Over the last two decades, New Zealand state sovereignty has experienced a period of considerable challenges. The advent of intensified globalization coincided with profound changes in New Zealand's national identity and how it views its role in the world. Far from being besieged by globalization, New Zealand sovereignty has adapted to and, in some respects, even extended itself in this new global environment. By most standards, the performance of the New Zealand state over this period has been agile and remarkably effective. It would be inaccurate to say that New Zealand sovereignty is currently under siege from globalization. While the New Zealand state has preserved or even enhanced its sovereignty by transforming itself in conditions of globalization, the success of its efforts will ultimately depend on working with other nation-states, multilateral institutions, and non-state actors to ensure that globalization becomes a positive force for all.