The Brexit effect on European defence<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/med%20hode%20ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Brexit effect on European defenceTuesday 25 April, IFS brings together officials and experts to discuss the implications of Brexit for European defence capabilities and cooperation. The Brexit effect on European defencehttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/the-brexit-effect-on-european-defence
Report: Navies, coast guards, the maritime community and international stability<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2017-03-27%20Policy%20Brief%20Asia-senteret_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Report: Navies, coast guards, the maritime community and international stabilityAcademics and experts from RSIS, Singapore, and the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo, have explored maritime stability in a hybrid maritime environment. Download and read the report.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Forskning/Asiatiske-sikkerhetsstudier/report_navies_coast-guards_the-maritime-community_international-stability
IFS-Seminar:Are the sanctions toward Russia working?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Russland_sanksjoner_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IFS-Seminar:Are the sanctions toward Russia working?On 17 January, experts from IFS, King's College London and DnB discussed this important question.On 17 January, experts from IFS, King's College London and DnB discussed this important question.IFS-Seminar:Are the sanctions toward Russia working?http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/rapport-2017-01-17-are-the-sanctions-toward-russia-working



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Saxi, Håkon L.. 2017. «British and German initiatives for defence cooperation: the Joint Expeditionary Force and the Framework Nations Concept». Defence Studies, 5 AprilSaxi, Håkon L.. 2017. «British and German initiatives for defence cooperation: the Joint Expeditionary Force and the Framework Nations Concept». Defence Studies, 5 April<p>​​At NATO's 2014 Wales Summit, the UK and Germany unveiled two new initiatives for European defence cooperation, known, respectively, as the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and the Framework Nations Concept (FNC). Both were the result of economic pressures and the need to exercise intra-alliance leadership, but they represented very different approaches to cooperation. </p><p>The JEF was to be a UK-led contingency force for short-notice operations, selectively incorporating forces from allies and partners. </p><p>The FNC sought to coordinate capability development between groups of allies, centred on larger framework nations, to develop coherent capability-clusters available to meet NATO's force requirements. </p><p>The common denominator and novelty of the initiatives was the building of forces and capabilities multinationally by having major states act as framework nations for groups of smaller allies. The UK and Germany have ownership and continue to provide leadership to these initiatives. This is one key reason why they continue to evolve to accommodate changing circumstances and are likely to endure.</p><p></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#333333;background:white;"><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/dsKpmmer7mCrcHQSGP7C/full" target="_blank">Download the article from ​Taylor & Frances website</a></span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#333333;background:white;">Hvis du mangler tilgang: kontakt Forsvarets høgskolens bibliotek:<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#333333;background:white;"><a href="mailto:bibl@fhs.mil.no"><span style="font-size:10pt;color:#877040;">bibl@fhs.mil.no</span></a></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#333333;background:white;">​</span>​<br></p>
Røseth, Tom. 2017. "Russia’s energy relations with China: passing the strategic threshold?" Eurasian Geography and Economics. online 16 MarchRøseth, Tom. 2017. "Russia’s energy relations with China: passing the strategic threshold?" Eurasian Geography and Economics. online 16 March<p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">This article examines Russian energy policies toward China over the past decade as reluctant engagement changed into a priority energy partnership. </span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">From 2008 to 2016 Russian and Chinese companies signed several major oil and gas agreements, a period in which Moscow reassessed China as a future energy consumer and lifted bilateral cooperation to a new level. The article utilizes the strategic partnership concept as an analytical framework and finds traditional realist concepts and hedging inadequate for this particular case. </span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">T</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">he study illuminates Russian geopolitical considerations and acceptance of vulnerability, which combined make long-term Russian energy policies more China dependent. </span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">Officially, Russia seeks diversification among Asian energy buyers, but its focus has increasin</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">gly b</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">een on China. Western sanctions imposed in 2014 for Russia’s role in Ukraine accelerated this trend. Moscow’s </span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">energy policies</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;"> toward Beijing with its pipelines and long-term agreements are permanent arrangements that resemble strategic</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;"> partnership policies. China is eager to increase energy relations with Russian companies, but Beijing also ensures that it does not become too dependent on one supplier. Russian concern over its increased dependence on China i</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">n the East is deemed secondary to expanding Russia’s customer base beyond the still-dominant European market.</span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;"><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15387216.2017.1304229" target="_blank">To read the full article, visit the Eurasian Geography and Economics's website (limited access)​</a></span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"segoe ui", sans-serif;">Hvis du mangler tilgang: kontakt Forsvarets høgskolens bibliotek:<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="mailto:bibl@fhs.mil.no"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"segoe ui", sans-serif;color:#663399;">bibl@fhs.mil.no</span></a></span>​<br></p>
Allers, Robin. 2017. "Modern deterrence? NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence on the eastern flank". In NATO and Collective Defence in the 21st Century, edited by Karsten Friis. RoutledgeAllers, Robin. 2017. "Modern deterrence? NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence on the eastern flank". In NATO and Collective Defence in the 21st Century, edited by Karsten Friis. Routledge<p>​​​​This book presents a cutting-edge assessment of NATO's collective defence strategies in the immediate aftermath of the July 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit.</p><p>Collective defence and deterrence came back on the agenda at the 2014 Wales Summit following the Russian annexation of Crimea, and was in many respects a game changer for NATO. The Warsaw Summit was a follow-up and operationalization of the Wales Summit, as well as adding further initiatives to the agenda. But is NATO delivering? </p><p>This book provides a thorough assessment of the on-going debates and discussions taking place within and outside of NATO in Europe and North America. In its return to deterrence, NATO is confronted with challenges relating to strategic thinking, capability development, and the role of nuclear weapons. It has also raised questions about the future prospects for NATO membership for countries such as Sweden and Finland, with broader implications for the security situation in the Baltic region. Central to all this is of course NATO's relationship with Russia and questions of a new security dilemma, in turning bringing to the fore the challenge of maintaining an appropriate balance between deterrence and dialogue. </p><p>The chapters in this volume address these questions and provide a much-needed analysis of the results of the NATO Warsaw Summit.</p><p><a href="https://www.routledge.com/NATO-and-Collective-Defence-in-the-21st-Century-An-Assessment-of-the-Warsaw/Friis/p/book/9780415786294" target="_blank">To learn more about the book, go to t​​he Routledge website.</a></p>

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Haugom: Turkey after the coup attempt<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Turkey%20coup_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Haugom: Turkey after the coup attemptThis IFS Insight examines the 15 July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey and its implications for relations between the Turkish military, government and society.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/4_2016_haugom_turkey-after-the-coup-attempt
Bekkevold & Till (eds.): International Order at Sea<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Bekkevold%20ios%202016%20ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bekkevold & Till (eds.): International Order at SeaInternationally renowned experts within maritime studies examines how international order at sea is challenged, changed and maintained.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Publications/Books/bekkevold-till-international-order-at-sea
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

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