The Centre for Strategic Studies is New Zealand’s leading institution for research and public engagement on strategic, foreign policy and security issues.

Through media commentary, research, public events and outreach, the Centre seeks to contribute to an informed public discussion on New Zealand’s security interests, and regional and global security challenges.

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Panel Discussion: US Foreign Policy in the Biden administration

The CSS hosted a public panel discussion looking at US foreign policy under the incoming Biden administration and its implications for New Zealand and the Indo-Pacific Region.

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CSS webinars are now available for viewing

During the pandemic, the Centre for Strategic Studies has held a number of webinars on subjects from the impact of COVID in Southeast Asia to the challenges facing the Biden Administration.

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Biden and Democracy: Implications for New Zealand

The more Wellington can define its Biden-era US relationship around global governance challenges, the more room there is for the inclusive view of international politics that suits New Zealand, writes Prof. Rob Ayson.

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Incline: NZ's place in the world

Incline, edited by CSS Director Dr David Capie and Professor Robert Ayson, is an independent website which publishes analysis and commentary on issues and trends that impact New Zealand's international relations.

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