Campus Units

Political Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 1995

Journal or Book Title

Pacific Affairs

Volume

68

Issue

3

First Page

392

Last Page

410

DOI

10.2307/2761131

Abstract

Since 1985, political and military relations between the United States and New Zealand have been ruptured over the issue of American nuclear ship visits and nuclear power generally. In this paper, I review the nature of the ANZUS dispute, analyze the impact of this rupture in several different policy areas between the two countries, and discuss the recent events in New Zealand-United States relations that have begun to alter this situation. In particular, I focus on the apparent emergence of a dual track policy of closer political cooperation between the two countries, even as the security relationship remains fissured. Such a policy is hardly without precedent: The United States has long tolerated a dual track policy toward France and NATO. While some initiatives have been undertaken by the Clinton administration, greater efforts by both sides will still be necessary for restoration of full ties between the two nations. Further progress in the relations between New Zealand and the United States, however, will likely have to await the 1996 elections in both countries.

Comments

This article is published as McCormick, James M. "Healing the American Rift with New Zealand." Pacific Affairs (1995): 392-410. DOI: 10.2307/2761131. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Pacific Affairs, University of British Columbia

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS