Small States and the War in Ukraine

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The War in Ukraine signals a return to sphere of influence politics and great powers’ use of military instruments against their weaker neighbors. The consequences for small states are negative. Although some small states will find new opportunities for hedging and brinkmanship, most small states will see their chances of shaping international agendas reduced as they increasingly focus on defensive aims. To meet these challenges small states must work together to promote their shared interests: 1) A modus vivendi between the great power, which minimizes the risk of great power war as well as the annexation and invasion of smaller states, 2) a rule-based international order; 3) a relaunch the United Nations as the central arena for debates on international society among sovereign states.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransatlantic Policy Quarterly
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)87-93
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023

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