This chapter analyzes the evolution of New Zealand–United States relations over the past three decades by considering how the globalizing processes operating between these two states, and in the international system as a whole, have affected their political, military, economic, and social-cultural relations. It then focuses on how globalization has complicated and changed the relationship between these two nations. The chapter discusses how the effort to retain national sovereignty in the face of these pressures helps to account for the status of the relationship as well. In the political arena, both countries suffered some effects from the rupture. For New Zealanders, the rupture resulted in the inability of officials to have direct and ready access to the highest levels of government in the United States. Finally, the chapter identifies some areas of future collaboration between the two countries that might strengthen the relationship in the years ahead.