Reuben Steff

Dr Reuben Steff teaches International Relations and Security Studies in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato. His research predominately focuses on nuclear deterrence, NZ foreign policy, the functioning of ideology, and geopolitical competition between the US, Russia and China. He is the author of the book Strategic Thinking, Deterrence and the US Ballistic Missile Defense Project: from Truman to Obama (2014).

Dec 17, 2017

Winston Peters is softening on China – and that's not necessarily a good thing

The fiery rhetoric of campaigns gone by has been replaced by a more pro-China stance in a recent speech.

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Apr 10, 2017

No, New Zealand does not have an ‘independent foreign policy'

Facing a growing tension between a security alliance with the US and economic links with China, the idea of independence for New Zealand looks increasingly strained, writes international relations lecturer Reuben Steff.

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