MFAT assessment sees power trumping rules and economic efficiency in new international environment

MFAT assessment sees power trumping rules and economic efficiency in new international environment
China is one of the major powers shifting the geopolitical landscape. (Image: Nathan McKinnon/RNZ)
Dileepa Fonseka
New Zealand needs to get used to a world where international rules and the economics of comparative advantage will no longer be the driving force in international affairs. Those observations come courtesy of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) strategic foreign policy assessment – entitled ‘Navigating a shifting world –Te whakatere i tētahi ao hurihuri’ – released on Monday night.  MFAT’s strategic foreign policy assessment highlights eight global megatrends which will shape the internati...

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