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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
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.
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.

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