Robert Patman

Robert G. Patman is a professor of international relations in the Department of Politics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Patman is the author or editor of 12 books. Recent publications include “Strategic Shortfall: The ‘Somalia Syndrome’ and the March to 9/11” (Praeger, 2010) and three co-edited books titled “China and the International System: Becoming a World Power” (Routledge, 2013); “Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn?” (World Scientific Publishers, 2015); and “New Zealand and the World: Past, Present and Future (World Scientific Publishers, 2018). Robert is currently writing a volume called Rethinking the Global Impact of 9/11” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). He is a Fulbright senior scholar, an honorary professor of the New Zealand Defence Command and Staff College, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.
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Venezuela Crisis: Nicolás Maduro Has Made a Bad Situation Worse

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Robert Patman, professor of international relations at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Venezuela is in the midst of a severe socio-economic and political crisis. President Nicolás Maduro faces growing pressure, both domestically and internationally, to step down. The current crisis in has been mounting since May 2018, when... Continue Reading

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New Zealand: Between Two Great Powers

New Zealand must tread carefully between China and the US. US-China relations will play a key role in shaping the Asia Pacific in the 21st century. Meanwhile, New Zealand faces the challenge of harnessing its improved ties with both superpowers to bolster forces of integration over those of divergence in the region. The Asia Pacific has become the most dynamic area in the world and a key... Continue Reading

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