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David Capie

David Capie is Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies and Associate Professor of International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. His research interests focus on security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, regional institutions, and New Zealand's foreign and defence policy. He was a Research Fellow at the Liu Institute at the University of British Columbia (2001-2004) and a Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (2007) and at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome (2011).  He is a member of the ASEAN Regional Forum Experts and Eminent Persons Group.

Articles by David Capie (2)

  • US-NZ defence relations: There's too much fuss about the ship visit

    Last week's announcement by US Vice President Joe Biden that Washington has accepted an invitation to send a ship to New Zealand for the navy's 75th anniversary fleet review in November was widely heralded as the end of a thirty-year standoff between the two countries over nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed vessels.  But although the announcement generated headlines in the Wall Street Journal and Time, it didn't come as much of a surprise to most New Zealanders.