NZ and USA: allies again?

By Robert Ayson In Politics

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17th January, 2013
It’s not surprising that people often view the Obama Administration’s pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region in military terms. But that perception rankles with Kurt Campbell, America’s leading Asia policy official, who visited Wellington late last year. There has been “way too much focus on a couple of hundred marines at Darwin”, he insisted after strategic talks between New Zealand and American officials. The Oxford-educated Campbell would say that. For the past four years he has been working for Hillary Clinton, the outgoing Secretary of State who has done so much to refashion ...

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