About me/media

Welcome to geoffreymiller.info

My name is Geoffrey Miller – I’m an international geopolitical analyst with the Democracy Project, an initiative hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  I also run the geopolitics.nz consultancy – understand the world through New Zealand eyes.

For my freelance German-English translation business, please see Geoffrey Miller Translations.

Contact me:

E-mail me at geoffreymiller@gmail.com.

Call me on my New Zealand mobile number +64 20 4162 8939, or on my WhatsApp/Signal number +49 175 712 5676.

You can also find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Xing and TikTok.

About me:

My qualifications include a B.A. Hons. degree from the University of Otago (graduating in 2007) and an M.A. from Victoria University of Wellington (2011). A profile about me is available on the University of Otago website.

Together with Mark Blackham of Blackland PR, I run the MP careers study which has been updated after each New Zealand election since 2014.

Languages:

Sprachrohr article April 2022

Article in Sprachrohr (BDÜ German translators’ association magazine), April 2022

I’m a native speaker of English and a fluent speaker of German, as I lived in Germany for many years. I also speak Swedish and Spanish. My main focus now is on learning Arabic and Russian – I’ve also lived in the Middle East (Egypt, Oman, Tunisia) and in Belarus.

I sometimes make short videos to practise my language skills – please see my YouTube channel for these. For example, you can watch my Arabic video from April 2021 on New Zealand’s relations with the Middle East (English subtitles are available by clicking the ‘CC’ button).

Media/publications/talks:

Items authored or co-authored by me are marked with two asterisks (**). Other items are either interviews with me, or quote/reference me.

 

2022:

International Analyst sees China, US escalation as ‘quite worrying’ (Today FM, 8 August, 5-minute interview with Wilhelmina Shrimpton on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme)

Ardern stresses importance of Beijing ties (China Daily, 6 August)

Geoffrey Miller on the China Business Summit (The Platform, 9 August, 14-minute interview with Sean Plunket on the station’s breakfast programme, video)

**Jacinda Ardern strikes a softer tone on China (Democracy Project, 1 August, also republished by Newshub, Newsroom, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), The Diplomat, MSN, The Australian, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Platform, The Daily Blog, Evening Report)

Chinese President not likely to push for Taiwan reunification any time soon (Today FM, 1 August, 4-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme)

Five months of the war in Ukraine – what’s the situation now (Today FM, 25 July, 4-minute interview with Wilhelmina Shrimpton on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme)

Joe Biden’s controversial trip to Saudi Arabia could help New Zealand reset its own relationship with the Middle East (Democracy Project, 18 July, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Stuff, The Australian, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), MSN, The Daily Blog. Also printed in the Dominion Post, Press and Waikato Times newspapers on 19 July 2022)

Prime Minister could travel to Saudi Arabia if trade deal is revisited (Today FM, 18 July, 5-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme)

The rise of the diplomats (National Business Review, 17 July)

Analysis: New Zealand has to deal with China on its own to ensure economic and trade relations with its allies (Voice of America (VOA) Chinese-language service, 14 July, see also VOA tweet)

The Pacific Leaders Forum w/ Geoffrey Miller (bFM, 13 July, 9-minute interview with Stella Huggins on the station’s lunchtime news programme ‘The Wire’)

The Press, 19 July 2022

The Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting begins today in Fiji, the geopolitical tensions and climate change are likely to be centre stage (Today FM, 11 July, 6-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme)

1/200 Episode 165 – Boris Gone-son (1/200 podcast, discussion of my piece at the 44:30 mark)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s China speech may please Beijing (Australian Financial Review, 7 July)

Geoffrey Miller: “The UN needs reform” (Newstalk ZB, 7 July, 4-minute interview with Heather du Plessis-Allan on the station’s drive programme, see also YouTube video with related news bulletin segments)

**Is Jacinda Ardern rethinking her China strategy? (Democracy Project, 4 July, also republished by Newshub (see also Newshub Facebook post, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), The Australian, The Diplomat (see also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), MSN, The Daily Blog, Breaking Views, The Platform)

New Zealand received ‘very mediocre deal’ in EU free trade agreement (Today FM, 4 July, 5-minute interview with Trudi Nelson on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme)

Expert analyses current state of relationship between New Zealand and China (Newshub, 1 July, 3-minute interview with Ingrid Hipkiss on the ‘Newshub Late’ programme)

Rumours around NZ-EU FTA aren’t good (Newstalk ZB, 29 June, 5-minute interview with Heather du Plessis-Allan on the station’s drive programme)

Interview on Sweden and Finland joining NATO and Jacinda Ardern’s trip to Europe (Today FM, 29 June, 5-minute interview with Mel Homer on the ‘Lloyd Burr Live’ drive programme)

Jacinda Ardern to attend first ever NATO summit in Spain (Today FM, 27 June, 5-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme, see also video excerpt)

**Can Jacinda Ardern’s starpower save New Zealand’s free trade deal with the EU? (Democracy Project, 27 June, also republished by Newshub, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), The Diplomat, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Daily Blog, Breaking Views, Tribune Content Agency

The world’s view on… (The Observer, 26 June 2022)

The Observer, 26 June 2022

As Jacinda Ardern heads to Europe, analysts ask whether New Zealand is being dragged into Nato (New Zealand Herald, 25 June)

The PM’s Europe agenda (The Spinoff, 21 June, ‘The Bulletin’ daily e-mail newsletter)

Jacinda Ardern heads to Europe to talk war and trade (New Zealand Herald, 20 June, also published in print in the NZ Herald and Otago Daily Times on 21 June)

Great to see NZ embrace NATO (Kiwiblog, 20 June)

**Tale of two summits – why Jacinda Ardern said no to the Commonwealth, but yes to NATO (Democracy Project, 20 June, also republished by Newshub, Stuff, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Australian, The Diplomat, The Daily Blog, 9DASHLINE, Breaking Views, Asia Pacific Report)

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invited to attend latest NATO meeting (Today FM, 20 June, 6-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the station’s ‘First Light’ programme)

Trans-Tasman Relations Healthier (Fiji Sun, 18 June)

Geoffrey Miller on NZ–South Korea relations (The Platform, 17 June, 20-minute interview with Sean Plunket on the station’s breakfast programme)

Australia’s foreign minister talks up ‘close friendship’ with New Zealand (Stuff, 17 June)

Australia’s Penny Wong says partnership with New Zealand ‘indispensable’, following meeting with Nanaia Mahuta (Newshub, 16 June, 2-minute video report including interview clips with me)

Pacific security should be a matter for ‘Pacific family’ – Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong (Radio New Zealand, 16 June)

Commentator on Wong’s visit to NZ (Radio New Zealand, 16 June, 6-minute interview with Kim Hill on the station’s ‘Morning Report’ programme)

**Why is New Zealand’s defence minister visiting South Korea? (Democracy Project, 13 June, also republished on Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), The Australian, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Diplomat, Breaking Views, The Platform, foreignaffairs.co.nz)

Geopolitical expert breaks down Defence Minister’s ‘recalibration’ in Pacific dealings (Today FM, 13 June, 6-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the early morning ‘First Light’ programme)

What’s New Zealand’s plan as superpower rivalry escalates in the Pacific? (South China Morning Post, 12 June)

New Zealand’s Desire of “Collaboration” (Missing Piece podcast, 10 June, 47-minute interview with journalist Will Li, see also Spotify audio version)

Bryce Edwards: The problem of “blindly following” the US against China (Democracy Project, 9 June, also republished on NZ Herald)

China in the Pacific: Nanaia Mahuta, Chinese ambassador on US statement (New Zealand Herald, 3 June)

Developments in the Indo-Pacific (talk and discussion with the U3A Tauranga International Affairs group, 2 June)

Eye On Asia: China and the Pacific Islands (Asia Media Centre, 2 June)

China threatens to put NZ in freezer with Australia (The Australian, 2 June)

China Warns New Zealand Against Squandering Relationship (Dow Jones Newswires, 2 June, see also Wall Street Journal version of the piece which appeared in print on 3 June under the heading ‘Chinese Envoy Threatens New Zealand Trade’)

China’s diplomatic push in the Pacific continues in Tonga (Radio New Zealand, 1 June, 5-minute interview on the ‘Morning Report’ programme)

International analyst: ‘We’ve got a part time Foreign Minister’ (Today FM, 31 May, 4-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the early morning ‘First Light’ programme)

International analyst: China is starting a long-term push for influence in the Pacific (Newstalk ZB, 31 May, 4-minute interview on the ‘Early Edition’ programme with Kate Hawkesby, see also Newstalk ZB Facebook post)

Nanaia under pressure (Kiwiblog, 31 May)

Interview with Ani O’Brien (The Platform, 30 May, 10-minute interview on the afternoon programme, audio not currently online)

Mahuta might have missed a trick but other ministers are braying about more millions for Pacific peoples’ employment (Point of Order, 30 May)

**Nanaia Mahuta under pressure as Pacific’s geopolitical Great Game heats up (Democracy Project, 30 May, also republished on Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Stuff, Newsroom, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Australian, Breaking Views)

Michael Laws interviews Geoffrey Miller, foreign affairs specialist from the Democracy Project (The Platform, 26 May, 12-minute interview with Michael Laws on the station’s morning programme about NZ’s response to China’s growing interest in the Pacific, see also The Platform Facebook post)

Will 21-year-old Russian soldier really spend his life in prison? (Today FM, 24 May, 5-minute interview with Lloyd Burr on the ‘Lloyd Burr Live’ drivetime programme)

‘No substitute for face to face diplomacy’ International analyst on PM’s US trip (Today FM, 24 May, 5-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the early morning ‘First Light’ programme)

New Zealand joins world powers in Indo-Pacific economic alliance (Radio New Zealand, 24 May, also republished on NZ Herald – my comments were also included in a 4-minute audio package on the Morning Report programme)

Interview with Michael Laws (The Platform, 24 May, 18-minute interview on the implications of New Zealand’s latest military commitment to support Ukraine, see also The Platform Facebook post)

The Bulletin (24 May, daily newsletter from The Spinoff, includes reference to my 23 May article about Jacinda Ardern’s US trip)

Solomon Islands and China expected to formally sign security pact this week (Radio New Zealand, 23 May, 3-minute interview with Māni Dunlop on the station’s Midday Report programme)

**Albanese’s Australian election victory and Biden’s trip to Asia set the scene for Ardern’s US trip (Democracy Project, 23 May, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ, also RNZ Facebook post), Stuff (also in print in The Dominion Post newspaper on 24 May),  The Platform, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Diplomat, MSN, Breaking Views)

Ardern heading West on foreign policy (Kiwiblog, 9 May)

The Dominion Post (Wellington), 24 May 2022

Crossing the diplomatic line: When do ambassadors get expelled? (23-minute podcast from ‘The Detail’, produced by Newsroom/Radio New Zealand (RNZ), 5 May, also available on Newsroom and Newshub (see also The Detail Facebook post, Newshub Facebook post, also included in ‘The Week in Detail’ roundup)

**Jacinda Ardern continues to forge a more US-friendly foreign policy (Democracy Project, 4 May, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ, also RNZ Facebook post), Stuff (including in print in the Dominion Post (Wellington) and Press (Christchurch) newspapers on 5 May 2022), The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post), MSN, Tribune Content Agency, Breaking Views

US financial aid to Pacific better than diplomats – expert (5-minute interview on Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report programme, 4 May)

NZ Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) e-mail newsletters referencing my articles from 22 February23 March, 7 April and 28 April

**Neues Jahr – neues Glück! Tipps vom anderen Ende der Welt [‘New Year’s resolutions – tips from the other side of the world] (Sprachrohr, the member magazine from the Rhineland-Palatinate branch of the German Association of Interpreters and Translators, BDÜ)

The Dominion Post, 5 May 2022

The Dominion Post, 5 May 2022

‘Lack of enthusiasm for Macron’ as voters work to keep out Le Pen (Today FM, 26 April, 5-minute radio interview on ‘First Light’ with Rachel Smalley)

The future direction of New Zealand foreign policy (Radio New Zealand, 25 April, 15-minute radio interview with Bryan Crump on RNZ’s special Anzac Day programme)

How successful was NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s April 2022 tour of Japan and Singapore? (Newstalk ZB, 24 April, 1-minute news report on the 7am news bulletin)

International expert on China-Solomon Islands agreement (Radio New Zealand, 22 April, 4-minute interview with Māni Dunlop on the Morning Report programme)

Can Marine Le Pen win the French presidential election 2022? (Today FM, 22 April, 5-minute interview on ‘First Light’ with Rachel Smalley)

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter (from the Asia Media Centre/Asia New Zealand Foundation, 21 April – link to and summary of my article from 19 April about Jacinda Ardern’s trip to Japan and Singapore)

The Press 20 April 2022 p. 24

The Press, 20 April 2022, p. 24

**Jacinda Ardern’s trip to Japan and Singapore about more than just trade (Democracy Project, 19 April, also republished by Newshub, Stuff, New Zealand Herald (also NZ Herald Facebook post), The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post), Tribune Content Agency, Breaking Views, The Buzz.

‘Beginning of a much bigger assault’ – International analyst on Russia’s bombardment (Today FM, 19 April, 5-minute interview on ‘First Light’ with Rachel Smalley)

Why are we not taking refugees from Ukraine? (Kiwiblog, 15 April)

New Zealand’s Aid Package to Ukraine (95bFM, 13 April, 8-minute radio interview)

Why did New Zealand decide to send ‘lethal aid’ weaponry to Ukraine? (Today FM, 12 April, 6-minute radio interview on ‘First Light’ with Rachel Smalley)

**Jacinda Ardern and Nanaia Mahuta struggle in Ukraine lethal aid debate (Democracy Project, 11 April, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), The Diplomat, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post))

‘Horrendous’ – Reactions to the deteriorating situation in Ukraine (Today FM, 4 April, 4-minute interview with Rachel Smalley on the ‘First Light’ programme)

Russia’s war on Ukraine marks start of new Cold War: foreign affairs analyst (Euromaidan Press, 31 March, also Euromaidan Press Facebook post)

**New Zealand’s Australia-friendly response to China-Solomon Islands security deal (Democracy Project, 30 March, also republished by Stuff, Radio New Zealand (RNZ, also RNZ Pacific Facebook post), Newshub, The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post)

Letter in The Press (Christchurch) responding to my Ukraine piece from 23 March (The Press, 25 March)

The Russia Effect: Geopolitical order (Today FM, 25 March, 24-minute podcast with World News Editor Kate Gregan)

The Week in Politics: Unfriendly fire and plaudits as govt changes tack on Covid-19 (Radio New Zealand, 25 March)

International analyst: Govt could give more to help Ukraine if it wanted to (Newstalk ZB, 22 March, 3-minute interview with Mike Hosking on the Mike Hosking Breakfast, see also Newstalk ZB Facebook post and full audio with related news bulletin clips)

**How important is New Zealand’s new military support for Ukraine? (Democracy Project, 22 March, also republished by Stuff (also published in print in The Dominion-Post (Wellington) and The Press (Christchurch) newspapers, 23 March), Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post),  Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), Newsroom, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), MSN),

Interview with Serena Kelly, Deputy Director, National Centre for Research on Europe/University of Canterbury for ‘The presence and profile of the EU in New Zealand’ research project (60 minute interview via Zoom, 21 March)

Interview about China’s potential role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (Firstlight with Rachel Smalley, Today FM, 21 March)

Consequences of taunting the bear: Russia in Ukraine (Rachel Smalley, National Business Review, 18 March – paywalled article + (free) audio interview)

New Zealand to reopen border next month (The Spinoff’s ‘The Bulletin’ daily newsletter, 17 March – link and summary of my article from 16 March about the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on NZ’s refugee policy and China strategy)

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter (from the Asia Media Centre/Asia New Zealand Foundation, 16 March – link to and summary of my article from 10 March about New Zealand’s new Russia Sanctions Act)

**Russia’s war on Ukraine puts New Zealand’s refugee policy and China strategy in sharper focus (Democracy Project, 16 March, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Radio New Zealand, Newsroom (also Newsroom Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post, MSN)

Russia, Ukraine war: Cases for and against expelling Russian Ambassador to New Zealand (Newshub, 12 March)

**How significant is New Zealand’s new Russia sanctions law? (Democracy Project, 10 March, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Radio New Zealand (RNZ, also RNZ Facebook post), Newsroom (also Newsroom Facebook post), The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA, also NZIIA Facebook post), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post)

International analyst: NZ sanctions against Russia have taken a while to be introduced (Newstalk ZB, Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby, 8 March 2022, 5-minute radio interview)

NZ Herald 8 March 2022

New Zealand Herald, 8 March 2022

New Zealand Parliament to pass sanctions bill with urgency (New Zealand Herald, 8 March)

**Putin’s invasion of Ukraine gives New Zealand a lot to think about (Democracy Project, 4 March, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Stuff, Newsroom (also Newsroom Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Platform (also The Platform Facebook post), Daily Examiner (also Daily Examiner Facebook post))

**Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will change New Zealand’s foreign policy (Democracy Project, 4 March, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Newsroom (also Newsroom Facebook post), The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) (also NZIIA Facebook post), Daily Examiner (also Daily Examiner Facebook post))

U.S., Allies Are Ramping Up Sanctions on Russia, but One Country Is Sitting Out (Wall Street Journal, 1 March)

What should New Zealand’s response be to Russia’s invasion? (Radio New Zealand (RNZ), ‘Lately’ with Karyn Hay, 24 February, 8-minute audio interview)

**New Zealand’s response to Russia – sanctions or diplomacy? (Democracy Project, 24 February, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Stuff, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Newsroom (also Newsroom Facebook post), The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA))

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter (from the Asia Media Centre/Asia New Zealand Foundation, 17 February – link to and summary of my article on impact of Antony Blinken’s visit to Pacific from 14 February)

‘Community or Chaos’ radio interview on New Zealand’s role in Ukraine-Russia crisis (55-minute joint interview with Robert Patman on OAR FM radio Dunedin, 15 February, see also programme page)

Otago Daily Times, 2 February 2022

International analyst: War in Ukraine would affect oil prices and NZ trade (Newstalk ZB, 14 February, 5-minute audio interview)

**Ukraine, Russia and China behind Antony Blinken’s flying visit to South Pacific (Democracy Project, 14 February, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Newsroom (also Newsroom Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) (also NZIIA Facebook post), Daily Examiner (also Daily Examiner Facebook post))

**How should New Zealand respond to the Ukraine-Russia crisis? (Democracy Project, 31 January, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand (RNZ), Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), Daily Examiner, BFD)

2021:

New Zealand hardens position on China, warning about growing threat to Pacific security (Straits Times, Singapore, 23 December)

**China strategy dominates New Zealand’s foreign policy year (Democracy Project, 10 December, also republished by Radio New Zealand, Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post),  BFD (also BFD Facebook post), Daily Examiner (also Daily Examiner Facebook post); see also Peace Action Wellington Facebook post, Reddit post

**Decoding Nanaia Mahuta’s first foreign trip (Democracy Project, 15 November, also republished by Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post).

Otago Daily Times, 27 October 2021

APEC: World leaders to meet virtually tonight (Radio New Zealand, 12 November, see also the related 4-minute audio report that includes my comments)

New Zealand’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai (Magic Talk, 5-minute radio interview, 2 November)

The Olympics of trade and industry (Radio New Zealand, 23-minute podcast with text summary, 2 November)

**Aotearoa New Zealand and the Gulf (Zoom webinar to Middle East & Islamic Studies Aotearoa (MEISA), 28 October, available to watch on YouTube)

**Geopolitics behind NZ-UK free trade deal (Democracy Project, 22 October, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), Otago Daily Times, The Diplomat (also The Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) (also NZIIA Facebook post), BFD)

**Expo 2020 Dubai – will New Zealand’s investment pay off? (Democracy Project, 1 October, also republished by Newshub, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA)).

Impact of Aukus on New Zealand foreign policy (talk and discussion with the U3A Tauranga International Affairs group, 23 September)

**New Zealand could be the big winner of Aukus fallout (Democracy Project, 20 September, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Radio New Zealand (also Reddit post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, BFD)

Experts warn exclusion from AUSUK pact could see New Zealand miss out on future catastrophic wars (The Civilian, 17 September)

New Zealand declares ban on Australian nuclear-powered submarines in its territorial waters (in Chinese, World Journal (New York), 17 September)

World Journal, 17 September

World Journal, 17 September

AUKUS’s impact on New Zealand: Nuclear policy ‘unchanged’, Five Eyes ‘will endure’ in face of new defence pact (Newshub, 16 September)

Aukus submarines banned from New Zealand as pact exposes divide with western allies (The Guardian, 16 September)

Foreign policy expert: NZ’s exclusion from AUUKUS could be a benefit (Newstalk ZB, 17 September, including 3-minute radio interview)

9/11 anniversary: Twenty years on, is al-Qaeda on the verge of a resurgence? (Newshub, 11 September)

20 years on: the legacy of September 11 (Radio New Zealand, 11 September)

**How 9/11 changed New Zealand’s foreign policy (Democracy Project, 7 September, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, The Diplomat

**Covid-19’s impact on New Zealand’s diplomacy continues (Democracy Project, 3 September, also republished by Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, The Diplomat)

**Zoom interview with Dr. Xiang Gao of the University of New England (Australia) on New Zealand/Australian foreign policy, 2 September

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter (from the Asia Media Centre/Asia New Zealand Foundation, 25 August – link and summary of my article on Afghanistan’s impact on NZ foreign policy from 25 August)

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter, 21 July 2021

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter, 21 July 2021

**Afghanistan & the Indo-Pacific (Asia Media Centre, 25 August, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, The Diplomat (also Diplomat Facebook post)

**Climate change report a reminder of UN’s clout (Democracy Project, 12 August, also republished by The Diplomat (also Diplomat Facebook post), New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), BFD

**New Zealand’s Olympic-sized relationship with Japan may be about to change (Democracy Project, 6 August, also republished by Newshub, Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), Asia Media Centre, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and The Diplomat (also Diplomat Facebook post), BFD)

**Talk and discussion with University of New England (UNE) language students (led by Dr. Miriam Neigert) about the translation industry, 29 July

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter (from the Asia Media Centre/Asia New Zealand Foundation, 28 July, link and summary of my article about New Zealand’s statement on cyberhacking from 20 July)

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter (from the Asia Media Centre/Asia New Zealand Foundation, 21 July, link and summary of my article on Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) conference speech on the Indo-Pacific)

**NZ’s statement on China a shot across the bow (Democracy Project, 20 July, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), The Diplomat (also Diplomat Facebook post), Radio New Zealand, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, BFD)

Labour’s Louisa Wall calls for diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, for leaders to turn down invitations (Newshub, 17 July)

**Jacinda Ardern’s APEC diplomacy could be the start of something bigger (Democracy Project, 17 July, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), The Diplomat (also Diplomat Facebook post), Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), BFD)

Channel 33 Chinese TV interview (Channel 33, recorded on 15 July for broadcast on 17 July – my segments have English audio and are at the 7.15, 10.20 and 23.00 minute marks)

**Ardern’s foreign policy address pro-US, but not necessarily anti-China (Democracy Project, 15 July, also Newshub, The Diplomat (also Diplomat Facebook post), Asia Media Centre, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, BFD)

PM uses ‘Indo-Pacific’ in foreign policy speech, pushes for global effort on Covid (5-minute radio interview with Andrew Dickens drive show on Newstalk ZB, 14 July, also Newstalk ZB Facebook post)

Radio New Zealand Facebook post, 11 July 2021

Radio New Zealand Facebook post, 11 July 2021

**Ardern’s chance to set the stage for busy few months of diplomacy (Democracy Project, 9 July, also republished by Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), BFD)

**Dunedin conference another opportunity to signal foreign policy direction (Democracy Project, 30 June, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), BFD )

**Benjamin Netanyahu’s exit may be a chance for New Zealand to reset its relationship with Israel (Democracy Project, 25 June, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), the New Zealand Herald, Radio New Zealand and Stuff)

**Worst could be yet to come for New Zealanders’ perceptions of China (Democracy Project, 16 June, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), the New Zealand Herald, BFD)

**New Zealand’s relationship with Saudi Arabia faces increasing scrutiny (Democracy Project, 11 June, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), BFD)

Asia Digest e-mail newsletter (from the Asia Media Centre/Asia New Zealand Foundation, links and summaries to my articles in newsletters published on 5 May and 9 June)

**Trends emerge in New Zealand’s relations with China (Democracy Project, 4 June, also republished by the New Zealand Herald (also NZ Herald Facebook post), Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post) and Radio New Zealand).

**Nanaia Mahuta’s words matter – but is there more than meets the eye? (Democracy Project, 28 May, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Radio New Zealand (also RNZ Facebook post), BFD)

**Foreign affairs funding largely on ice as new priorities emerge (Democracy Project, 21 May, also republished by Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post), Radio New Zealand, BFD)

**NZ could play mediating role in Gaza conflict – but does it want to? (Democracy Project, 17 May, also republished by the New Zealand Herald, Newshub (also Newshub Facebook post) and Radio New Zealand)

New Zealand condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs but won’t call it ‘genocide’ (‘The World’ public radio programme, 11 May)

New Zealand-China relationship: Aotearoa’s balancing act of trade and human rights (Newshub, 8 May)

New Zealand ‘shadow boxes’ over Xinjiang amid pressure to speak up (Nikkei Asia, 7 May)

Standing firm on China and Five Eyes (New Zealand Herald editorial, 5 May, see also screenshot)

Reuters via The Star (Malaysia), 4 May 2021

New Zealand’s Ardern says differences with China becoming harder to reconcile (Reuters, 3 May, republished in newspapers such as Otago Daily Times, Straits Times (Singapore), The Star (Malaysia, see screenshot), Jakarta Post. Translated into Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

**Something for everyone in Ardern’s speech on China (Democracy Project, 3 May, also published on Newshub as Jacinda Ardern’s business summit speech shows New Zealand’s approach to China is changing (also Newshub Facebook post), BFD)

**New analysis of Nanaia Mahuta’s statements offers clues to her foreign policy agenda (Democracy Project, 29 April)

**Nanaia Mahuta’s foreign policy reset: the first six months (Democracy Project, 29 April, also published on Newshub on 30 April as **Nanaia Mahuta has achieved something remarkable and isn’t afraid to take NZ’s foreign policy in a different direction, also Newshub Facebook post)

NZ Herald, 5 May 2021

Raising the ghost of Helengrad: Big Govt is back (Sunday Star-Times, 14 March)

**Analysis: Career diversity among MPs could act as bulwark against populist revolt (Radio New Zealand, 27 February)

MPs ‘over-qualified’ (print only – see screenshot, Whanganui Chronicle and other NZME regional papers (e.g. Bay of Plenty Times, Northern Advocate, Hawke’s Bay Today), 22 February)

Whanganui Chronicle, 22 February 2021

Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World” (Scoop, 20 February),

From wool shed to Beehive: Research reveals MPs’ colourful career histories (Stuff, 16 February)

New Zealand MP careers research 2021: Newstalk ZB coverage (Newstalk ZB, February, audio via YouTube)

**MP Careers Research Shows “Very Diverse Parliament” (Democracy Project, 14 February, also published on Scoop)

**MP Career Research 2021 (Blackland PR, February 2021)

**End of feud between Arab countries and Qatar may restore NZ’s hopes for trade deal (Radio New Zealand, 6 January)

 

2020:

Euronews interview, 16 October 2020

**New Zealand’s surprising relationship with the Middle East (Democracy Project, 29 November)

**Foreign policy in a pandemic – Nanaia Mahuta’s first challenges as foreign minister (Democracy Project, 3 November)

Live interview on ‘Asia First’ breakfast programme (Channel News Asia CNA 938 radio, Singapore, 19 October, item not currently available online)

Reuters article in Jerusalem Post, 18 October 2020

Reuters article carrying my comments published in the Jerusalem Post, 18 October 2020

New Zealand’s Ardern wins ‘historic’ re-election for crushing COVID-19 (Reuters, 17 October)

Ardern wins landslide re-election in New Zealand vote (Reuters early report on NZ election night, 17 October, via China Daily)

‘Jacindamania’ set to return Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM (Al Jazeera English, 16 October)

Live interview on ‘Euronews Tonight’ (Euronews TV, 16 October, item not currently available online)

New Zealand’s Ardern and Collins make final pleas to voters before election (Reuters, 16 October, also translated into Spanish as Ardern y Collins hacen el último esfuerzo por ganarse el voto de los neozelandeses and into French as ‘Jacindamania’ devrait renvoyer Jacinda Ardern au poste de Premier ministre néo-zélandais)

Expatriate New Zealanders seen boosting Ardern’s election bid (Reuters, 30 September)

New Zealand divided over historic marijuana vote (Reuters, 25 September)

**New Zealand has role to play in resolving crisis on ‘geopolitical fault line’, Helen Clark says (Democracy Project, 18 September)

Facebook post from TODAY (Singapore) linking to early Reuters article, 17 October 2020

Facebook post from TODAY (Singapore) linking to early Reuters report on NZ election night, 17 October 2020

**Government was ‘way too slow’ in using NZDF to assist with Covid-19, ex-Defence Minister says (Democracy Project, 11 September, also republished by TVNZ)

**Winston Peters tweet appreciated but more NZ support needed as Belarus crisis deepens (Democracy Project, 21 August)

**Belarus crackdown: New Zealand needs to speak out against post-election violence, Auckland-based Belarusian man says (Democracy Project, 15 August, also republished by the New Zealand Herald, Stuff and Radio New Zealand)

**Democracy Project podcast (throughout 2020, featuring in-depth interviews and discussions with figures including Wayne Mapp, Sue Bradford, Heather Roy, Murdoch Stephens, Sirous Amerian, Aleksandra Dikan, Vadim Chausov, Matt McCarten, Josh Van Veen, Gerard Hehir, Mark Blackham, Nikita Kent and others).

2019:

**Weekly Radio 1 political panel with John Moore (audio, 16 December, 9 December, 2 December, 25 November, 18 November, 11 November, 4 November, 29 October, 21 October, 14 October, 7 October, 30 September, 16 September, 9 September, 2 September)

Al Jazeera “doing a sterling job covering the situation” in Sudan (Your NZ, 12 June)

Al Jazeera reporting in Sudan, Your NZ

Al Jazeera “doing a sterling job covering the situation” in Sudan (Your NZ, 12 June 2019)

Worldwide coverage of Christchurch mosque massacres (Your NZ, 17 March)

2018:

What your job says about you (Blackland PR, 4 November)

Political Roundup: What’s wrong with our politicians? (NZ Herald, 31 October)

MP careers: NZ’s 52nd Parliament (Blackland PR, 30 October)

A breed apart? MPs are now birds of a different feather (Dominion-Post, 23 October)

Budget 2018: How social media reacted (Radio New Zealand, 17 May)

German reaction to Ardern visit (Your NZ, 19 April)

Jacinda Ardern meets with Aussie counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney (NZ Herald, 2 March)

2017:

The House representing the middle class (Newsroom, 4 October)

National, NZ First MPs share backgrounds (Otago Daily Times, 3 October)

Young voters are looking for substance (Your NZ, 14 June)

5 ways Key and Trump are alike

5 ways Key and Trump are alike (Weekend Herald, 26 November 2016)

Political Roundup: Youthquake unlikely to shakeup NZ politics (NZ Herald, 14 June)

2016:

All the Kiwis who got the US election result wrong (Kiwiblog, 2 December)

Political Roundup: Labour languishing outside the zeitgeist (NZ Herald, 29 November)

**John Key v Donald Trump – the five similarities (Weekend Herald, 26 November)

Key’s departure “will leave Parliament exposed” (Your NZ, 21 November)

**John Key New Zealand’s only bulwark against ‘Trump effect’ (National Business Review, 18 November)

Political Roundup: In defence of Gareth Morgan’s new party (NZ Herald, 5 November)

Political science congress snippets (Your NZ, 27 July)

Troubled by Trump? Meet Rodrigo ‘The Punisher’ (Radio New Zealand, 12 May)

Political roundup: The search for New Zealand’s Trump (NZ Herald, 25 April)

MPs’ occupations (Kiwiblog, 24 April)

Is NZ ready for a Trump (or Sanders)? (Your NZ, 24 April)

**Is New Zealand ready for its own Donald Trump? (Herald on Sunday, 24 April)

More generalist and careerist MPs (Your NZ, 21 April)

MPs increasingly lacking work experience outside politics (Newstalk ZB, 20 April)

What did MPs do before Parliament? (NZ Herald, 20 April)

Political roundup: Increasing hatred for John Key? (NZ Herald, 29 February)

Could we end up like Sweden? (Kiwiblog, 26 February)

Political roundup: Is ‘political violence’ escalating in NZ? (NZ Herald, 25 February)

Dangerous level of political vitriol (Your NZ, 24 February)

2015:

Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget (NZ Herald, 22 May)

2014:

Miller on Dotcom (Kiwiblog, 9 October)

NZ Twitter top 100

Twitter Top 100 (Herald on Sunday, 17 August 2014)

**The Downfall of Kim Dotcom (The Diplomat, 6 October)

**Twitter 2014: Left! Left, right, left! (Herald on Sunday, 28 September)

**Twitter 2014: Colin’s campaign of colour & cringe (Herald on Sunday, 21 September)

**New Zealand election: National party’s John Key claims victory – as it happened (Guardian live blog, 20 September)

**Election rules not enough to stop Twits (Newshub/3 News, 20 September)

**Decision 14: Top tweets (Newshub/3 News, 20 September)

**Twitter 2014: Short and tweet on tax policy (Herald on Sunday, 14 September)

**Der Deutsche Kim Dotcom wirbelt den Wahlkampf durcheinander (Der Tagesspiegel, 12 September)

Dirty politics part of the job – study (Stuff, 8 September)

One third of MPs are ‘career politicians’ – study (NZ Herald, 8 September)

Professional politicians at heart of ‘dirty politics’ (Scoop, 8 September)

**Twitter 2014: Election jibes hog tweetspace (Herald on Sunday, 7 September)

Twitter Top 100: My take (Matthew Beveridge, 5 September)

A closer look at the Twitter top 100: Print journalists (Matthew Beveridge, 4 September)

A closer look at the Twitter Top 100: The right wing pundits (Matthew Beveridge, 3 September)

A closer look at the Twitter Top 100: The left wing pundits (Matthew Beveridge, 2 September)

A closer look at the Twitter Top 100: TV/Radio Journalists (Matthew Beveridge, 1 September)

Geoffrey Miller : politics, media, language, translation, travel (National Library record, 31 August)

**Twitter 2014: Twitter puts own spin on debate (Herald on Sunday, 31 August)

**Twitter 2014: Top 100 list sparks tweet storm (Herald on Sunday, 24 August)

Hashtag electioneering wields clout

Twitter 2014 column (Herald on Sunday, 13 July 2014)

**Twitter 2014: Dirty Politics – the verdict in brief (Herald on Sunday, 17 August)

**Top 100 tweeters to follow this election (Herald on Sunday, 17 August)

**Twitter 2014: Epsom all a-twitter; but will it count? (Herald on Sunday, 10 August)

**Twitter 2014: Satirists are quite the characters (Herald on Sunday, 3 August)

**Roy Morgan New Zealand election poll results (audio, Radio Live, 1 August)

**Twitter and Facebook use in the 2014 New Zealand General Election (video, Dunedin TV, 29 July, alternative link)

**Twitter 2014: Tweets ahead of the news again  (Herald on Sunday, 27 July)

**The debate about a debate, and media bias (NZ Herald, 25 July)

**Twitter 2014: Twitter hype fills lull in election race (Herald on Sunday, 20 July)

**Twitter 2014: Hashtag electioneering wields clout (Herald on Sunday, 13 July)

**Twitter trickery, Twiplomacy, and Facebook fakes (NZ Herald, 9 July)

Labour’s surprisingly smart and successful weekend  (NZ Herald, 8 July)

Internet Mana Party – bound to succeed or doomed to fail? (NZ Herald, 11 June)

People: Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival official opening (Otago Daily Times, 14 May)

**Act Party selects new leader Jamie Whyte and Epsom candidate David Seymour (audio, Radio Live, 3 February)

2013:

Politics round-up: Who’s killing local democracy? (NZ Herald, 29 September)

Politics round-up: Who runs New Zealand in 2013? (NZ Herald, 20 September)

Labour’s future: unity or bloodbath? (NZ Herald, 13 September)

2012:

Political Marketing

Political Marketing – Principles and Applications (2009)

Political round-up: May 24 – Budget day (NZ Herald, 24 May)

Political round-up: Banks and Dotcom (NZ Herald, 30 April)

2009:

**ACT New Zealand and branding (Routledge, ‘Political Marketing: Principles and Applications’ 1st edition, 16 August)

2008:

SST on Hide (Kiwiblog, 5 October)

ACT conference (Kiwiblog, 14 March)

**Act’s dilemma – what’s in a name? (NZ Herald, 11 March)

2007:

**Why Small Parties Fail: a Case Study of Act New Zealand (‘Political Science’ journal, 1 December)

New blog (The Standard, 6 November)

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