Reuben Steff

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Lecturer, University of Waikato

Dr Reuben Steff teaches New Zealand foreign policy, international relations and security studies in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato. Prior to becoming a lecturer, he spent two-and-a-half years in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade working on international security and strategic policy.

His research on nuclear deterrence, the emerging technological arms race and the security dilemma examines the nature of contemporary great power competition. Additionally, he is conducting research on New Zealand's place in the 'NZ-China-US triangle', the dynamics of the North Korean nuclear crisis, and the implications of artificial intelligence for international and Asia-Pacific security.

He is the co-author of Security at a Price: The International Politics of US Ballistic Missile Defense (Rowman & Littlefield, November 2017) and recently published 'Examining the Immanent Dilemma of Small States in the Asia-Pacific: The Strategic Triangle between New Zealand, the US and China', Pacific Review (January, 2018) and ‘New Zealand's Relations with the US and China: A Survey of the NZ Strategic Studies Community,’ The Kiwi Strategist Blog, February 2018). 

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