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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
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?

April 11, 2022

Will New Zealand Provide Lethal Aid to Ukraine?

By Geoffrey Miller
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government are struggling to defend their reluctance to provide weapons amid growing pressure at home and abroad.

March 29, 2022

New Zealand’s Australia-Friendly Response to China-Solomon Islands Security Deal

By Geoffrey Miller
The Ardern government’s response seems to be calculated to show unity with Australia on China policy.

March 09, 2022

How Significant Is New Zealand’s New Russia Sanctions Law?

By Geoffrey Miller
The law was motivated by a desire to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine but will have long-term implications for New Zealand’s policy toward China as well.

March 01, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Change New Zealand’s Foreign Policy

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand is preparing new domestic sanctions legislation in response, a signal that its long-held balancing between East and West may be at an end.
February 24, 2022

How Will New Zealand Respond to Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?

By Geoffrey Miller
The lack of an autonomous sanctions regime will limit Wellington's options in the crisis.

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