Transatlantiske studier

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​USAs utenriks-, sikkerhets- og forsvarspolitikk har konsekvenser for hele det internasjonale systemet.

Den internasjonale maktfordelingen og USAs globale nedslagsfelt er endret. Likefullt forblir de transatlantiske forbindelsene helt sentrale for Norge. Det krever at vi har innsikt i USAs strategiske tenkning og hvordan amerikanske myndighetene prioriterer i forsvarspolitikken

IFS har lang tradisjon for forskning på transatlantisk forbindelser. Senter for transatlantiske studier gjør historiefaglige og statsvitenskapelige analyser av viktige sider ved USAs opptreden internasjonalt. Forholdet mellom USA og Europa står sentralt i dette arbeidet.

 Artikler og bokkapitler om transatlantiske forhold



Petersson, Magnus. 2016. "The United States as the reluctant ally". Parameters 46 (1)Petersson, Magnus. 2016. "The United States as the reluctant ally". Parameters 46 (1)<p>​​US leadership in NATO has been declining since the <span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Cold War ended. From a European perspective, the United States </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">looks more and more like a "reluctant ally." A re-nationalization of </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">European security could occur without strong US leadership. The </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">United States should, therefore, reassert itself in European secu</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">rity affairs—not with costly troop contributions, but by facilitating </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">European unity and the development of relevant force structures.</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">​</span></p><p><a href="http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/parameters/issues/Spring_2016/8_Petersson.pdf">Go to the Strategic Studies Institute's website to read the article​</a></p>
Lundestad, Ingrid. 2015. "Turning Foe to Friend? US Objectives in Including Russia in Post-Cold War Euro-Atlantic Security Co-operation". The International History Review, 22 December.Lundestad, Ingrid. 2015. "Turning Foe to Friend? US Objectives in Including Russia in Post-Cold War Euro-Atlantic Security Co-operation". The International History Review, 22 December.<p>​​​This article scrutinises four moments in the post-Cold War era where the United States engaged to include Russia in Euro-Atlantic security forums: the establishment of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council; Partnership for Peace; Permanent Joint Council; and the NATO-Russia Council. The overall puzzle is: why did consecutive US administrations aim to formalise co-operation between NATO and Russia? Current tensions highlight the issue's significance, yet in the literature, there is no study looking specifically at these episodes of US efforts to integrate Moscow. Building on a broad set of primary sources, this article determines what we can now know of US objectives concerning the role of Russia in Euro-Atlantic co-operation. It concludes that US objectives moved from seeking new and stable relations between former adversaries, to facilitating US objectives in the Euro-Atlantic context with NATO enlargement, to expressing more global interests in confronting emerging crises and challenges, amongst others in the war on terror. Co-operation was limited to where interests were overlapping. Russia would not be placed in a position to influence NATO as an alliance. US officials remained hopeful that co-operation with Russia was possible, and would benefit all. At the same time, decisions would serve US interests should relations sour.</p><p><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07075332.2015.1096806"><strong>Go to Taylor&Francis Online to download the article (limited access)</strong></a></p>
Helge Danielsen. 2015. "American Culture as 'High Culture': U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Norway, 1950-65". In Nordic Cold War Studies, Aleksanteri Cold War SeriesHelge Danielsen. 2015. "American Culture as 'High Culture': U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Norway, 1950-65". In Nordic Cold War Studies, Aleksanteri Cold War Series<p>​<em>​​Nordic Cold War Cultures</em> explores representations of the cultural Cold War in the five Nordic countries. Taking into account various political contexts, the ten contributions—written by Nordic scholars—analyze the interaction between Nordic actors and the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union through propaganda, cultural diplomacy, media narratives, civil defense programs, the role of intellectuals, and the politics of memory. The volume adds a depth to a narrative otherwise dominated by political and diplomatic approaches and creates insights into the cultural experiences of each Nordic country. It demonstrates how a combination of cultural and political approaches can help explain symbolic interactions and hierarchical relationships as well as elite and public perceptions of—and attitudes towards—the Cold War as an ideological struggle.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/publications/presentations/coldwar_series/cws_2015_2_nordic.html">Go to Aleksanteri Institute's website for more information</a><br></p>

 Bøker og rapporter om transatlantiske forhold



Melby: USAs ledervilje svikter <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2017.02.17%20USAs%20ledervilje%20svikter_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Melby: USAs ledervilje svikter Svein Melby viser hvordan USA fortsatt har evnen til å dominere internasjonal politikk, men ikke viljen.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/melby-usas-ledervilje-svikter
Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to Ukraine<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Petersson_US_NATO%20debate_ill_ferdig.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to UkraineMagnus Petersson looks at US expectations to its European allies. Do the Americans want to pull back and leave the Europeans to handle their own security challenges?http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/petersson_2015_the-us-nato-debate-from-libya-to-ukraine
Mayer (2014): US Missile Defense Strategy<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Mayer_2014_US_MBD.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mayer (2014): US Missile Defense StrategyMichael Mayer has looked into the US ballistic missile defense strategies and debate during the past 20 years.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/mayer_2014_us_missile_defense_strategy

 Ansatte ved Senter for transatlantiske studier



Lundesgaard, AmundLundesgaard, Amundhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/lundesgaard_amund
Martinsen, Kåre Dahl Martinsen, Kåre Dahl http://forsvaret.no/ifs/martinsen_kare_dahl
Mayer, MichaelMayer, Michaelhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/mayer_michael
Melby, SveinMelby, Sveinhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/melby_svein
Petersson, MagnusPetersson, Magnushttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/petersson_magnus
Romarheim, AndersRomarheim, Andershttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/romarheim_anders
Rø, Johannes GullestadRø, Johannes Gullestadhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/ro_johannes_gullestad

Publisert 29. oktober 2014 14:03.. Sist oppdatert 28. februar 2017 12:51.