Power and elites in Russia. How to run an authoritarian state.<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Power_and_Elites_kollasj3_internett.png" width="695" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Power and elites in Russia. How to run an authoritarian state.An IFS Russia Programme Seminar on Friday 8 March 09.00-11.30 at Oscarsborg (building 10 – Akershus Fortress). An IFS Russia Programme Seminar on Friday 8 March 2019 at Oscarsborg (building 10 – Akershus Fortress).Power and elites in Russia. How to run an authoritarian state.http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/power-and-elites-in-russia
Hva må Forsvaret gjøre?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Internasjonale%20operasjoner_2.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Hva må Forsvaret gjøre?Tema for Omstillingskonferansen 2019 er endringene i militære kjerneoppgaver. Hva må Forsvaret gjøre selv? Og hvilke av dagens oppgaver kan andre gjøre?Onsdag 13.mars 0900-1245 gjennomfører vi årets konferanse ved Oslo Militære Samfund. Hva må Forsvaret gjøre selv? Hvilke av dagens oppgaver kan andre gjøre?Omstillingskonferansen 2019http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/omstillingskonferansen-2019-hva-må-forsvaret-gjøre
Møller: Forsvarssamarbeid mellom Norge, Sverige og Finland – også i krise og konflikt? <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insight%202-2019.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Møller: Forsvarssamarbeid mellom Norge, Sverige og Finland – også i krise og konflikt? Norge, Sverige og Finland har signalisert en vilje til å utvide forsvarssamarbeidet til også å gjelde i tilfelle krise og konflikt. I denne insighten drøftes ulike aspekter som påvirker effektiviteten ved samarbeidet.Norge, Sverige og Finland har signalisert en vilje til å utvide forsvarssamarbeidet til også å gjelde i tilfelle krise og konflikt. I denne insighten drøftes ulike aspekter som påvirker effektiviteten ved samarbeidet.Møller: Forsvarssamarbeid mellom Norge, Sverige og Finland – også i krise og konflikt? http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/moller_forsvarssamarbeid_mellom_norge_sverige_og_finland



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Allers, Robin & Hilde, Paal Sigurd, 2018. "Der Ostseeraum im Spannungsfeld geostrategischer Interessen". In: Lemke, B. (ed.) Baltikum. pp. 253-261. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöning Allers, Robin & Hilde, Paal Sigurd, 2018. "Der Ostseeraum im Spannungsfeld geostrategischer Interessen". In: Lemke, B. (ed.) Baltikum. pp. 253-261. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöning <p>​Ob zuzeiten der Hanse, im Dreißigjährigen Krieg, im Zeitalter der Weltkriege oder im Kalten Krieg – der Ostseeraum war immer schon von besonderem strategischem Interesse. Allerdings wechselten sich in dieser Region Phasen der Anspannung immer wieder mit längeren Perioden der Stabilität ab. Die heutige Situation wird vor allem von den Auswirkungen der Besetzung der Krim durch Russland stark beeinflusst. Diesem strategischen Schock war eine längere Periode vorausgegangen, in der die Region sicherheitspolitisch nur wenig Beachtung erfahren hatte.</p><p>Mit der Auflösung der Sowjetunion hatte Anfang der 1990er Jahre zunächst Unsicherheit über die Zukunft der Russischen Föderation und ihr Verhältnis zu den unabhängig gewordenen baltischen Staaten geherrscht. Bald aber setzte eine Phase ein, in der die Ostsee vor allem als stabiler und wirtschaftlich dynamischer Raum hervortrat, in dem sich die euro-atlantischen Strukturen ohne größere Konflikte ausweiteten. Gleichzeitig richtete sich die strategische Aufmerksamkeit des Westens auf die Südflanke der Allianz, auf den Balkan und die Konflikte im Nahen Osten und in Afrika. Spätestens nach dem Terrorangriff von 9/11 und mit den darauffolgenden Kriegen in Afghanistan und Irak war die NATO »out of area«. Das »Kerngeschäft« der Allianz, die kollektive Verteidigung, war auf der westlichen Agenda in den Hintergrund gerückt. </p><p>Währenddessen arbeitete Präsident Wladimir Putin seit seinem Amtsantritt 2000 zielgerichtet auf die Wiederherstellung von Russlands Großmachtstatus hin. Spätestens mit dem georgisch-russischen Krieg 2008 zeichnete sich ab, dass Russland bereit war, auf weitere Eingriffe in seine Interessensphäre auch militärisch zu reagieren. Insbesondere nach der völkerrechtswidrigen Annexion der Krim und der militärischen Destabilisierung der Ostukraine, begann sich die strategische Bedeutung des Ostseeraums grundlegend zu ändern.<br></p><p><a href="https://www.schoeningh.de/katalog/titel/978-3-506-79331-7.html">Verlag Ferdinand Schöning</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Saxi, Håkon Lunde. ‘British-German Defence and Security Relations After Brexit: Quo Vadis, “Silent Alliance”?’ I The United Kingdom’s Defence After Brexit: Britain’s Alliances, Coalitions, and Partnerships. Redigert av Janne Haaland Matláry og Robert JohnSaxi, Håkon Lunde. ‘British-German Defence and Security Relations After Brexit: Quo Vadis, “Silent Alliance”?’ I The United Kingdom’s Defence After Brexit: Britain’s Alliances, Coalitions, and Partnerships. Redigert av Janne Haaland Matláry og Robert John<p>This new work examines how the European states, the United Kingdom and the United States will approach the defence and Security of Europe in the medium and long-term. It is often assumed that Brexit, the United Kingdom's departure from the political and commercial European Union, would affect defence and security profoundly, but the basis of that assumption is rarely analysed. Bringing together a panel of specialists from Europe, the UK, the EU, and the United States, this volume evaluates the relative position they play in Europe's defence in the era of Brexit. It examines the arguments, challenges, and problems in European defence, and tests them against the residual commitment, cohesion, and capabilities of the states concerned, including Anglo-French military co-operation, the silent Anglo-German partnership, the US-UK Special Relationship, and the emergent Northern Group.</p><p>Go to <a href="https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319971681">"Palgrave macmillan"</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Grønning, Bjørn Elias Mikalsen. 2019. The Japan–China–Russia Triangle and Security in North East Asia. In "Sino-Russia relations in the 21st century.". Edited by Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Lo, Bobo. 243-265. Palgrave macmillanGrønning, Bjørn Elias Mikalsen. 2019. The Japan–China–Russia Triangle and Security in North East Asia. In "Sino-Russia relations in the 21st century.". Edited by Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Lo, Bobo. 243-265. Palgrave macmillan<p>​<span style="color:#555555;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">This book examines how recent fundamental changes influence Sino-Russian relations and the wider long-term implications of the revolving Sino-Russian dynamic on international affairs. It brings together leading scholars to examine recent developments across the whole relationship – from grand strategy and global governance, to bilateral energy and military ties, and regional interaction in Central Asia, Northeast Asia, and the Middle East. The Sino-Russian relationship boasts major achievements, but also reveals important differences and latent tensions. The project is intended for policy-makers, academics and students of strategic studies, diplomacy studies, Chinese politics, Russian politics and foreign policy.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#555555;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Go to <a href="https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319925158">"Palgrave macmillan"</a></span></p>
Tamnes Rolf, 2018. The High North: A Call for a Competitive Strategy. In Olsen, J.A (ed.), Security in Northern Europe, RUSI Whitehall Paper 93Tamnes Rolf, 2018. The High North: A Call for a Competitive Strategy. In Olsen, J.A (ed.), Security in Northern Europe, RUSI Whitehall Paper 93<p>This chapter focuses on the expansion of Russia's military capabilities in the High North and its implications for Western security. It highlights the asymmetric relationship between Russia and Norway and emphasises the need for early military assistance from key allies in the event of a conflict to ensure smooth and integrated escalation for response. It also reflects on Iceland's geostrategic role and the need to boost NATO's maritime posture significantly to prevent Russian forces from cutting the all-important transatlantic sea lines of communication. The chapter's main messages are that the High North is central to a Europe 'free, whole and at peace', and that NATO should formulate a competitive strategy, taking advantage of its own strengths and of Russia's weaknesses. ​</p><p>Go to "<a href="https://rusi.org/publication/whitehall-papers/security-northern-europe-deterrence-defence-and-dialogue">RUSI Whitehall Papers</a>"<br></p>
Møller, Joakim Erma and Petersson Magnus.2018"Sweden, Finland, and the Defence of the Nordic-Baltic Region - Ways of British Leadership. In "The United Kingdom's Defence after Brexit.". Edited by Johnson, Rob and Matlary, Janne Haaland. Palgrave macmillanMøller, Joakim Erma and Petersson Magnus.2018"Sweden, Finland, and the Defence of the Nordic-Baltic Region - Ways of British Leadership. In "The United Kingdom's Defence after Brexit.". Edited by Johnson, Rob and Matlary, Janne Haaland. Palgrave macmillan<p><span style="color:#555555;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">For the last decade, Britain has increasingly directed its attention towards Northern Europe, thus becoming more engaged with the countries in the Nordic-Baltic region, e.g. through the Northern Group initiative in 2010. Consequently, the UK's defence and security cooperation with non-aligned Finland and Sweden has increased substantially since then. Especially since the breakout of the crisis in Ukraine, and the deteriorated security situation that followed, a wide range of initiatives have been launched intended to increase and enhance cooperation. This has given the two non-aligned Nordic countries an important role in the Western defence of the Nordic-Baltic region, and made Britain a leading security actor in the area. Although Brexit seemed to potentially disengage Britain from Europe, our analysis demonstrates the opposite, namely closer cooperation on security and defence rather than a breach. Still, it remains an open question how Brexit might affect this in the future.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#555555;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Go to <a href="https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319971681">"Palgrave macmillan"</a></span></p>

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Gjelsten: Troverdige rapportører<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/TROVERDIGHET.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Gjelsten: Troverdige rapportørerI denne IFS Insight'en utforsker Roald Gjelsten troverdigheten til kystbefolkningen som rapportører for Forsvaret.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/gjelsten-ubater-norge-kald-krig-kyst
Bowers: Small State Deterrence in the Contemporary World <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insight%209%20Bowers%201.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bowers: Small State Deterrence in the Contemporary World In this IFS Insight, Ian Bowers explores what is required for small state deterrence in the contemporary world.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/small-state-deterrence
Bjerga og Saxi: Behovet for et norsk forsvarskonsept<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Artikkel%20bilde_KIB%20og%20HLS%203_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bjerga og Saxi: Behovet for et norsk forsvarskonseptI dag er det behov for et nasjonalt forsvarskonsept som kan legger føringer for hvordan Forsvaret anvendes i krise og krig; være styrende for den videre strukturutviklingen i Forsvaret; bidra til smart, effektiv og forutsigbar bruk av ressurser; samt gi forankring i norsk offentlighet.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/bjerga-saxi-norsk-forsvar-konsept

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Power and elites in Russia. How to run an authoritarian state.Power and elites in Russia. How to run an authoritarian state.3/8/2019 8:00:00 AM3/8/2019 10:30:00 AM2019-03-08T10:30:00Z2019-03-08T08:00:00ZAkershus festning (Oslo)http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/power-and-elites-in-russia
Omstillingskonferansen 2019Omstillingskonferansen 20193/13/2019 8:00:00 AM3/13/2019 11:45:00 AM2019-03-13T11:45:00Z2019-03-13T08:00:00Zhttp://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/omstillingskonferansen-2019-hva-må-forsvaret-gjøre