Small states in the region: from intuitive towards smart diplomacy
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Citation (published version)V. Garcevic. 2021. "Small states in the region: from intuitive towards smart diplomacy." Briefing: Political Trends & Dynamics: Diplomacy in Southeast Europe, Volume 3.
Small states, including those in the region of Southeast Europe, can successfully collaborate with complex systems such as the EU or the OSCE. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania were/are non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. Montenegro’s diplomatic achievements since its independence have exceeded expectations, yet their success is often the result of intuitive rather than well-planned diplomatic activities. Multilateralism opens avenues for small states in the global arena, which in order to play a relatively significant role, must develop “clever” diplomacy distinct from either “big” diplomacy with heavy infrastructure, or “small” diplomacy, which may not have much of infrastructure at all.