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Politics staff in the media

November

  • No communique, but US-China rivalry could simply boost the leverage of other APEC members, including NZ. Interview (1.45 - 14.00) Karyn Hay, RNZ, 19 Nov 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • May's EU withdrawal draft ends fantasy UK can leave EU and still retain benefits of membership. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 19 Nov. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • May's draft withdrawal spells beginning of the end of Brexit. Interview, Sean Plunkett, 15 Nov. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Global Insight and the Migrant Caravan. Video interview, Bruce Munro, ODT, 15 Nov. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Similarities between 1918 and 2018 and NZ's potential global role. Interview, Bruce Munro, ODT, 10 Nov 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Implications of US mid-term elections for NZ. Interview, Jono Edwards, ODT, 8 Nov. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Early assessment of US mid-term elections. Conversation with Pat Brittenden, 6-7pm, 7 Nov 2018 (Robert Patman)

October

  • Analysis of Trump's withdrawal announcement from INF Treaty. Interview, Marvin Hubbard, OAR, 30 Oct. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Jamal Khashoggi murder could undermine Saudi Arabia's international role. Interview, Heather du Plessis Allan, Newstalk ZB, 25 Oct 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • The death of Jamal Khashoggi and its international fall-out. Interview, Andrew Urquhart, Radio Rhema, 25 Oct. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • A profile of Saudi Arabia. Interview, The New Daily, 24 Oct 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump's attacks on media and the Khashoggi murder, and huge People's Vote march in UK. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 23 Oct 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • NZ govt strongly condemns killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, Newshub, 21 Oct. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • New Zealand and other liberal democracies should condemn brutal killing of Washington Post journalist. Interview, Newshub, 21 Oct. 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • President Trump's Kavanaugh confirmation win may generate strong political blowback. Interview, Duncan Garner, AM Show, 8 Oct 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Starkly contrasting spelt out in speeches to UN Article, ODT, 3 Oct. 2018 (Robert Patman)

September

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern set to defend liberal order against attacks by national, populist politicians. Interview, Hayley Holt, Breakfast, TVNZ, 24 Sept 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Tide is rapidly turning against Brexit. Interview, Mitchell Blatt, National Interest, 14 Sept 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Implications of May govt's robust response to nerve agent attack in Salisbury. Interview, Hayley Holt, Breakfast. TVNZ, 7 Sep 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Irony of Brexit - May government seeking EU support against alleged Russian attack at Salisbury. Interview, Radio Live, 6 Sep 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Mrs May 'uncompromising' on Brexit plan, John McCain's passing, and prospects of a post-Trump era. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 3 Sep 2018 (Robert Patman)

August

  • Discussion concerning New Zealand and the World. Interview, Guyon Espiner, RNZ, 26 Aug 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Tough options for President Trump as Mueller investigation gets ever closer. Interview, Carly Flynn, Radio Live, 21 Aug 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Britain’s friends have a duty to intervene on Brexit. Co-authored article, The Globe and Mail, 9 Aug 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump admin not backing Canada in human rights stand off with Saudi Arabia. Interview starts at 1min 35 sec, Karyn Hay, RNZ, 8 Aug 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • NZ and Canada should not be silent on lawbreaking during UK's EU referendum. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 7 Aug 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Time for Britain’s friends to speak up about Brexit. Co-authored article, ODT, 6 Aug 2018 (Robert Patman)

July

  • Time to tell Brits it’s wrong to let Brexit proceed. Co-authored article, New Zealand Herald, 31 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • UK's EU referendum result undermined by multiple breaches of electoral law. Interview, Hayley Holt, Breakfast, TVNZ, 19 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • President Trump’s ‘slip of the tongue’ claim looks unconvincing. Interview, Ryan Bridge and Mary Lambie, Radio Live, 18 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump's 'slip of the tongue' and law-breaking in Brexit referendum. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 18 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump's Helsinki performance did little to reduce suspicions that Putin owns him. Interview, Wendyl Nissen, Radio Live, 17 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • President Trump's extraordinary summit with Vladimir Putin. Interview, Andrew Urquhart, Radio Rhema, 17 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • EU and NATO worry Trump will be 'played' by Putin in Helsinki meeting, Interview, Carly Flynn, Radio Live, 15 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • The political convulsions and questionable legitimacy of Brexit. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 10 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • International fall-out from latest poisoning episode in UK. Interview, Lisa Owen and Ryan Bridge, Radio Live, 5 July 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • European and American concerns about Trump-Putin summit. Interview, Trudi Nelson, Radio Live, 1 July 2018 (Robert Patman)

June

  • New Zealand must "stand up" for its values and interests in Asia-Pacific. Interview, John Gibb, ODT, 28 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump, the G-7 debacle, and the US overture to North Korea. Interview, Marvin Hubbard, Otago Access Radio, 19 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump turns the world upside down. Interview with Owen Rooney, Radio Dunedin, 15 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • The start of a beautiful friendship? How to assess the Trump-Kim summit, Stuff, 13 June 2018 (Nicholas Khoo)
  • Trump's peace-making video pitch to Kim Jong-un. Interview, Alice Wilkins, TV3 News, 13 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Was US-North Korea summit really a break through event? Interview, Diane Campbell, Radio Rhema, 13 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Kim Jong-un won big Trump concession at Singapore. Interview, Chris Lynch, Christchurch Newstalk ZB, 13 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Summit - first step towards denuclearisation in North Korea. Interview (starts at 4.40), Duncan Garner, AM Show, TV3, 13 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • President Trump out-smarted in Singapore summit? Interview, Jack Tame, Breakfast, TVNZ, 13 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump's angered by G-7's refusal to accept US tariffs. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 11 June 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Is China’s influence threatening NZ’s Five Eyes membership? Interview, Heather du Plessis Allan, Newstalk ZB, Wellington, 1 Jun 2018 (Robert Patman)

May

  • Cancelled NK summit and Trump's erratic foreign policy. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 25 May 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Summit cancellation and Trump's message to Kim Jong un. Interview, Jack Tame, TVNZ Breakfast, 25 May 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • After Trump's exit from Iran nuclear deal, NZ must stand firm on core interests. Interview, John Gibb, ODT, 9 May 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump's high risk abandonment of Iran nuclear deal. Full interview, Jack Tame, TVNZ Breakfast, 9 May 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Implications of President Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal. Interview, Andrew Urquhart, Radio Rhema, 9 May 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Ms Golriz Ghahraman, MP, and I react to Trump's abandonment of Iran nuclear deal. Interview, Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live, 9 May 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Trump's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal "a profound strategic misjudgement" Interview, Jack Time, TVNZ Breakfast, 9 May 2018 (Robert Patman)

April

  • Is Putin's regime winning on international stage? Oped article, Noted, 30 April 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Views on forthcoming inter-Korean summit. Interview, Rebecca Palmer, Asia New Zealand Foundation, 24 Apr 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • President Trump's performance, TPP and Comey's revelations. Interview, Andrew Urquhart, Radio Rhema, 17 Apr 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Missile Strikes in Syria Expose Untenable Role of UNSC. Interview, Jack Tame, Breakfast TVNZ, 16 Apr 2018 (Robert Patman)

March

  • NZ's support for rules-based order and Russia. Interview, John Gibb, ODT, 31 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • A Kiwi connection with Trump's administration. Interview, Tom Pullar-Strecker, Stuff, 20 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Barack Obama's life after the White House. Interview, Megan Gattey, Stuff, 19 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Conflict with Kremlin could expose UK's diplomatic limitations. Interview, Heather Du Plessis-Allan, Newstalk ZB, 15 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Rex Tillerson fired as UK-Russia crisis escalates. Interview, Jack Tame, Breakfast TVNZ, 14 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • History and Kim Jong un/Trump meeting. Interview, Trudi Nelson, Radio Live, 11 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • China factor and Kim Jong-un/Trump meeting. Interview, Trudi Nelson, Radio Live, 11 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • South Africa's controversial land reform bill. Interview, Jack Tame, TVNZ, 2 Mar 2018 (Robert Patman)

February

  • South and North Korea after Winter Olympics. Interview, Andrew Urquhart, Radio Rhema, 28 Feb 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Syria highlights perils of lawless world. Interview, Hayley Holt, Breakfast, TVNZ, 23 Feb 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Serbia and War in the 20th Century. Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill, RNZ, 18 Feb 2018 (James Headley)
  • Online radicalisation in Christchurch. Interview, Stephen McIvor, Radio Live, 16 Feb 2018 (Robert Patman)

January

  • Trump's first year and the Korean situation. Interview, Kerre McIvor, Newstalk ZB, 18 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • NZ's foreign relations in 2018. Interview, Anna Bracewell-Worrall, Newshub, 17 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Putting the few ahead of the many - Corbyn and Brexit. Australian Outlook, 17 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • New Zealand's nuclear past. Interview with Oliver Lewis, Stuff, 13 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Corbyn's complicity in Brexit betrayal must stop. Article, ODT, 13 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • President Trump's rhetoric making US isolated (again). Interview, Lloyd Burr, Radio Live, 12 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • N.Korea quite unlike Cuban missile crisis. Interview, John Gibb, ODT, 11 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • Are President Trump and Kim Jong-un set for war? Interview, Steven McIvor, Radio Live, 8 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)
  • NZ designated Boko Haram as terror group before mass kidnappings. Interview, Tom Hunt, Stuff, 1 Jan 2018 (Robert Patman)

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