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The foreign policy of the Seychelles provides a surprising case of successful small state diplomacy counterin the claim that small states cannot achieve real influence in international affairs. We show how a pragmatic political culture serves as an effective starting poing for promoting the values and interests of the Seychelles, even when facing grreat powers such the United States and China.

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We show how small island states can successfully promote their values and interests in international affairs.

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This page is a summary of: How do small island states maximize influence? Creole diplomacy and the smart state foreign policy of the Seychelles, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, May 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/19480881.2018.1471122.
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