Author profile: Archie W. Simpson

Archie W. Simpson has been a teaching fellow in politics and international relations at a number of British universities. This includes teaching at the Universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen, Stirling, Nottingham, and most recently at the University of Bath. He is also a founding member of the Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland as well as a member of the international editorial board of the journal Small States and Territories. His main research interests are in small states, international security, grand strategy and European politics.

Using Personal Anecdotes to Reflect a Strategy for Dissertation Supervision

Archie W. Simpson • Apr 30 2021 • Articles

Supervising involves imparting knowledge and instilling the student into the culture of IR as an academic discipline. In crude terms, supervision is somewhat akin to an indoctrination process.

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

Archie W. Simpson • Mar 17 2020 • Articles

The micro-state problem emerged in the late 1960s as many newly independent; decolonised micro-states applied to join the UN in order to confirm their sovereign status.

Realism, Small States and Neutrality

Archie W. Simpson • Feb 5 2018 • Articles

For realists, neutral states can play a marginal role in the balance of power, but with the end of the Cold War there has been a lack of such a balance.

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