Kamala Harris’s south-east Asia trip reveals limits of US strategy | US foreign policy

[ad_1] In October 2013, as the former US president Barack Obama had to cancel his four-nation tour of south-east Asia due to the congressional impasse at home, China’s president Xi Jinping, instead, made the news headlines across the region. On that trip to Indonesia, Xi proposed to set up an Asian infrastructure investment bank to … Read more

New Zealand Covid update: Ardern rejects criticism of elimination strategy after 68 new cases | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has dismissed criticism of her ambitious elimination strategy to stamp out Covid, as the country’s outbreak grows, saying the approach has saved lives and will continue to do so. On Thursday, the coronavirus outbreak grew by 68 cases, taking the total number of cases to 277. One previously … Read more

New Zealand won’t ‘throw in towel’ on Covid-zero strategy despite rising infections | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand’s Covid response minister says the country will not “throw in the towel” with its elimination strategy, as cases continue to rise. New Zealand announced 63 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 210 cases. It is the largest single-day jump since the outbreak began last week, and 12 people … Read more

Victims of femicide are shamefully ignored in strategy on violence against women | Karen Ingala Smith and Clarrie O’Callaghan

[ad_1] Femicide – the killing of women and girls by men – is once again hidden in plain sight by the government. A new Violence Against Women and Girls strategy announced last month fails to address the worst form of men’s violence against women and girls: their killing. The same omission was made in the … Read more