IFS conference: Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/UK%20Ministry%20of%20Defence_45159541_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IFS conference: Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)On Wednesday 30 May, representatives from Norway, Sweden, Finland and the UK will discuss the multinational contingency force JEF, following an introduction by the Norwegian Minister of Defence (MoD).http://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/seminar-joint-expeditionary-force-sweden-finland-uk
Åpenhet og akademisk frihet i forsvarssektoren<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Rapport%20åpenhet_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Åpenhet og akademisk frihet i forsvarssektorenOnsdag 2. mai møttes aktører fra Forsvaret, akademia og offentligheten og diskuterte åpenhet og akademisk frihet i forsvarssektoren. Hvordan ivareta det i et militært kommandohierarki? http://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/apenhet-akademisk-frihet-forsvarssektor
Saxi: The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_5_2018_Saxi_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Saxi: The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)The UK and eight partner nations have developed a force capable of conducting a full-spectrum of operations. The JEF reinforces the close ties between this group of northern European states in order to meet the challenges of uncertain times.The UK and eight partner nations have developed a force capable of conducting a full-spectrum of operations. New IFS Insight by Håkon Lunde Saxi on The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/saxi-the-uk-joint-expeditionary-force-(jef)
EU defence cooperation – implications for Norway and Finland<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/208-05-30_PESCO_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />EU defence cooperation – implications for Norway and FinlandOn Wednesday 30 May 2018, the Embassy of Finland in Oslo and IFS are co-hosting a conference on the latest development in the EU’s defence cooperation and its implications for Norway and Finland. On Wednesday 30 May, the Embassy of Finland in Oslo and IFS are co-hosting a conference on the latest development in the EU’s defence cooperation and its implications for Norway and Finland. IFS conference: Defence Cooperation in the EU – implications for Norway and Finlandhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/defence-cooperation-eu
Mayer: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Power<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights%204_2018%20Mayer%20hovedbilde_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mayer: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber PowerThis report provides an overview of the strategic aspects of AI and cyber power.Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) will enable highly capable autonomous weapon systems to be used on the conventional battlefield and in cyberspace. This report provides an overview of the strategic aspects of AI and cyber power.New IFS Insights by Michael Mayer: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Power from a Strategic Perspectivehttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/ifs-insights-mayer-ai-cyber-strategy-overhead



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Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2018. "Norwegian Perspectives on Baltic Sea Security" In Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance, Edited by Ann-Sofie DahlSaxi, Håkon Lunde. 2018. "Norwegian Perspectives on Baltic Sea Security" In Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance, Edited by Ann-Sofie Dahl<p>​How should the countries in the Baltic Sea region and their allies meet the strategic challenges posed by an openly aggressive and expansionist Russia? NATO and the nonaligned states in the region are now more concerned about an external threat than they have been since the end of the Cold War. Russia has been probing air space, maritime boundaries, and even land borders from the Baltic republics to Sweden. Russia's undermining of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea worries former Soviet republics with Russian minority populations, nonaligned Sweden and Finland are enhancing their cooperation with NATO, and the Trump presidency has created some doubt about America's willingness to follow through on NATO's collective defense commitment. </p><p><a href="http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/strategic-challenges-baltic-sea-region" target="_blank">Go to Georgetown University Press.</a><br></p>
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>

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Saxi: The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_5_2018_Saxi_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Saxi: The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)The UK and eight partner nations have developed a force capable of conducting a full-spectrum of operations. The JEF reinforces the close ties between this group of northern European states in order to meet the challenges of uncertain times.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/saxi-the-uk-joint-expeditionary-force-(jef)
Mayer: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Power<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights%204_2018%20Mayer%20hovedbilde_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mayer: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber PowerThis report provides an overview of the strategic aspects of AI and cyber power.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/ifs-insights-mayer-ai-cyber-strategy-overhead
Oma & Bjerga: Avskrekkende snubletråd i Baltikum?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_3_Bjerga-Oma_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Oma & Bjerga: Avskrekkende snubletråd i Baltikum?Bidrar NATOs forsterkede fremskutte nærvær i Baltikum til troverdig avskrekking av russisk aggresjon? Hva får Norge ut av militær deltakelse i Litauen?http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/avskrekking-snubletråd-baltikum

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Russian Security and Defence in Putin's last term Russian Security and Defence in Putin's last term 5/29/2018 7:00:00 AM5/29/2018 10:00:00 AM2018-05-29T10:00:00Z2018-05-29T07:00:00ZKonferanseOslohttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/russia-security-defence
IFS conference: Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)IFS conference: Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)5/30/2018 6:30:00 AM5/30/2018 8:30:00 AM2018-05-30T08:30:00Z2018-05-30T06:30:00ZKonferanseOslohttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/seminar-joint-expeditionary-force-sweden-finland-uk
EU defence cooperation – implications for Norway and FinlandEU defence cooperation – implications for Norway and Finland5/30/2018 12:00:00 PM5/30/2018 2:00:00 PM2018-05-30T14:00:00Z2018-05-30T12:00:00ZKonferanseOslohttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/defence-cooperation-eu

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