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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
May 23, 2023

How Successful Was Chris Hipkins’ Trip to Papua New Guinea?

By Geoffrey Miller
The New Zealand prime minister's trip included meetings not only with Papua New Guinea PM Marape, but with India's PM Modi and the U.S. secretary of state.

April 20, 2023

Why New Zealand’s Prime Minister Is Heading to Brisbane – Not Beijing

By Geoffrey Miller
Chris Hipkins' upcoming visit to Australia will cement a closer military partnership.
April 11, 2023

New Zealand Is Getting Closer to NATO

By Geoffrey Miller
The Hipkins government is continuing to deepen Wellington’s ties with NATO. What will that mean for relations with China?

March 20, 2023

New Zealand’s Middle East Strategy, 20 Years After the Iraq War

By Geoffrey Miller
Amid rapidly evolving diplomacy in the Middle East, the time might be right for New Zealand to take another look at Iraq.

March 07, 2023

New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Hardens Under New Leadership

By Geoffrey Miller
From Ukraine to New Zealand's own defense budget, the new Hipkins government is placing a stronger emphasis on security.

February 13, 2023

New Zealand Resets Relationships With Australia and India

By Geoffrey Miller
New Prime Minister Chris Hipkins’ approach to foreign policy is starting to become clear.
January 19, 2023

Jacinda Ardern’s Outsized Foreign Policy Legacy

By Geoffrey Miller
The New Zealand PM has announced her resignation, but her impact on the country’s diplomacy will continue to resonate.

January 18, 2023

What Japan’s Foreign Policy Shifts Mean for New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
Tokyo’s dramatic shifts on defense and China policy are likely to have ramifications for New Zealand.

December 12, 2022

What to Expect From Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Address to the New Zealand Parliament

By Geoffrey Miller
When Ukraine’s president speaks, New Zealand can expect to be asked to do more to support the country’s defense against Russia’s invasion.

November 14, 2022

Jacinda Ardern’s Asia Trip Rekindles New Zealand’s Independent Foreign Policy

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s independent foreign policy is back. That’s a key underlying message from Jacinda Ardern’s trip this week to Southeast Asia.

October 31, 2022

Is It Time for Jacinda Ardern to Head to the Middle East?

By Geoffrey Miller
Since becoming New Zealand’s prime minister, she has not attended a U.N. climate change conference, or visited the Middle East. She could do both by traveling to Egypt later this month.
October 13, 2022

New Zealand’s Relationship With India Is in Trouble

By Geoffrey Miller
Despite New Zealand's once-ambitious plans, the relationship has stagnated, if not declined outright, over the past five years.

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