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Iceland's relations with the USA and the Nordic states

This article is predicated on the assumption that small states need economic, political and societal shelter in order to prosper, and applies this theory to the case of Iceland in the period 1941–2006 – from the American occupation of Iceland … Continue reading

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Studying small states: a review

Inaugural issue of Small States & Territories, a timely new academic journal initiated and edited by Godfrey Baldacchino. My article in the journal offers an overview of the development of small states studies. 'Studies of small states have never been as … Continue reading

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Iceland and Brexit

Op-ed in Morgunblaðið (based on this study co-authored with Anders Wivel) on the impact of Brexit on the Nordic states (in particular, Iceland). The chapter is from a forthcoming Routledge book. The study was also cited in this recent Bloomberg News article.

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Iceland’s alignment with the EU–US sanctions on Russia

Article in Global Affairs co-authored with Pétur Gunnarsson is now freely available. The article explores Iceland's participation in sanctions against Russia over its aggression in Ukraine. It is shown that the Icelandic government considered withdrawing its support for the sanctions, in large … Continue reading

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Russian aggression

Two interviews about Russian aggression and interference in the Western world. The British government reaction to reports of Russian assassinations in London appear to be too lenient. Síðdegisútvarpið. Morgunblaðið. Morgunblaðið K100 radio.

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Secrets and lies

Spies, the growing Russian threat, political chaos in Britain and the United States. A less secure world? Discussions on international affairs in Viglínan (the Front Line), a Saturday news show on the Icelandic Channel 2 TV station.

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Masculinity

Few worls on stereotypes in a brilliant new internet TV series on LGBTQ+ rights by the Icelandic National Radio.

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Brexit and small states

Forthcoming chapter (co-authored with Anders Wivel) in the The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit (Routledge, 2019), edited by P. Diamond, P. Nedergaard, and B. Rosamond. The aim of the chapter is to unpack how Brexit influences small states in Europe. The … Continue reading

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Student magazine

The BA students in Political Science at the University of Iceland have published a new issue of their magazine. The issue includes a summary of a new study (published in Global Affairs, co-authored with Pétur Gunnarsson) on Iceland's participation in sanctions … Continue reading

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Iceland and Brexit

There is considerable interest in Norway about the position of the Icelandic government on Brexit. A paper on Iceland and Brexit: Island and Brexit: ‘Icexit’ fra söknaden om eu-medlemskap?

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