Small States and the New Security Environment (SSANSE) Pop-up Think Tank - College of Arts - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

SSANSE Pop-up Think Tank

Te kuaka marangaranga, kotahi manu i tau ki te tahuna: tau atu, tau ra.
The godwit flock has arisen; one bird has come to rest on the beach: others will follow.

Welcome to the SSANSE Project Pop Up Think Tank, where we will post policy briefs and reports coming out of our research project. The SSANSE project supports policy-relevant, theoretically-informed research on the defence and foreign policy choices and challenges of small states in the new security environment. We welcome new submissions.
Policy brief format, (Word document, 32KB)

Editorial Board:
Professor Anne-Marie Brady
Professor Margarete Šešelgytė
Professor Baldur Thorhallsson
Professor Alan Tidwell

Policy briefs

anne-marie brady

China's expanding Antarctic interests: implications for New Zealand
Professor Anne-Marie Brady
University of Canterbury/ Wilson Center/ SSANSE Project Director

joe burton The reform of the UN: the part NZ can play
Dr Joe Burton
University of Waikato
placeholder How to communicate New Zealand to global audiences via new media
Professor Natalia Chaban and Dr Serena Kelly
University of Canterbury
placeholder New Zealand and disarmament: what next?
Dr Kate Dewes and Dr Lyndon Burford
Independent scholars
placeholder The emerging role of Māori business groups in New Zealand foreign affairs and trade
Dr Martin Fisher, University of Canterbury and,
Ben Mathews, Ngā Puhi, Tauranga Moana, Ngāti Porou,
University of Canterbury
beth greener NZDF Role in NZ Foreign Policy
Dr Beth Greener
Massey University
nicky hager Exploring the meanings and possibilities of an independent New Zealand foreign policy
Mr Nicky Hager
james headley Russia’s Resurgence and New Zealand
Dr James Headley
University of Otago
placeholder Imagining nonviolent foreign policy in a violent world
Professor Richard Jackson
Otago University
koochul jung New Zealand’s current relations with Korea and further areas for expansion
Mr K.C. Jung
University of Canterbury
jake lin Trading with the Great Powers: The limits of New Zealand’s Free Trade Strategy with China
Dr Jake Lin
Victoria University of Wellington
adrian macey New Zealand's climate change diplomacy: future plans and challenges
Dr Adrian H. Macey
Victoria University of Wellington
placeholder The New Sparta Modelling the Strategic Outcomes of New Zealand’s Cyber-Armament Program 2020-2040
Mr Leonardo Milani
Victoria University of Wellington
placeholder New Zealand’s future security
Dr Vickie Miller
robert patman New Zealand-US relations in the Trump era and beyond
Professor Robert G. Patman
University of Otago
steven ratuva NZ’s aid policy: what could we be doing better?
Professor Steve Ratuva
University of Canterbury
jim rolfe Should New Zealand and Australia Develop a Closer Strategic Relationship?
Dr Jim Rolfe
Victoria University of Wellington
mark rolls Strengthening ASEAN Centrality in the Regional Security Architecture in the Face of Major Power Competition
Dr Mark G Rolls
University of Waikato
placeholder Small states’ use of the military in foreign policy
Associate Professor Margarita Šešelgytė
Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania/ SSANSE Project Director
placeholder Expanding New Zealand foreign policy and trade beyond traditional partnerships
Dr Reuben Steff
University of Waikato
baldur thorhalsson The small state in the new global order
Professor Baldur Thorhalsson
Centre for Small States Studies, University of Iceland/ SSANSE Project Director
alan tidwell Re-calibrating New Zealand’s Congressional Outreach Strategy in the Days of Trump
Professor Alan Tidwell
Centre for Australia, NZ, and the Pacific, Georgetown University/ SSANSE Project Director
vangelis vitalis New Zealand's Trade Agenda to 2030
Dr Vangelis Vitalis
mark rolls

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


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