Workshop reports

Workshop reports will be published approximately one month after the events take place.

“Small States and the New Security Environment” held at the
Nordic House, Reykjavik 26 June 2018.

Policy briefs

Professor Baldur Thorhallson and Researcher Sverrir Steinsson
Professor and Research Director for the Centre for Small State Studies University of Iceland and NATO Project Country Director of SSANSE
The Theory of Shelter

Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe
Professor University of Loughborough
Rethinking the Cold War Small States- The US, Russia, and the Origins of Cooperation and Competition in Denmark,Norway, Iceland, and the Arctic

Professor Robert P Wheelersburg
Professor Elizabethtown College
North Atlantic Small State Security, 2025-NATO West Nordic Security Zone

Gustav Petursson
PhD Candidate University of Lapland, Finland
NATO´s Policy on Civil Resilience-Added Value for Small States?

Dr Steven Murphy
Post-Doctoral Researcher in the SSANSE Project-University of Iceland
European Small State Neutrals and NATO

Professor Alan Tidwell
Professor and Co-director of SSANSE-Georgetown University
Building Shelter in Washington-The Politics of Small State Engagement

Professors Anders Wivel, Rasmus Mariager,  and Clara Lyngholm K. Mortensen
University of Copenhagen
Denmark at War- Patterns and Developments in Denmark´s Military Engagement

Silja Bara Omarsdottir
Adjunct Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Researcher in the SSANSE Project
Risks and Threats in Small State- Icelanders´Perceptions of Security

Zivile Marija Vaicekauskaite
Young researcher in the SSANSE Project- Vilnius University
Security Strategies in the Nordic Baltic Region: Towards Enhanced Regional Defence Cooperation

Nearinga Bladaite
PhD Candidate in the SSANSE Project- Vilnius University
Building a Security Shelter Against Hybrid Threats and Systemic Challenges- Case of the Baltic States

Professor Martin Dangerfield
Professor University of Wolverhampton
Defence Policies of Small States in Central Europe-The Role of Visegrad Cooperation

Matus Misik
Assistant Professor Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
External Energy Policy of the EU- Small Member State Perspective

James Rogers
Assistant Professor War Studies, University of Southern Denmark
Small States and Armed Drones

Hillary Briffa
PhD Candicate Kings College London
Malta- Bridge of the Mediterranean-Neutrality as a Small State, Status Seeking Grand Strategy

Vahram Ter-Matevosyan and Narek Mkrtchyan 
American University of Armenia
Croatia and Armenia-A Comparison of Foreign and Security Policy Orientations of Two Small European States

Ryan Knight
MA Candidate in the SSANSE Project Georgetown University
Confronting Corruption and State Capture in Moldova

Professor Tinatin Khidasheli
PhD Candidate, Caucasus University, Tblisi, Georgia
Thinking Out Loud about NATO in Georgia and Georgia in NATO

Professor Ian Taylor
Professor St. Andrews
The Specific Security Challenges of Small States in Africa

Dr. Imad K. Harb
Director of Research and Analysis Arab Center Washington DC
Self Preservation and Strategic Hedging in the GCC

Brahim Saidy
Assistant Professor Quatar University
Quatar´s Defense Policy, a Different Tradition of a Small State

Professor Anne-Marie Brady
Professor and the Partner Country Project Director of SSANSE, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
A New Model for New Zealand-China Relations

Dr Rebecca Strating
Lecturer in Politics and Early Career Research La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Balancing, Bandwagoning or Hedging? Small States and Security Alliances in the Asia-Pacific

Professor Stephanie Lawson
Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University Sydney, Australia
Contending Security Interests in Oceania

Toby Dalley
Young Researcher- University of Canterbury
The Dillemas of Energy Security for a Small State

 

 

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“Small states and the changing global order: NZ faces the future” held at the
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 3-4 June 2017.

Programme

Conference report

Policy briefs

 

Professor Anne-Marie Brady
University of Canterbury/ Wilson Center/ SSANSE Project Director
Looking for points in common while facing up to differences:
 a new model for New Zealand-China relations
China’s expanding Antarctic interests: implications for New Zealand

Dr Joe Burton
University of Waikato
The reform of the UN: the part NZ can play

Professor Natalia Chaban
and Dr Serena Kelly
University of Canterbury
How to communicate New Zealand to global audiences via new media

Dr Kate Dewes
and Dr Lyndon Burford
Independent scholars
New Zealand and disarmament: what next?

Dr Martin Fisher
and Ben Mathews
University of Canterbury, Ngā Puhi, Tauranga Moana, Ngāti Porou
The emerging role of Māori business groups in New Zealand foreign affairs and trade

Dr Beth Greener
Massey University
NZDF Role in NZ Foreign Policy

Mr Nicky Hager
Author
Exploring the meanings and possibilities of an independent New Zealand foreign policy

Dr James Headley
University of Otago
Russia’s Resurgence and New Zealand

Professor Richard Jackson
University of Otago
Imagining nonviolent foreign policy in a violent world

Mr K.C. Jung
University of Canterbury
New Zealand’s current relations with Korea and further areas for expansion

Dr Jake Lin
Victoria University of Wellington
Trading with the Great Powers: The limits of New Zealand’s Free Trade Strategy with China

Dr Adrian H. Macey
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand’s climate change diplomacy: future plans and challenges

Mr Leonardo Milani
Victoria University of Wellington
The New Sparta Modelling the Strategic Outcomes of New Zealand’s Cyber-Armament Program 2020-2040

Dr Vickie Miller
MFAT
New Zealand’s future security

Professor Robert G. Patman
University of Otago
New Zealand-US relations in the Trump era and beyond

Professor Steve Ratuva
University of Canterbury
NZ’s aid policy: what could we be doing better?

Dr Jim Rolfe
Victoria University of Wellington
Should New Zealand and Australia Develop a Closer Strategic Relationship?

Dr Mark G Rolls
University of Waikato
Strengthening ASEAN Centrality in the Regional Security Architecture in the Face of Major Power Competition

Associate Professor Margarita Šešelgytė
Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania/ SSANSE Project Director
Small states’ use of the military in foreign policy

Dr Reuben Steff
University of Waikato
Expanding New Zealand foreign policy and trade beyond traditional partnerships

Professor Baldur Thorhalsson
Centre for Small States Studies, University of Iceland/ SSANSE Project Director
The small state in the new global order

Professor Alan Tidwell
Centre for Australia, NZ, and the Pacific, Georgetown University/ SSANSE Project Director
Re-calibrating New Zealand’s Congressional Outreach Strategy in the Days of Trump
New Zealand’s Potential in Small State Peacemaking

Dr Vangelis Vitalis
MFAT
New Zealand’s Trade Agenda to 2030

Dr Corey Wallace
Free University of Berlin
Dealing with a Proactive Japan