New Zealand and Disarmament: Where National and Global Interests Converge

  • Lyndon Burford
  • Kate Dewes
Part of the The World of Small States book series (WSS, volume 6)


Over several decades, New Zealand has built a strong, bipartisan record for constructive disarmament and arms control policies. This contributes significantly to its reputation as a relatively independent, principled international actor. It reflects and reinforces New Zealand’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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lyndon Burford
    • 1
  • Kate Dewes
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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