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Geoffrey Miller

Geoffrey Miller

Geoffrey Miller is an international analyst with the Democracy Project.

Geoffrey Miller is an international analyst with the Democracy Project, an initiative hosted by New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington, and writes on current New Zealand foreign policy and related geopolitical issues. He has lived in Germany and the Middle East and is a fluent speaker of German and Arabic.

Posts by Geoffrey Miller
September 28, 2022

New Zealand’s Ardern Continues Tilt Toward the West at the UN

By Geoffrey Miller
The Russia-Ukraine War was a major dividing line at the U.N. General Assembly, and Ardern largely spoke with those of a similar mindset.

September 06, 2022

Was New Zealand’s Deployment to Iraq Worth It?

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s anti-ISIS deployment in Iraq lasted far longer than the original estimate of two years.
August 16, 2022

AUKUS Door Held Ajar for New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
Could nuclear-free New Zealand join an alliance centered on nuclear submarines?

August 02, 2022

Jacinda Ardern Strikes a Softer Tone on China

By Geoffrey Miller
Throughout a recent speech, New Zealand’s prime minister was mild with her criticism of China and optimistic about the health and future of the bilateral relationship.

July 05, 2022

Is Jacinda Ardern Rethinking Her China Strategy?

By Geoffrey Miller
Is New Zealand suddenly softening its more pro-Western foreign policy – and its tougher line on China?

June 27, 2022

Can Jacinda Ardern Save New Zealand’s Free Trade Deal With the EU?

By Geoffrey Miller
While New Zealand is increasingly backing the West, the West is not fully backing New Zealand where it counts most: providing trade alternatives to China.
June 21, 2022

Tale of 2 Summits: Why Jacinda Ardern Said No to the Commonwealth, But Yes to NATO

By Geoffrey Miller
Prioritizing the NATO meeting over the Commonwealth highlights the changes underway in New Zealand's foreign policy.

June 13, 2022

Why Is New Zealand’s Defense Minister Visiting South Korea?

By Geoffrey Miller
When it comes to geopolitical strategy, New Zealand and South Korea are becoming closer by the day.

May 31, 2022

New Zealand Under Pressure as Pacific Contest Heats Up

By Geoffrey Miller
Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand’s foreign minister, has come under increasing pressure as the geopolitical “Great Game” escalates in the Pacific.

May 24, 2022

As Biden Wraps First Asia Trip, Ardern Heads to the US

By Geoffrey Miller
Biden’s meetings in South Korea and Japan – along with a change of government in nearby Australia – will set the scene for the New Zealand PM’s trip to the United States.

May 03, 2022

Jacinda Ardern Is Bringing New Zealand Closer to the US

By Geoffrey Miller
The New Zealand prime minister’s speech to this week’s U.S. Business Summit in Auckland signals a closer alignment with the West – and skepticism toward China.
April 19, 2022

Jacinda Ardern’s Trip to Japan and Singapore Is About More Than Just Trade

By Geoffrey Miller
What are the motivations behind the New Zealand prime minister’s first foreign trip since February 2020?

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