Assessing our future strategic environment
For New Zealand to have a Defence Force that meets the challenges of an unstable and uncertain security environment, Defence decision-makers need reliable and thorough advice that enables them to plan well in advance. They need a clear picture of the international strategic environment, what this will look like in the future, and its implications for Defence. Our Policy Branch leads the provision of this advice.
We work closely with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to analyse and provide advice on Defence Force proposals and policies that support long-term delivery and affordability of, for example, Defence estate and personnel issues.
Our leadership role in Defence Assessments and Defence White Papers means we are well placed to contribute to a range of policy initiatives led by agencies across the wider intelligence and security sector, from space policy to maritime and cyber security.