A Stuff article.
The unclassified-version of the New Zealand Defence Assessment released last month lays out a worrying set of security challenges.
Increasing tension between China and Taiwan with the potential for military conflict. Maritime incidents and tensions in the South and East China Seas. North Korea nuclear and missile development, and conflicts in and through space and cyberspace.
But outside of security risks there is also economic, environmental, diplomatic and social challenges to keep our foreign policy officers and government occupied this year.