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Re-Thinking New Zealand’s Independent Foreign Policy

Re-Thinking New Zealand’s Independent Foreign Policy

By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
To evaluate whether Wellington’s shift toward tighter defense cooperation is truly abandoning a long-held tradition, first we must ask what an “independent foreign policy” really means.

China’s Message to New Zealand: Don’t Risk It All

China’s Message to New Zealand: Don’t Risk It All

By Geoffrey Miller
As Li Qiang visits, his chief purpose is to remind Christopher Luxon of just how important China is to New Zealand, both economically and beyond.
New Zealand’s Geopolitical Friendly Fire Has Its Limits

New Zealand’s Geopolitical Friendly Fire Has Its Limits

By Geoffrey Miller
Australia and Canada are on the receiving end of fiery remarks made by New Zealand ministers, but there are limits to the tough talk.

AUKUS or Not, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Is Being Remade

AUKUS or Not, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Is Being Remade

By Geoffrey Miller
The AUKUS debate is incredibly important. But a reshaping of New Zealand’s foreign policy is already happening in other ways.

New Zealand’s India Outreach: Opportunities and Obstacles

New Zealand’s India Outreach: Opportunities and Obstacles

By Neel Vanvari
Foreign Minister Winston Peters’ recent visit to New Delhi was a strong indication that New Zealand has turned a page in its interactions with India. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Wang Yi’s Perfectly Timed Visit to New Zealand

Wang Yi’s Perfectly Timed Visit to New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
In New Zealand, the AUKUS tide may be turning. That creates an opportunity for China to make its case.

New Zealand’s Dilemma at the WTO’s Big Meeting in UAE

New Zealand’s Dilemma at the WTO’s Big Meeting in UAE

By Geoffrey Miller
India and the United States – two countries with which New Zealand wants much closer relations – are currently the two biggest single barriers to achieving Wellington’s goals at the WTO.
ANZMIN Signals Potential Major Shift in New Zealand Foreign Policy

ANZMIN Signals Potential Major Shift in New Zealand Foreign Policy

By Nicholas Dynon
The inaugural Australia-New Zealand 2+2 saw the new Luxon government draw closer to Australia – and AUKUS.

New Zealand’s Huge Shift in the Middle East

New Zealand’s Huge Shift in the Middle East

By Geoffrey Miller
A decision to provide intelligence support for future U.S. and U.K. airstrikes on Yemen is highly symbolic.

New Zealand Abandons Indigenous Rights and Pacific Priorities in Foreign Policy

New Zealand Abandons Indigenous Rights and Pacific Priorities in Foreign Policy

By Nina Hall and Rhieve Grey
The new government’s foreign policy priorities could jeopardize New Zealand’s relationships with Pacific Island countries. 

With New Government, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Resets on AUKUS, Gaza, and Ukraine

With New Government, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Resets on AUKUS, Gaza, and Ukraine

By Geoffrey Miller
New Foreign Minister Winston Peters has wasted no time overhauling New Zealand’s diplomatic direction.
New Zealand’s New Government Will Have Its First Diplomatic Test at COP28

New Zealand’s New Government Will Have Its First Diplomatic Test at COP28

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand has a new National-led government. What is its strategy for COP28 in Dubai?

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