PODCAST – In this, the 24th episode of A View from Afar for 2022 political scientist Dr Paul Buchanan and host Selwyn Manning examine whether there is, in reality, such a thing as foreign policy independence in today’s world.
Specifically, Paul and Selwyn examine the following questions:
- What does it mean to be foreign policy independent, and what would independence look like?
- How is foreign policy independence different from foreign policy autonomy and flexibility?
- What factors inhibit or constrain foreign policy independence (domestic and international)?
- In an interdependent world can FP independence be a realistic objective?
- And finally: is FP independence possible for a small state in this era, if it ever was, and conversely, do great powers really exercise independence in their foreign affairs?
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