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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.

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.
New Zealand’s Subtly Shifting Foreign Policy
January 28, 2022

New Zealand’s Subtly Shifting Foreign Policy

By Lifang Peng
In the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic and the China-U.S. trade war have forced the New Zealand government to diversify its trade and diplomatic relations.

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.

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’s Relationship With Japan May Be About to Change
August 07, 2021

New Zealand’s Relationship With Japan May Be About to Change

By Geoffrey Miller
As the Tokyo Olympics come to an end, the very successful Japan-New Zealand partnership may be about to become a lot more complicated.

New Zealand’s Statement on China’s Cyberattacks: A Shot Across the Bow
July 22, 2021

New Zealand’s Statement on China’s Cyberattacks: A Shot Across the Bow

By Geoffrey Miller
A statement issued by the New Zealand government alleging Chinese state involvement in hacking goes much further than a simple, pro forma endorsement of the views of New Zealand’s allies.

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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