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Was New Zealand’s Deployment to Iraq Worth It?
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.

AUKUS Door Held Ajar for New Zealand
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?
Jacinda Ardern Strikes a Softer Tone on China
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.

Are Australia and New Zealand Compromising on Democratic Ideals in the Pacific?
July 29, 2022

Are Australia and New Zealand Compromising on Democratic Ideals in the Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
The best approach to safeguarding democracy in the region is for both countries to demonstrate the prosperity and human flourishing that can flow from good governance.

New Zealand Will Not Join the US Coalition Against China Anytime Soon
July 06, 2022

New Zealand Will Not Join the US Coalition Against China Anytime Soon

By Nicholas Khoo
Wellington’s deeply ingrained tradition of foreign policy independence and robust economic ties to China serve as a considerable constraint on major policy change.

Is Jacinda Ardern Rethinking Her China Strategy?
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?

Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership
July 01, 2022

Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership

By Tadashi Iwami
The New Zealand prime minister's visit to Japan was a strategic move to reconnect with a close partner to deal with expanding security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. 
A Return to Values-based Foreign Policy in New Zealand
July 01, 2022

A Return to Values-based Foreign Policy in New Zealand

By Guy C. Charlton
As the recent U.S.-New Zealand joint statement makes clear, the values aspect in New Zealand’s diplomacy remains a priority in its Pacific diplomacy. 

Can Jacinda Ardern Save New Zealand’s Free Trade Deal With the EU?
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.

Tale of 2 Summits: Why Jacinda Ardern Said No to the Commonwealth, But Yes to NATO
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.

Why Is New Zealand’s Defense Minister Visiting South Korea?
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.
New Zealand Under Pressure as Pacific Contest Heats Up
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.

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