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.

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

Policy briefs

anne-marie brady

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

joe burton

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

placeholder Professor Natalia Chaban and Dr Serena Kelly
University of Canterbury
How to communicate New Zealand to global audiences via new media
placeholder Dr Kate Dewes and Dr Lyndon Burford
Independent scholars
New Zealand and disarmament: what next?
placeholder Dr Martin Fisher, University of Canterbury and,
Ben Mathews, Ngā Puhi, Tauranga Moana, Ngāti Porou,
University of Canterbury
The emerging role of Māori business groups in New Zealand foreign affairs and trade
beth greener Dr Beth Greener
Massey University
NZDF Role in NZ Foreign Policy
nicky hager Mr Nicky Hager
Exploring the meanings and possibilities of an independent New Zealand foreign policy
james headley Dr James Headley
University of Otago
Russia’s Resurgence and New Zealand

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

koochul jung Mr K.C. Jung
University of Canterbury
New Zealand’s current relations with Korea and further areas for expansion
jake lin Dr Jake Lin
Victoria University of Wellington
Trading with the Great Powers: The limits of New Zealand’s Free Trade Strategy with China
adrian macey 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

placeholder Dr Vickie Miller
New Zealand’s future security
robert patman Professor Robert G. Patman
University of Otago
New Zealand-US relations in the Trump era and beyond
steven ratuva Professor Steve Ratuva
University of Canterbury
NZ’s aid policy: what could we be doing better?
jim rolfe

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

mark rolls Dr Mark G Rolls
University of Waikato
Strengthening ASEAN Centrality in the Regional Security Architecture in the Face of Major Power Competition
placeholder 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
placeholder Dr Reuben Steff
University of Waikato
Expanding New Zealand foreign policy and trade beyond traditional partnerships
baldur thorhalsson Professor Baldur Thorhalsson
Centre for Small States Studies, University of Iceland/ SSANSE Project Director
The small state in the new global order
alan tidwell

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

vangelis vitalis Dr Vangelis Vitalis
New Zealand's Trade Agenda to 2030
mark rolls

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


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