Cold War history
History of international relations
Language & politics, rhetoric, neutrality, non-alignment, small states, (self-)representations, public diplomacy, borders, norms & values in (international) politics
I am writing a PhD dissertation on the public rhetoric of neutral and non-aligned states during the 1960s cold war. I am focusing on how these states described and justified their controversial foreign policy choice to international audiences. I am interested in the ways of speaking and arguing in the international society, in changing ideas on neutrality and on the role of normative language in foreign policy rhetoric.