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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.
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?

How Will New Zealand Respond to Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?
February 24, 2022

How Will New Zealand Respond to Russia’s Ukraine Invasion?

By Geoffrey Miller
The lack of an autonomous sanctions regime will limit Wellington's options in the crisis.

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.
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.

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 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 Quiet China Shift
July 01, 2020

New Zealand’s Quiet China Shift

By Anne-Marie Brady
The Ardern government is using deliberately ambiguous tactics to deter an increasingly aggressive partner while (so far) avoiding punishment.

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