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New Zealand’s Mixed Messaging on the Beijing Olympic Boycott
December 14, 2021

New Zealand’s Mixed Messaging on the Beijing Olympic Boycott

By Christopher Edward Carroll
New Zealanders and traditional allies alike are looking for a strong stance from the Ardern government.
New Zealand’s Conflicted China Strategy
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.

Australia Joins US in Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics
December 09, 2021

Australia Joins US in Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics

By Nick Perry
PM Scott Morrison said the decision stemmed from China’s human rights abuses as well as generally strained ties.

Decoding Nanaia Mahuta’s First Foreign Trip
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.

New Zealand’s APEC Moment Is Virtually Here
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.
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.

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