Coronavirus - it’s a misinfodemic
The global health emergency that is the Coronavirus has become a game changer for scientists around the world in terms of the speed of the response.
When we go to Mars
The prospect of going to the Red Planet is possibly a step closer with the US President’s State of the Nation speech in which he promises we will land there.
How to wreck a political system
After 15 years in office, German chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her successor with a shambles of a democracy
NZ and Brexit
Brexit is now a real thing - we talk to the British High Commissioner Laura Clarke on what it means for New Zealand in terms of trade, visas, and our relationship with Britain
Why NZ won’t quit the Middle East
There are several reasons why it’s not going to be as easy as it sounds for NZ’s military to make the switch to focusing on the Pacific and South-East Asia from the Middle East.
Is Trump’s Iran strategy working?
This article is republished with permission from Project Syndicate US President Donald Trump’s authorisation of the targeted killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani is, in many ways, similar to his administration’s approach to...
Coronavirus - don’t panic yet
Much action has already been taken globally to address the Wuhan-originated coronavirus, the University of Auckland’s Dr Helen Petousis-Harris explains.
The Kiwi surgeon who’s helped hundreds in Nepal
Every year 33 million people globally are left impoverished after paying for surgery. Others die for lack of treatment. New Zealander Ian Bissett has been operating on desperately poor patients in Nepal for more than 20 years. He tells Eloise Gibson his remarkable story.