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Paul Hansbury

 Paul Hansbury

Research topic:
Small powers' agency in international relations
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Foreign Policy and diplomacy International order 

Academic Profile

My research is supervised by Professors Roy Allison and Neil Macfarlane.  I have an MSc in Russian & East European Studies (St Antony's College, University of Oxford) and a BA in Politics (Birkbeck, University of London).

I have taught various courses in international relations, international security, and European politics.


Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Studentship


'Toward a New European Union Strategy for Belarus,' E-International Relations (30 May 2017)

'Bringing Belarus Back into Line,' New Eastern Europe (12 April 2017)

'Money Talks?  Belarus's Quest for Cash in the West,' Belarus Digest (7 October 2016)

'Europe's Last Dictator Steps into the Unknown' (co-authored with Christian Davies), Foreign Policy (16 September 2016)

'Brothers in Arms: Russia in Belarus's New Military Doctrine,' Belarus Digest (5 September 2016) 

Conference Papers and Presentations

'Belarus as agent: subjectivity and foreign policy in post-Soviet international relations.'  Presented at the International Congress of Belarusian Studies - Warsaw, Poland (September 2017)

'Weaker states' security policies: proactive and reactive approaches.'  Presented at the conference: Belarus in Current Geopolitical Processes - National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus (March 2017)

'A return to spheres of influence? 1991 and after.'  Presented at the conference: 25 Years Without the USSR (Minsk Dialogue Track II Initiative) - Minsk, Belarus (December 2016)

'Military alliances, Belarus, and European Security.'  Presented at the conference: Understanding Belarus's Security (Minsk Dialogue Track II Initiative) - Minsk, Belarus (May 2016) 

'An awkward partner for Moscow: Belarus-Russia relations.' Presented at the conference: Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century - London, UK (March 2016)