Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cartoon in Morgunblaðið

The newspaper article on the Icelandic Left gained attention in the Right wing media and spurred them to make to make a cartoon on the subject. I have gotten used to being criticized for my work in Morgunblaðið but this is … Continue reading

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The disunity of the Icelandic Left

I wrote a newspaper article in today’s Fréttablaðið about the causes of the Left’s historic defeat in the last general election. It has received some attention and is being hotly debated online. Not everyone is equally pleased.

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Discussing Scotland on the Icelandic National Radio

Yesterday I gave an interview with the Icelandic National Radio on the possible independence of Scotland through next year’s referendum. The focus was on how Scotland would function as an independent small state. My colleagues and I recently published an article on … Continue reading

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Centre for Small State Studies in the Media

The news that the Centre for Small State Studies recieved a Jean Monnet centre of excellence grant has attracted some attention in the Icelandic media in the last few days. Here is an interview with me from Tuesday in Morgunblaðið. The … Continue reading

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Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Small State Studies

The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland has been awarded a centre of excellence grant from the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The Centre for Small State studies will thus become a Jean Monnet Centre of … Continue reading

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Scotland as an Independent Small State

Í veftímaritinu Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla birtist nýverið grein eftir Alyson Bailes,  Baldur Þórhallsson  og Rachael Johnstone  undir heitinu Scotland as an Independent Small State: Where would it seek shelter? Þar velta greinarhöfundar fyrir sér kostum og göllum sem Skotlandi myndi … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s EU Council Presidency

The Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University has published new pictures on their website from their recent conference on Lithuania’s EU Council Presidency. Here I am with my colleagues Ramunas Vilpisauskas, director of the Institute of International Relations … Continue reading

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International Workshop on the Nordic and Baltic Small States

Here are a few picture from an international workshop on the Nordic and Baltic small states at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, University of Vilnius. It was held in October 2012.

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The Scandinavian Way to Europe

In 2002, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) published a special issue of its journal, Scandinavian Studies, titled: The Scandinavian Way to Europe. It is the best selling volume of any previous publication by Scandinavian Studies and is intended to be … Continue reading

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Lithuania’s presidency of the European Union

When Lithuania again became an independent and sovereign state, it immediately applied for membership of the European Union in order strengthen its sovereignty. In the coming months this small state will hold the presidency of the European Council and will … Continue reading

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