John Key

A Pacific Arc of Instability?

By Ben Schaare Though the Pacific Islands are envisaged as idyllic paradises insulated from high politics, many are facing internal troubles that could see the region become a new “arc of instability” for Australia, New Zealand, and the United States…

The Leaderboard: Gerry Brownlee

Who is he? Gerry Brownlee is a lawmaker with New Zealand’s National Party, representing the Christchurch suburb of Ilam. He is the third-ranking member of Prime Minister John Key’s cabinet and his portfolio includes managing the government’s legislative agenda and…

New Zealand’s Election Results

John Key’s National Party won a general election victory in New Zealand on September 20, 2014. Our Pacific Partners Initiative breaks down the electoral results that will determine membership of the next New Zealand parliament in this infographic.   Share

Friday Five: February 1, 2013

North Korea announced that following its successful satellite rocket launch in December 2012, it plans to conduct a nuclear test in the near future. CSIS’s Korea Chair Victor Cha has written about this at length, anticipating a provocation in the…