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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Staff at the Centre for Strategic Studies publish regularly on strategic and security issues.

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Are you missing your visits to CSS?

Missing the view from Kelburn? We have 8 images taken by VUW staff photographers that you can use as backgrounds for your conference calls and virtual meetings.

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Centre for Strategic Studies hosts NATO Secretary-General

On 5 August, the Centre for Strategic Studies hosted one of the few public addresses ever in New Zealand by a Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

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NATO Secretary-General Mr Jens Stoltenberg

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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Ambassador Kobayashi of Japan

2019 Kippenberger Public Lecture: Dr Sheila Smith on Japan's strategic dilemmas

In her lecture, Dr. Sheila Smith discussed the future of the US-Japan alliance, as Tokyo seeks to cope with a rising China, a nuclear-armed North Korea and an unpredictable US administration.

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