Under the Equator, But Not the Umbrella: New Zealand’s Acceptable Lack of American Nuclear Protection

By Megan Rohn (PO ’18) In 1951, Australia, New Zealand and the US signed the Australia New Zealand United States Security Treaty (ANZUS), a military alliance and collective security agreement between the three nations.1 Included in this treaty was the agreement that Australia and New Zealand would not pursue nuclear weapons, in exchange for being…