The project begins in February 2017 and ends in December 2019. Throughout the whole period the project directors will participate in outreach activities to promote the findings of the study.

The project will deliver a package of theoretically-informed, academically rigorous, evidence-based, policy-relevant research on the defence and foreign policy choices and challenges of small states in NATO and NATO partner small states as they face the new security environment. The findings will be promoted at public events in New Zealand, Iceland, and the USA. They will be published as an edited book, academic articles, book chapters, and theses.

Another main goal of the project is to train young researchers who can use their work as a stepping stone to careers in diplomacy, defence, and academia.

3-4 June 2017 at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Workshop, back to back with the conference „Small states and the changing global environment: NZ faces the future.“

Further information about the conference call.

In July 2017 a workshop report will be published.

January-June 2018 at the University of Iceland, Iceland in cooperation with the Centre for Small State Studies.

One day conference „Small states and the new security environment: the view from NATO and partner states.“

Young researchers report on findings.

In July 2018 a workshop report will be published.

January-April 2019 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, USA.

Half day seminar where the project directors will present the main conclusions to DC-based small states studies specialists, students, journalists, NGOs and diplomats.

2019 – Book project

Project leaders complete editorial work for publication.

The edited book will be based on policy relevant papers, disseminating research findings on small states and security.

December 2019

All young researchers projects completed.