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New Zealand’s Ardern Continues Tilt Toward the West at the UN
September 28, 2022

New Zealand’s Ardern Continues Tilt Toward the West at the UN

By Geoffrey Miller
The Russia-Ukraine War was a major dividing line at the U.N. General Assembly, and Ardern largely spoke with those of a similar mindset.

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. 

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.

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.

As Biden Wraps First Asia Trip, Ardern Heads to the US
May 24, 2022

As Biden Wraps First Asia Trip, Ardern Heads to the US

By Geoffrey Miller
Biden’s meetings in South Korea and Japan – along with a change of government in nearby Australia – will set the scene for the New Zealand PM’s trip to the United States.
Jacinda Ardern Is Bringing New Zealand Closer to the US
May 03, 2022

Jacinda Ardern Is Bringing New Zealand Closer to the US

By Geoffrey Miller
The New Zealand prime minister’s speech to this week’s U.S. Business Summit in Auckland signals a closer alignment with the West – and skepticism toward China.

Jacinda Ardern’s Trip to Japan and Singapore Is About More Than Just Trade
April 19, 2022

Jacinda Ardern’s Trip to Japan and Singapore Is About More Than Just Trade

By Geoffrey Miller
What are the motivations behind the New Zealand prime minister’s first foreign trip since February 2020?

New Zealand’s Australia-Friendly Response to China-Solomon Islands Security Deal
March 29, 2022

New Zealand’s Australia-Friendly Response to China-Solomon Islands Security Deal

By Geoffrey Miller
The Ardern government’s response seems to be calculated to show unity with Australia on China policy.

How Significant Is New Zealand’s New Russia Sanctions Law?
March 09, 2022

How Significant Is New Zealand’s New Russia Sanctions Law?

By Geoffrey Miller
The law was motivated by a desire to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine but will have long-term implications for New Zealand’s policy toward China as well.
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.

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