11 November 2020

New article on Small State Diplomacy after the Corona Crisis

In a newly published article in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Anders Wivel (University of Copenhagen) and Revecca Pedi (University of Macedonia) analyze small state diplomacy during the first wave of COVID-19 in spring 2020. Wivel and Pedi identify the characteristics of successful small state crisis diplomacy and unpack the implications for small state diplomacy in general. They argue that small state diplomacy in the corona crisis illustrates the potential of activist small state diplomacy using smart and entrepreneurial policies to forge plurilateralist small and middle power cooperation. However, the need for great power shelter may increase in later stages of the crisis.

All open access.