Author Archives: Hugh Steadman


About Hugh Steadman

Hugh Steadman was commissioned from RMA Sandhurst into the British infantry in 1961, and served as an enthusiastic Cold War warrior in Europe and as a political intelligence officer in South Arabia. No longer believing in his country’s rights or wrongs, he resigned and took a Southampton University degree in Politics & International Relations and a post-graduate teaching degree at London University. After ten years in international business in UK, he emigrated to NZ in 1985. Hugh writes a blog at

Australia’s daft foreign policy

To help preserve its global economic dominance, American appears prepared to fight China to the last dollar in the Australian treasury. 

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The existential perils facing humanity: the Thucydides Trap.

Today there are three existential perils facing humanity, nuclear war, rapid climate change and pandemics. These are currently prioritised in the antipodean population’s thoughts and endeavours in reverse order.

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