Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University of Wellington and the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University jointly hosted the 2015 New Zealand Defence White Paper (DWP) Symposium yesterday (21 May 2015). 344 more words

New Zealand

Sometimes, men frighten me - by L

8:04 am, on a busy intersection, a 4×4 swirves a U-turn over a double line, almost crashing into my legs as I waited for the bus. 467 more words


China’s new J-16 fighter jets appear to have been commissioned into the PLA air force

The following is based on a translation from a report in Chinese media:

Qianzhan.com published photos of China’s J-16 fighter jets, raising speculation that it has begun series production and has been commissioned in the… 298 more words


Umbrellas (of the missile kind)

A long time ago, an entry appeared here raising the issue of non-proliferation, missiles, nuclear warheads, and all that stuff that gets lumped together under the heading of “deterrents”, for a Ukrainian nation outside of any military alliance, and with little to no chance of being allowed entry into the military alliance of its choice any time soon – if ever. 903 more words


Defence laws threaten to shut down Aussie encryption, from AU

You might not think that an academic computer science course could be classified as an export of military technology. But under the Defence Trade Controls Act – which passed into law in April, and will come into force next year – there is a real possibility that even seemingly innocuous educational and research activities could fall foul of Australian defence export control laws.  33 more words


China making preparations to counter US nuclear attack

China showcased its strategic nuclear submarines when there were prospects of a war with Japan that may involve the US. It was afraid that the US might retaliate with nuclear weapons if China sank a US aircraft carrier. 1,624 more words