Aamodt and Haugom: Tilting towards Russia but anchored in NATO. Turkey’s foreign policy activism and its implications<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insight%206_2019%20forsidebilde.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Aamodt and Haugom: Tilting towards Russia but anchored in NATO. Turkey’s foreign policy activism and its implicationsTurkey strengthened ties with Russia after the military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, triggering widespread concerns that Ankara is ‘drifting away’ from NATO.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/haugom_tilting_towards_russia_but_anchored_in_nato
Seminar: Ny langtidsplan for forsvarssektoren<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2019-06-20%20LTP-seminar_ingress_foto%20Julie%20Kristiansen%20Johansen_Forsvaret.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Seminar: Ny langtidsplan for forsvarssektorenTorsdag 20. juni møttes akademikere, beslutningstakere og publikum til en åpen diskusjon om forsvarsplanlegging og innspill til ny langtidsplan.http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/ny-langtidsplan-forsvarssektoren-seminar-1
NATO's progress in meeting the new Russia challenge <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2019-06-04_Brad%20Roberts_seminar_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />NATO's progress in meeting the new Russia challenge Is NATO on the right path in adapting its defence and deterrence to Russia’s changing strategy? What other policy options are available in the short and the long term? http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/natos-progress-in-meeting-the-new-russia-challenge



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Elgsaas, Ingvill Moe. 2019. Arctic counterterrorism: can Arctic cooperation overcome its most divisive challenge yet? The Polar Journal. Elgsaas, Ingvill Moe. 2019. Arctic counterterrorism: can Arctic cooperation overcome its most divisive challenge yet? The Polar Journal. <p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">This article examines the potential for international cooperation in Arctic counterterrorism. Focus is on cooperation involving Russia and its immediate Arctic neighbours, the United States and Norway. The article discusses the evolution of hard security cooperation in the Arctic through freezes and thaws in international relations. It further discusses cooperation between Russia and NATO in the global war on terror, and how this common cause turned into a core for contention. The article draws attention to two fundamental and critical impediments to international cooperation in Arctic counterterrorism: aversion to information sharing and the problem of labelling terrorists. Throughout its discussions, the article illustrates lingering trust issues between Russia and its Western neighbours. This mistrust underscores challenges to hard security cooperation among the Arctic states in general, and to cooperation in the highly politicised field of counterterrorism in particular.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">Read the article in <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2154896X.2019.1618550?scroll=top&needAccess=true">The Polar Journal</a></span></p>
Danielsen, Helge. (2019): Military assistance, Foreign Policy, and national security, Scandinavian Journal of HistoryDanielsen, Helge. (2019): Military assistance, Foreign Policy, and national security, Scandinavian Journal of History<p class="forsvaretElement-p">From the inauguration of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program (MDAP) in 1950, until its termination in the early 1960s, Norway was among the main European beneficiaries of military assistance from the United States. Previous research on this subject has mainly seen the MDAP from the perspective of the recipient, analysing what effect the influx of large amounts of equipment had for the shape and development of the Norwegian Armed Forces. This article discusses the motives for US military assistance to Norway, and analyses this activity as an expression of US Cold War objectives concerning Norway and NATO’s northern flank. The article also explores how these objectives influenced policy making relevant to military assistance, and gives particular attention to the role of US representatives in Oslo. These actors played an important role in highlighting the politicaland strategic benefits of extensive aid to Norway.<br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Read the article in <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03468755.2019.1618391?fbclid=IwAR0uDbW2EkTC-zjURT-b0hOHSXE58yHxjMlnBPaKy2SoAXUPLPWv7alkADU">Scandinavian Journal of History</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Svenungsen, Bjørn. 2019. Vårt digitale fundament. IFS Insight 5/2019Svenungsen, Bjørn. 2019. Vårt digitale fundament. IFS Insight 5/2019<p>​<span style="color:#877040;font-family:cambria, "times new roman", serif;font-size:24px;background-color:#ffffff;">Vårt samfunn og vår velstand hviler i dag på digitale fundament. Alt vi omgir oss med i det daglige og som sørger for at samfunnet fungerer er på ulike måter avhengig av digitale nettverk. Kraftforsyning, landbruk, vannforsyning, finanstransaksjoner, media, helsetjenester, politi, forsvar og etterretning, transportavvikling, myndighetsutøvelse, valg og demokratiske prosesser. Og så videre. Dette er kjent. Men hva er egentlig dette digitale fundament? Hvordan trues det? Hvordan forsvares det?</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#877040;font-family:cambria, "times new roman", serif;font-size:24px;background-color:#ffffff;">Les <a href="/ifs/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=dd15d490-eece-4791-8487-2ca556af0f7d&TermSetId=4b35d8f5-4855-41ec-b372-51705a331088&TermId=dd4a3a72-93db-4a62-b65d-133c6bf2d32d">IFS Insight her</a>.</span></p>
Flåten, Lars Tore. 2019. India Elects: what are the implications for the country’s foreign and security policy? IFS Insight 4/2019Flåten, Lars Tore. 2019. India Elects: what are the implications for the country’s foreign and security policy? IFS Insight 4/2019<p>​The Indian election is already underway and takes place in seven phases, from 11 April to 19 May. India had entered election mode when the terror attack in Kashmir claimed the lives of forty police force personnel. This event, as well as the subsequent Indian response, placed security policy higher up on the agenda than it usually is in Indian elections. For this reason, it is pertinent to explore the foreign policy legacy of the current government in India, which is dominated by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The article also examines what is at stake for India and Asia when the country’s 900 Million eligible voters cast their ballot.<br></p><p>Read <a href="/ifs/Sider/Flaten_India_Elects_what_are-_the_implications_for_the_country’s_foreign_and_security_policy.aspx">IFS Insight here.</a><br></p>
Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2019. ‘The rise, fall, and resurgence of Nordic defence cooperation’. International Affairs 95, nr. 3 (2019): 659–680.Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2019. ‘The rise, fall, and resurgence of Nordic defence cooperation’. International Affairs 95, nr. 3 (2019): 659–680.<p class="forsvaretElement-p">​After the end of the Cold War the Nordic states gradually began to work together on military issues beyond UN peacekeeping operations, including in NATO operations, on training and education, as well as on armament development and acquisition. Between 2006 and 2013 these efforts reached their aspirational and rhetorical zenith, as the Nordic states agreed in principle to integrate their armed forces closely. The main catalyst was the conviction that small states could no longer maintain balanced and modern military forces on a purely national basis. The core countries in this integrationist experiment were Norway, Sweden and Finland. The integrationist idea soon faced insurmountable difficulties and expensive setbacks, leading to its quiet abandonment by early 2014. At approximately the same time, the Ukrainian crisis caused a change in the Nordic states' perception of Russia, from a difficult partner to a strategic challenger. The need to work together to meet Russia's revisionist challenge in the Nordic–Baltic region produced a resurgence in Nordic defence cooperation, focused on making the Nordic armed forces able to operate together in a crisis rather than full-blown defence integration. Nordic cooperation today serves as a complement to NATO, the EU and enhanced bilateral cooperation with the major Western states.<br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Read the article in <a href="https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/95/3/659/5426080">International affairs </a><br></p>

 

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