Åpenhet og akademisk frihet<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Apenhet%2020180502%20ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Åpenhet og akademisk frihetOnsdag 2. mai diskuterer vi balansen mellom åpenhet, ytringsfrihet og hemmelighold i norsk forsvarssektor.IFS-seminar: Åpenhet og akademisk frihet i forsvarssektorenhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/åpenhet-akademisk-frihet-forsvarssektor
Omstillingskonferansen 2018: Luksusfellen<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Omstillingskonferanse%2020180321%20ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Omstillingskonferansen 2018: Luksusfellen21. mars 2018 diskuterte konferansedeltakerne hvordan Forsvaret skal unngå å gå i «luksusfellen». Representanter fra Norge, Sverige og Danmark delte erfaringer fra sine lands forsvar, i tillegg til representanter fra andre norske statlige virksomheter.Omstillingskonferansen 2018: Luksusfellenhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/omstillingskonferansen-2018
Securing the North Atlantic<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Cheaf%20meeting%2020180503%20ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Securing the North AtlanticOn Thursday 3 May, the Chief of the UK Defence Staff and the Norwegian Chief of Defence meet at IFS. IFS-seminar: Securing the North Atlantichttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/north-atlantic-peach-uk-bruun-hanssen-norway
Enhancing NATO’s readiness<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/RUSI%2020180316%20ingerss.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Enhancing NATO’s readinessIs the Atlantic Alliance politically and militarily able to respond rapidly to the major threats it is facing? The main topics of the upcoming NATO Summit in July 2018 were discussed at a partner event in London.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/enhancing-nato-atlantic-alliance
Tunsjø: The Return of Bipolarity in World Politics<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Oystein%20tungsjo%20bipolarity%20US%20china%20Ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tunsjø: The Return of Bipolarity in World PoliticsØystein Tunsjø shows why the international system has entered a new US-China bipolar system that differs from the previous US-USSR Cold War bipolar system. In his new book, Øystein Tunsjø shows why the international system has entered a new US-China bipolar system that differs from the previous US-USSR Cold War bipolar system. New book: The Return of Bipolarity in World Politicshttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Publications/Books/tunsjo-usa-china-international-system



 Artikler og bokkapitler

 

 

Røseth, Tom. 2018. "Moscow’s Response to a Rising China: Russia’s Partnership Policies in Its Military Relations with Beijing"Røseth, Tom. 2018. "Moscow’s Response to a Rising China: Russia’s Partnership Policies in Its Military Relations with Beijing"<p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">This article analyzes Moscow’s orientation toward Beijing. While China’s rise raises worries for most neighboring states, it appears that for Russia, security concerns vis-à-vis the United States and NATO outweigh other considerations. Russo–Chinese military cooperation has increased through high-tech arms trade, bilateral exercises, and improved border relations. The article asks whether Moscow is downplaying a pragmatic partnership policy in favor of a more permanent strategic approach in its military policies toward China. By pursuing arms sales and bilateral exercises, Russia allows for vulnerability in its cooperation with China, indicating a strategic partnership. At the same time, deployments along the common border point to safeguarding and pragmatic elements, revealing a not fully coherent strategy.</span><br></p>
Elgsaas, Ingvill M. 2017. "Counterterrorism in the Russian Arctic: legal framework and central actors." Arctic and North Elgsaas, Ingvill M. 2017. "Counterterrorism in the Russian Arctic: legal framework and central actors." Arctic and North <p>​Russia’s strategic interests in the Arctic coupled with a complex and diffuse terrorist threat has produced a niche topic: Arctic counterterrorism. Arctic counterterrorism is a new and underdeveloped topic that has received only limited attention. This article contributes a discussion of the legal framework and the main actors involved in countering terrorism in the Russian Arctic. The author finds that the legal framework for counterterrorism is extensive yet centered in core documents. Similarly, counterterrorism involves many and varied actors united in a relatively simple and streamlined national system for counterterrorism. Current legal regulation and organisation provide a solid base that may support efficient management of counterterrorism, also in the Arctic. A notable strength is the concentration of coordination responsibilities in the hands of one central actor, the FSB. Another important characteristic is that the system is symmetrical and follows Russia’s federal organisation with coordinating bodies for all regions including those in the Arctic. Counterterrorism legislation is kept up to date and the trend is towards tougher punishments and a wide understanding of terrorist offenses. A potential weak spot is the unclear role of the newly formed National Guard. The uncertainty surrounding the role of the National Guard in the fight against terrorism may challenge the FSB and weaken coordination of the system for counterterrorism in the future.</p><p><a href="https://narfu.ru/upload/iblock/377/06_Elgsaas.pdf">Read the article here. </a><br><br></p>
Petersson, Magnus. 2018. "‘The Allied Partner’: Sweden and NATO Through the Realist–Idealist Lens." In The European Neutrals and NATO Non-alignment, Partnership, Membership? Edited by Andrew Cottey. PalgravePetersson, Magnus. 2018. "‘The Allied Partner’: Sweden and NATO Through the Realist–Idealist Lens." In The European Neutrals and NATO Non-alignment, Partnership, Membership? Edited by Andrew Cottey. Palgrave<h2 class="forsvaretElement-H2">About the book<br></h2><p class="forsvaretElement-p">This book provides the first detailed comparative analysis of the unusual partnership between the main European neutral states and NATO. Neutrality and alliance membership are fundamentally incompatible, but through the vehicle of NATO’s post-Cold War partnerships the European neutral states and NATO have found a way to bridge this gap and cooperate with one another. </p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Based on case studies of Austria, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland written by leading experts, this book explores the detail of each country’s relationship with NATO, the factors shaping those relationships and whether any of these states are likely to abandon neutrality and join NATO. </p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">The book also contributes to broader work on foreign policy by exploring different explanations of the European neutral states’ foreign and security policy choices.<br><br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">This book will be of interest to scholars of the European neutral states, NATO and European security, as well as to those interested in understanding the dynamics behind states foreign policy choices.<br></p><p><a href="https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137595232"><strong>Go to Palgrave's website to learn more about the book</strong></a><br></p>
Saxi, Håkon Lunde, Peter Viggo Jakobsen, and Jens Ringsmose. 2018. "Prestige-seeking small states: Danish and Norwegian military contributions to US-led operations." European Journal of International Security, online 24 JanuarySaxi, Håkon Lunde, Peter Viggo Jakobsen, and Jens Ringsmose. 2018. "Prestige-seeking small states: Danish and Norwegian military contributions to US-led operations." European Journal of International Security, online 24 January<p class="forsvaretElement-p">​In this article we broaden the conventional understanding of prestige and show that prestige-seeking played a major role in the Danish and Norwegian decisions to provide military support to post-Cold War US-led wars. </p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Both countries made costly military contributions in the hope of increasing their standing and prestige in Washington. Both governments regarded prestige as a form of soft power, which they could later convert into access, influence, and US support. </p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Our findings are far from trivial. They make a theoretical contribution by demonstrating that small powers understand and seek prestige in ways that differ fundamentally from the ways great powers do. They also help to explain why smaller US allies made costly contributions to the Balkan, Afghan, Iraq, and Libyan wars at a time when there was no direct threat to their national security and their security dependence on the United States was low. </p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">The high value that small US allies attach to their visibility and prestige in Washington suggests that it is far easier for the United States to obtain military support from smaller allies than Realist studies of burden-sharing and collective action problems would lead us to expect.<br></p><p><a href="https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-international-security/article/prestigeseeking-small-states-danish-and-norwegian-military-contributions-to-usled-operations/8B1F279D7FECCD6EFC456E4C08056467#" target="_blank">To download the article, go to the website of European Journal of International Security </a>(restricted access)<br><br></p>
Gustavsen, Elin. 2017. "The Privatized Meaning of Wartime Deployments: Examining the Narratives of Norwegian Military Spouses". Ethos, online 5 DecemberGustavsen, Elin. 2017. "The Privatized Meaning of Wartime Deployments: Examining the Narratives of Norwegian Military Spouses". Ethos, online 5 December<p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", arial, helvetica, "lucida sans unicode", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f9f9f9;">This study examines the narratives of eight female spouses of Norwegian veterans of the war in Afghanistan. The narratives are approached as rich cultural texts that arise in the interface between their individual experiences and the sociocultural milieu. </span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", arial, helvetica, "lucida sans unicode", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f9f9f9;">The analysis focuses on the use of “normalization” and “agency” as narrative resources used by the women to organize experience and transform it into meaning. In their accounts, the deployment was not framed as a negative and interruptive event. Nor was it connected to a national narrative of collective meaning. Instead, the spouses conveyed a normalized interpretation in which the meaning of their husbands’ deployment was constructed in close reference to the personal realm of family life. </span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", arial, helvetica, "lucida sans unicode", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f9f9f9;">This article argues that the experience of contemporary warfare has become a marginalized and unsettled experience in Norwegian society. In the absence of a settled repertoire of cultural scripts to portray the experience of having a spouse deployed abroad, the Norwegian military spouses used a privatized framework to interpret their wartime experience.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", arial, helvetica, "lucida sans unicode", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f9f9f9;"><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/etho.12176/full">To download the article, go to the homepage of AnthroSource/Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.</a> (restricted access)</span></p>

 Bøker og rapporter

 

 

Allers: Norge og Tyskland. En modell for forsvarssamarbeid<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_2_2018_Allers_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Allers: Norge og Tyskland. En modell for forsvarssamarbeidHøsten 2017 inngikk Norge og Tyskland et strategisk samarbeid om maritimt forsvarsmateriell, som kan bli et eksempel til etterfølgelse. Robin Allers vurderer mulighetene for videreutvikling av felles løsninger i framtiden.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/norge-og-tyskland-en-modell-for-forsvarssamarbeid
Tunsjø: China's rise and strategic adjustments in Asia and Europe<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_1_2018_Tunsjø_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tunsjø: China's rise and strategic adjustments in Asia and EuropeIFS Insights 1/2018. Focusing on the rise of China will allow us to gauge the direction of US defence and security policy and provide a better understanding of how Norway can maintain strong ties with its most important ally.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/china-s-rise-and-strategic-adjustments-in-asia-and-europe
Møller: Finsk sikkerhetspolitikk etter Russlands annektering av Krim<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_5_Moller_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Møller: Finsk sikkerhetspolitikk etter Russlands annektering av KrimFinland tilpasset sin sikkerhetspolitikk i etterkant av Russlands annektering av Krim. Finlands handlemåte kan illustrere hvordan den mindre og svakere part i et asymmetrisk maktforhold håndterer en utfordrende sikkerhetssituasjon.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/joakim-moller-finsk-sikkerhetspolitikk-russland-annektering-krim

 Kommende aktiviteter ved IFS

 

 

Åpenhet og akademisk frihetÅpenhet og akademisk frihet5/2/2018 8:00:00 AM5/2/2018 11:30:00 AM2018-05-02T11:30:00Z2018-05-02T08:00:00ZKonferanseOslohttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/åpenhet-akademisk-frihet-forsvarssektor
Securing the North AtlanticSecuring the North Atlantic5/3/2018 2:00:00 PM5/3/2018 3:00:00 PM2018-05-03T15:00:00Z2018-05-03T14:00:00ZKonferanseOslohttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/north-atlantic-peach-uk-bruun-hanssen-norway

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