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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.

Why Is New Zealand’s Defense Minister Visiting South Korea?
June 13, 2022

Why Is New Zealand’s Defense Minister Visiting South Korea?

By Geoffrey Miller
When it comes to geopolitical strategy, New Zealand and South Korea are becoming closer by the day.
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.

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.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Change New Zealand’s Foreign Policy
March 01, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Change New Zealand’s Foreign Policy

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand is preparing new domestic sanctions legislation in response, a signal that its long-held balancing between East and West may be at an end.

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.

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.
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.

How 9/11 Changed New Zealand’s Foreign Policy
September 10, 2021

How 9/11 Changed New Zealand’s Foreign Policy

By Geoffrey Miller
The impact of the tragedy changed the course of U.S. foreign policy. It changed the trajectory of New Zealand’s foreign policy, too.

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for New Zealand
August 27, 2021

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
What unfolds in Kabul could have far-reaching implications for New Zealand’s geopolitical position.

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.

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