Nicholas Ross Smith

Nicholas Ross Smith is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Canterbury’s National Centre for Research on Europe. His research predominately focuses on geopolitical competition in regional settings, but he also has research interests in democracy and land tenure. He is the author of the book EU-Russian Relations and the Ukraine Crisis (out December 2016 with Edward Elgar publishing).

Politics
May 4, 2017

Yes, the world is volatile right now. But don't start packing yet for WWIII

Sabre-rattling between North Korea and the US has prompted a wave of apocalyptic panic. But there are two relationships pivotal to international security, and for the moment they look stable, writes Nicholas Ross Smith.

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Politics
Nov 11, 2016

The Trump phenomenon proves that electoral politics has failed. Time to try something new

Government by lottery? Why not, says Nicholas Ross Smith – the lesson of Trump is that combating the rise of post-truth politics requires not better politicians, but systemic change.

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Politics
Jul 16, 2016

The spread of Isis and a values void in the West

Opinion: Making inroads against ISIS requires the West to rediscover its ideological confidence, argues Nicholas Ross Smith.

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Politics
Mar 24, 2016

Beyond trade, the TPP is about a new, mega-regional race for power

Opinion: Much of the commentary and analysis on the TPP has focussed on the role of corporate interests. But little attention has been paid to understanding what is driving such deals in broader foreign policy terms, writes Nicholas Ross Smith.

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