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Small State Diplomacy after the Corona Crisis

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
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Revecca Pedi University of Macedonia, Department of International and European Studies Thessaloniki Greece

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Anders Wivel University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science Copenhagen Denmark

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Summary

The aim of this essay is to discuss and assess the effects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic on small state diplomacy. The essay identifies the characteristics of successful small state crisis diplomacy and unpacks the implications for small state diplomacy in general. Small states crave stability and predictability and seek shelter from international institutions and great powers. International crises are understood as particularly acute for small states because the limited capacity and capabilities of these states leave them with a small margin of time and error and vulnerable to risks and threats. However, small state diplomacy in the spring 2020 corona crisis illustrates the potential of activist small state diplomacy using smart and entrepreneurial policies to forge plurilateralist small- and middle-power co-operation.

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