Small State Foreign Policy

POS 4405

Writing in a 2017 Foreign Policy Analysis article, Prof. Tom Long states "It is a good moment in history to be a small state." But is it? How do foreign policy decision makers attempt to navigate global and domestic challenges given their unique characteristics? Do recent global developments pose an existential threat to small states in the global system? How are they responding to these developments? This course will look at these questions by working through existing literature on small state foreign policy and recent events. As part of this course, students will produce an original independent research project (approximately 4000 words).

Credits: 3 Cr.