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Honeymoon with rise of China is well and truly over

A review of Beijing's relations with a variety of states in East Asia suggests that the honeymoon surrounding China's rise is well and truly over.

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Detente and its legacy shaped relations

To celebrate the Department's 50th anniversary, staff share reflections on politics during the past 50 years.

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Detente and its legacy shaped relations

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A year before his election as US president in 1968, Richard Nixon wrote in Foreign Affairs that "we simply cannot afford to leave China forever outside the family of nations''. It was an assessment that would have monumental consequences.

Otago to host the NZPSA 2017 annual conference

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The Department of Politics is very pleased to be hosting the 2017 New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference in Dunedin as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. The conference will be held on the 29 November - 1 December, with a postgraduate workshop on 28 November.

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Professor William Harris, Middle Eastern Studies

3 mins 50 sec

Professor William Harris, Middle Eastern Studies

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