2 March 2020
Caitríona Heinl, ‘Developing an effective security strategy in Ireland: Lessons from the cyber domain’, Commentary for the Nortia/IIEA seminar series on ‘Strategy building for small states in European security and defence, Heinl
Ireland has a unique global brand as a smaller, even-handed state with balanced foreign policy approaches, strong moral and soft power. Irish interests include support for multilateralism and the international rules-based order, the pursuit of a militarily neutral/non-aligned defence policy and a strong track record of cooperation with like-minded partners. It is imperative, therefore, that our approaches to national security, whether relayed by way of a new national security strategy or through the reform of existing security structures, work to complement, align and support Irish interests and values. The original commentary published as part of the series on ‘The security and defence of small states: Nortia Blogs @IIEA’ is available here.