18 Apr 2024

Pillar 2 of AUKUS - should we, or shouldn't we?

From Nights, 10:17 pm on 18 April 2024

It's a simple, crystallised question in an increasingly murky international geopolitical environment: tensions are high around the world; massive armed conflicts ongoing in Europe and the Middle East; tensions between the two superpowers of this time, China and the USA, are ratcheting up.

So how does New Zealand - an island of five million people in the middle of the pacific, culturally closer to the west, eocnomically closer to China - position itself? 

Tim Groser is a former National Party minister and diplomat who served as the ambassador to the United States from 2016 to 2018. He speaks with Emile Donovan.

Tim Groser.

Tim Groser. Photo: NATIONAL PARTY