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United Kingdom
Newcastle University
International Relations, Foreign Policy, (Soft) Power, Strategic Narratives, Identity, Small States, Bhutan, Qatar, Gulf Arab States
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About Me

A political scientist specialized in international relations, foreign policy, (soft) power, strategic narratives, identity, small states, Bhutan, Qatar, Gulf Arab States.
A researcher highly experienced in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Sites of field research span Bhutan, India, Qatar, Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles:
Barr M., Feklyunina V., Theys S. (2015) Introduction: The Soft Power of Hard States, Politics, 35 (3-4), pp. 213-215.


Bhutan’s international presence and the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. E-IR:

Interviewing Elites. Politics Blog:

Behind the Scenes: the story of an Editorial Assistant. Politics Blog:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Bhutan, Qatar

Research Areas

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