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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.

New Zealand’s Ardern Apologizes for Racist Dawn Raids
August 10, 2021

New Zealand’s Ardern Apologizes for Racist Dawn Raids

By Joshua Mcdonald
Ardern said it was clear that the immigration laws of the 1970s were designed to specifically target Pasifika people, indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands. 

Jacinda Ardern’s APEC Diplomacy
July 17, 2021

Jacinda Ardern’s APEC Diplomacy

By Geoffrey Miller
The meeting further built the New Zealand prime minister's reputation as a pragmatist and a coalition builder.

Ardern’s Foreign Policy Address Was Pro-US, But Not Necessarily Anti-China
July 15, 2021

Ardern’s Foreign Policy Address Was Pro-US, But Not Necessarily Anti-China

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a keynote speech on foreign policy on Wednesday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China
May 03, 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China

By Nick Perry
Ardern's unusually targeted comments against China followed growing diplomatic discontent with Wellington's stance.

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