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Jacinda Ardern Strikes a Softer Tone on China
August 02, 2022

Jacinda Ardern Strikes a Softer Tone on China

By Geoffrey Miller
Throughout a recent speech, New Zealand’s prime minister was mild with her criticism of China and optimistic about the health and future of the bilateral relationship.

New Zealand Will Not Join the US Coalition Against China Anytime Soon
July 06, 2022

New Zealand Will Not Join the US Coalition Against China Anytime Soon

By Nicholas Khoo
Wellington’s deeply ingrained tradition of foreign policy independence and robust economic ties to China serve as a considerable constraint on major policy change.
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?

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.

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