IFS seminar: Strategic stability<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/seminar_frank_rose_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IFS seminar: Strategic stabilityOn 6 September IFS welcomes the US Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose. What are US perspectives on the future of strategic stability?On 6 September IFS welcomes the US Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose. He will provide US perspectives on the future of strategic stability. Sverre Lodgaard (NUPI) will comment and Kristin Ven Bruusgaard (IFS) will moderate. IFS breakfast seminar: US perspectives on strategic stabilityhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/us-perspectives-on-strategic-stability
Synstnes: Den innerste sirkel<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Synstnes_innerste%20sirkel.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Synstnes: Den innerste sirkelHans Morten Synstnes har skrevet historien om den militære sikkerhetstjenesten fra krigen og frem til 2002. Hans Morten Synstnes baserer sin fremstilling på hittil hemmeligstemplet kildemateriale og kaster nytt lys over en rekke profilerte saker i norsk etterkrigshistorie.Den innerste sirkel. Ny bok om den militære sikkerhetstjenesten.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/synstnes-den-innerste-sirkel
Ny Ph.d: Britisk og tysk utenrikspolitikk likere enn antatt<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Bundeswehr_Dingo_outside_of_Mazar-e-Sharif.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Ny Ph.d: Britisk og tysk utenrikspolitikk likere enn antattHåkon Lunde Saxi ved FHS/Institutt for forsvarsstudier avla fredag 12. august sin Ph.d ved Universitetet i Oslo, Institutt for statsvitenskap.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/saxi-phd-british-german-defence-policy



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Haaland, Torunn. 2016. "The Limits to Learning in Military Operations. Bottom-up Adaptation in the Norwegian Army in Northern Afghanistan, 2007–2012". Journal of Strategic Studies, online 11 JulyHaaland, Torunn. 2016. "The Limits to Learning in Military Operations. Bottom-up Adaptation in the Norwegian Army in Northern Afghanistan, 2007–2012". Journal of Strategic Studies, online 11 July<p>​This article – based on interviews with Norwegian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) commanders and the lessons-learned database of the Norwegian Armed Forces – argues that what appear to be an inability or unwillingness to learn and adapt in war may have other explanations. The ambiguity of experiences makes lessons contested, contradictory, and fluid interpretations of confusing events. Consequently, they do not provide unequivocal guidance for adaptation. Even when lessons learned are fairly clear and agreed upon, adaptation does not automatically follow, as force autonomy may be quite limited, at least for small states in coalition operations conducted in partnership with indigenous forces.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:1.875em;line-height:26px;font-size:16px;box-sizing:content-box;color:#333333;font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">​<a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/JWQVPtxDBBz4ZrVqQIa3/full" target="_blank" style="color:#877040;text-decoration:underline;box-sizing:content-box;transition:0.3s;background:transparent;">To read the article, go to the Journal of Strategic Studies website</a>. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:1.875em;line-height:26px;font-size:16px;box-sizing:content-box;color:#333333;font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Kontakt Forsvarets høgskolens bibliotek hvis du mangler tilgang: <a href="mailto:bibl@fhs.mil.no" style="color:#877040;text-decoration:underline;box-sizing:content-box;transition:0.3s;background:transparent;">bibl@fhs.mil.no</a>​</p>
Bruusgaard, Kristin Ven. 2016. "Russian Strategic Deterrence". Survival 54 (4)Bruusgaard, Kristin Ven. 2016. "Russian Strategic Deterrence". Survival 54 (4)<p>​​Russia's intention to conduct a Ukraine-style hybrid operation against a NATO country is uncertain, but its determination to deter NATO from encroaching on Russia's security interests is clear.</p><p>Although many Western analysts are preoccupied with the likelihood of Russia plotting 'hybrid warfare' operations against NATO members, the concept itself is not an explicit part of Russian military doctrine. For Russian analysts, hybrid warfare is a Western construct. A reading of Russian military–theoretical debates shows a preoccupation with a broader concept, which can be termed strategic deterrence (<em>strategicheskoe sderzhivanie</em>). This Russian concept is part of official doctrine and strategy, and understanding it is crucial to analysing current and future Russian security and defence policy.</p><p>Strategic deterrence is the indigenous concept that encompasses what others call Russia's 'hybrid warfare doctrine', Russia's 'ability for cross-domain coercion' and Russia's 'nuclear brinkmanship'. The Russian concept, which can be translated as 'strategic deterrence', is conceived much more broadly than the traditional Western concept of deterrence. It is not entirely defensive: it contains offensive and defensive, nuclear, non-nuclear and non-military deterrent tools. These are to be used in times of peace and war – making the concept resemble, to Western eyes, a combined strategy of containment, deterrence and coercion – using all means available to deter or dominate conflict. Strategic deterrence provides a guide to how Russia may seek to influence any potential adversary, including NATO, in the future. Russia's intention to conduct a Ukraine-style hybrid-warfare operation against a NATO country is uncertain; its intention to deter NATO from encroaching on Russia's security interests is not.</p><p>The strategic-deterrence concept sheds light on the future division of labour between Russia's conventional and nuclear weapons, challenging the Western assumption that Russian nuclear weapons continue to have an elevated role in Russian strategy. It depicts de-escalation as just one part of Russian deterrence thinking, and one that may be sought with the use of tools other than nuclear weapons. And it provides details on how non-military and military tools are combined in order to influence a potential adversary's assessment of Russia. This article seeks to understand what it means when official Russian documents state that 'Russia's strategic goals and defense policy will be realized through the use of strategic deterrence'.</p><p>This article is based on insights from debates in Russian military theoretical journals, primarily <em>Military Thought</em>, the official journal of the Russian General Staff. The main contributors to this journal are senior officers and military academics, as well as some key members of the country's military leadership, including former chiefs of General Staff. Although the debates in this journal do not reflect classified elements of Russian military strategy, they are likely to reflect the most pressing issues in Russian defence policy.​</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="box-sizing:content-box;margin-bottom:1.875em;font-size:16px;line-height:26px;color:#333333;font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">​<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00396338.2016.1207945" target="_blank" style="box-sizing:content-box;color:#877040;text-decoration:underline;transition:0.3s;background:transparent;">To read the article, go to the Survival website</a>. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="box-sizing:content-box;margin-bottom:1.875em;font-size:16px;line-height:26px;color:#333333;font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Kontakt Forsvarets høgskolens bibliotek hvis du mangler tilgang: <a href="mailto:bibl@fhs.mil.no" style="box-sizing:content-box;color:#877040;transition:0.3s;background:transparent;">bibl@fhs.mil.no</a></p>
Norheim-Martinsen, Per Martin. 2016. "New sources of military change – armed forces as normal organizations". Defence Studies 16 (3)Norheim-Martinsen, Per Martin. 2016. "New sources of military change – armed forces as normal organizations". Defence Studies 16 (3)<p>​​​The literature on how European states have adapted to the post-cold war security environment ffocuses invariably on different understandings of <em>military transformation</em>, a process which is seen as inherently different from other forms of organizational change. </p><p>However, as this paper argues, new management practices, going back to the introduction of so-called New Public Management (NPM) reforms throughout Europe in the 1980s, have eventually penetrated also the last bastion of the old state – the defense sector. </p><p>Taking a critical approach to the idea of military transformation and existing theories of military change, the paper demonstrates how other international developments have pushed towards what may be seen as a "normalization" of Europe's defense sectors. This has important implications for how we approach and understand change in contemporary defense organizations.</p><p><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14702436.2016.1195234" target="_blank">To read the article, go to <em>Defence Studies </em>on the Taylor & Francis website. Limited access.​</a></p><p><a href="/hogskolene/forsvarets-hogskole/biblioteket-fhs" target="_blank">Artikkelen ligger bak betalingsmur. Ta kontakt med <b>Forsvarets høgskoles bibliotek </b>hvis du vil lese den.</a></p>

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Ny Ph.d: Britisk og tysk utenrikspolitikk likere enn antatt<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Bundeswehr_Dingo_outside_of_Mazar-e-Sharif.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Ny Ph.d: Britisk og tysk utenrikspolitikk likere enn antattHåkon Lunde Saxi ved FHS/Institutt for forsvarsstudier avla fredag 12. august sin Ph.d ved Universitetet i Oslo, Institutt for statsvitenskap.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/saxi-phd-british-german-defence-policy
Synstnes: Den innerste sirkel<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Synstnes_innerste%20sirkel.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Synstnes: Den innerste sirkelHans Morten Synstnes har skrevet historien om den militære sikkerhetstjenesten fra krigen og frem til 2002. http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/synstnes-den-innerste-sirkel
Bruusgaard: Russlands Nato-politikk<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/tkmoskvaR4724%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bruusgaard: Russlands Nato-politikkIFS Insights 1/2016 Hva er målene i Russlands politikk ovenfor Nato, og hvilke virkemidler kan Russland ta i bruk for å påvirke alliansen i årene fremover?http://forsvaret.no/ifs/bruusgaard_russlands-nato-politikk

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IFS seminar: Strategic stability<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/seminar_frank_rose_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IFS seminar: Strategic stability9/6/2016 6:30:00 AM9/6/2016 8:00:00 AM2016-09-06T08:00:00Z2016-09-06T06:30:00ZForedraghttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/us-perspectives-on-strategic-stability

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