Author Archives: Baldur Þórhallsson

Getur Íslands haft áhrif á ganga alþjóðamála?

Hlaðvarpsþáttur um Rödd Íslands á alþjóðavettvangi þar sem ég fjalla um möguleika Íslands til áhrifa í alþjóðamálum. Þátt­ur­inn er hluti af Frið­ar­dögum í Reykja­vík 2020: Er frið­ur­inn úti? sem haldnir eru á vegum Höfða frið­ar­set­urs Reykja­vík­ur­borgar og Háskóla Íslands, í sam­starfi … Continue reading

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Getur Ísland orðið leiðandi í mannréttindamálum?

Spurn­ingin um það hvort Ísland geti orðið leið­andi í alþjóða­sam­fé­lag­inu er sam­ofin þeirri spurn­ingu hvort lítil ríki geti látið til sín taka í alþjóða­mál­um. Norð­ur­löndin sem talin eru lítil ríki í alþjóða­kerf­inu hafa sýnt fram á að þau geta haft … Continue reading

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Hard-line Eurosceptics Clash with Eurosceptics in Iceland

New chapter about Euroscepticism in Iceland: Iceland - Hard-line Eurosceptics Clash with Eurosceptics. Most political parties represented in the Althingi, the Icelandic national parliament, are Eurosceptic in the sense that they oppose Iceland’s membership in the European Union (EU). Nevertheless, the … Continue reading

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The Nordic states Keeping Cool at the Top?

New chapter on the The Nordic states Keeping Cool at the Top? with Jóna Sólveig Elínardóttir. The Nordic states have an international reputation for being among the most advanced, liberal, and egalitarian welfare societies in the world, as well as being … Continue reading

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Decisive strategy combined with a positive image and political willingness

Doing my bit on Small States at the OECD. I had the honour to speak about the ability of small states to influence decision making in international organizations at a meeting of ambassadors of small states in the OECD at … Continue reading

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Silence is still the worst enemy

Doing my bit on queer rights at the OECD in Paris. I had the pleasure and honour to give a speech on the development on queer rights in Iceland (From Oppression to Rainbow Revolution: LGBTQ Social Progress and Legislative Victories) at … Continue reading

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U.S. and Iran in 2020

What a mess! And lively debate on Facebook. Reyni hér að setja árás Bandaríkjanna í samhengi við gang mála í Miðausturlöndum. Það að Bandaríkin taki af lífi annan valdamesta mann Íran setur átökin á milli ríkjanna á nýtt og alvarlegt … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy of Small States: Armenia and Iceland

Foreign Policy of Small States and the Shelter Theory. Presentation at the Faculty of International Relations, Yerevan State University, Armenia, 18 December 2019.

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Can Iceland have a say in the European Economic Area?

New policy brief - Iceland's role in the European Economic Area (EEA): take it or leave it, Trans European Policy Studies Association, TEPSA Briefs, November 2019.

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Shelter Theory in a nutshell

A policy brief on Shelter Theory has been published by the National University of Singapore and the Middle East Institute in Singapore.

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