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Australia and New Zealand Prepare to Reopen
October 26, 2021

Australia and New Zealand Prepare to Reopen

By Joshua Mcdonald
Closed off from the world for the past 18 months, Australia and New Zealand are now preparing to reopen. 

The Geopolitics Behind the New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement
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.
Pacific Nations Have an Interest in Challenging China’s Expansive Maritime Claims
October 18, 2021

Pacific Nations Have an Interest in Challenging China’s Expansive Maritime Claims

By Phuong Vu
Small island nations have a strong reason to prevent the de facto acceptance of Beijing's interpretations of international law.

AUKUS Without Us: New Zealand’s Responses to a New Indo-Pacific Alliance
September 19, 2021

AUKUS Without Us: New Zealand’s Responses to a New Indo-Pacific Alliance

By Marc Lanteigne
What does the Australia-U.K.-U.S. alliance mean for New Zealand?

New Zealand Abandons Cricket Tour of Pakistan Over Security Concerns
September 18, 2021

New Zealand Abandons Cricket Tour of Pakistan Over Security Concerns

By Rizwan Ali
New Zealand Cricket called off its first match in Pakistan in 18 years, even though Pakistan’s government insisted that “no security threat of any kind exists.”

How 9/11 Changed New Zealand’s Foreign Policy
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.

New Zealand Saw the Supermarket Attack Coming – But Couldn’t Stop It
September 10, 2021

New Zealand Saw the Supermarket Attack Coming – But Couldn’t Stop It

By Nick Perry
New Zealand’s authorities had long thought the attacker was an extremist who posed a threat. But they had no legal recourse to stop him.
COVID-19 Continues to Impact New Zealand’s Diplomacy
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.

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for New Zealand
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.

New Zealand Confronts COVID Delta Wave
August 25, 2021

New Zealand Confronts COVID Delta Wave

By Joshua Mcdonald
After living mostly COVID-free throughout the pandemic, New Zealand has hit its worst point since April 2020. 

The ANZUS Treaty at 70
August 25, 2021

The ANZUS Treaty at 70

By Patricia A. O’Brien
As their alliance turns 70, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. now face different challenges from China.
New Zealand and the United Nations
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?

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