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New Zealand and disarmament: Where national and global interests converge

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmall states and the changing global order
Subtitle of host publicationNew Zealand faces the future
EditorsAnne-Marie Brady
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-18803-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-18802-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameThe World of Small States
ISSN (Print)2627-5996
ISSN (Electronic)2627-6003

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Over several decades, New Zealand has built a strong, bipartisan record for constructive disarmament and arms control policies. This chapter surveys that record, highlighting its implications for New Zealand and for the country's ongoing contributions to multilateral diplomacy related to international security. New Zealand's record in this field contributes significantly to its reputation as a relatively independent, principled international actor. It reflects and reinforces the country's role as a champion of a rules-based international order, and defender of the rights and interests of small states.

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