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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
December 11, 2021

New Zealand’s Conflicted China Strategy

By Geoffrey Miller
China strategy dominated New Zealand’s foreign policy year, but the government has yet to find a consistent position.

November 17, 2021

Decoding Nanaia Mahuta’s First Foreign Trip

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s foreign minister is on her first trip overseas: a seven-country tour of Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, the UAE, Qatar, the U.S., and Canada.
November 06, 2021

New Zealand’s APEC Moment Is Virtually Here

By Geoffrey Miller
Looking at the opportunities and challenges for New Zealand’s hosting of a virtual APEC Leaders’ week.

October 22, 2021

The Geopolitics Behind the New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s free trade deal with the U.K. might be about “building back better” – but it could end up being more about Beijing.

September 10, 2021

How 9/11 Changed New Zealand’s Foreign Policy

By Geoffrey Miller
The impact of the tragedy changed the course of U.S. foreign policy. It changed the trajectory of New Zealand’s foreign policy, too.

September 03, 2021

COVID-19 Continues to Impact New Zealand’s Diplomacy

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s latest COVID-19 outbreak has once again delayed the country’s return to top-level face-to-face diplomacy. That will have a cost.
August 27, 2021

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
What unfolds in Kabul could have far-reaching implications for New Zealand’s geopolitical position.

August 12, 2021

New Zealand and the United Nations

By Geoffrey Miller
The latest climate change report was a reminder of the U.N.’s clout. How does Wellington engage the international body?

August 07, 2021

New Zealand’s Relationship With Japan May Be About to Change

By Geoffrey Miller
As the Tokyo Olympics come to an end, the very successful Japan-New Zealand partnership may be about to become a lot more complicated.

July 22, 2021

New Zealand’s Statement on China’s Cyberattacks: A Shot Across the Bow

By Geoffrey Miller
A statement issued by the New Zealand government alleging Chinese state involvement in hacking goes much further than a simple, pro forma endorsement of the views of New Zealand’s allies.

July 17, 2021

Jacinda Ardern’s APEC Diplomacy

By Geoffrey Miller
The meeting further built the New Zealand prime minister's reputation as a pragmatist and a coalition builder.
July 15, 2021

Ardern’s Foreign Policy Address Was Pro-US, But Not Necessarily Anti-China

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a keynote speech on foreign policy on Wednesday.

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