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This Week in Asia: January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

This Week in Asia: January 27, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.

Chris Hipkins Confirmed as New Zealand Leader, Picks Deputy
January 24, 2023

Chris Hipkins Confirmed as New Zealand Leader, Picks Deputy

By Nick Perry
Hipkins has less than nine months before a general election, which may be difficult for the sitting government.
This Week in Asia: January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

This Week in Asia: January 20, 2023

The Diplomat's weekly round-up of Asia news.

Jacinda Ardern’s Outsized Foreign Policy Legacy
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.

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, an Icon to Many, to Step Down
January 19, 2023

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, an Icon to Many, to Step Down

By Nick Perry
"I know what this job takes, and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice," she said. "It is that simple."

What Japan’s Foreign Policy Shifts Mean for New Zealand
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.

What to Expect From Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Address to the New Zealand Parliament
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.
Should Chinese Court Rulings Hold in New Zealand?
December 07, 2022

Should Chinese Court Rulings Hold in New Zealand?

By Christopher Edward Carroll
That was the question at play in a recent court case involving a businessman with debts in China and land holdings in New Zealand.

Vietnam in the South Pacific: Dynamics for Strategic Cooperation
December 05, 2022

Vietnam in the South Pacific: Dynamics for Strategic Cooperation

By Nguyen Minh Quang and James Borton
The recent visit of Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue to Australia and New Zealand sheds new light on the country’s post-COVID foreign policy.

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

Is It Time for Jacinda Ardern to Head to the Middle East?
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.
India and New Zealand Improve Ties with Jaishankar Visit
October 18, 2022

India and New Zealand Improve Ties with Jaishankar Visit

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The deepening of India-New Zealand after a lull in relations is important both in bilateral terms and also within the wider regional context.

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