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Peter Apps is the executive director of the Project for Study of the 21st Century, and global affairs commentator for Reuters. He tweets @Pete_Apps.
Even as some Sri Lankan Muslims were radicalised and went abroad to fight, the government seems to have missed the warning signs.
On diplomatic issues such as Syria and Venezuela, the two powers appear increasingly in lockstep.
Ardern’s approach is totally unapologetic. Making those changes – and more broadly, protecting the vulnerable and making society work – is the priority of government.
And it is neither front-page news nor a major part of diplomatic or political dialogue.
What do other countries make of Britain's elections? They're even less interested than you are.