The Brexit effect on European defence<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Brexit%202017%20panel%201.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Brexit effect on European defenceOn 25 April 2017, British, German and Norwegian officials and experts discussed Britain’s future role in the Euro-Atlantic security architecture and Brexit’s impact on European defence capabilities and cooperation. On 25 April 2017, British, German and Norwegian officials and experts discussed Britain’s future role in the Euro-Atlantic security architectureThe Brexit effect on European defencehttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/2017-04-05-report-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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Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Sunniva Engh (2017). «Silk Road Diplomacy: China’s Strategic Interests in South Asia». In South Asia and the Great Powers: International Relations and Regional Security, edited by Stein Rynning. I.B. TaurisBekkevold, Jo Inge and Sunniva Engh (2017). «Silk Road Diplomacy: China’s Strategic Interests in South Asia». In South Asia and the Great Powers: International Relations and Regional Security, edited by Stein Rynning. I.B. Tauris<p>​Where the implications of war and peace are open to question, the possibility of change depends more on politics than economics. This book asks whether the region's great powers can overcome opposing interests and commit to political restraint. The concept of regional security is based on great power support for regional order. However, there are many pitfalls to consider: notably, the politics of contested nationalisms; the Asia-Pacific rivalry of China and the US; and India's inclinations to function - or be seen - as a benevolent hegemon for the region. </p><p>Yet there are signs of renewed determination to move the region in new directions. While China's Silk Road projects are long-term regional investments that hinge on regional stability, the US is attempting to fashion new partnerships and India strives to reconcile regional differences to promote a peaceful environment.</p><p>This book, as it sets out the emerging agendas of the great powers and local powers, makes a significant contribution to a better understanding of the international relations and diplomatic politics of South Asia.<br></p><p><a href="http://www.ibtauris.com/en/Books/Society%20%20social%20sciences/Politics%20%20government/International%20relations/Geopolitics/South%20Asia%20and%20the%20Great%20Powers%20International%20Relations%20and%20Regional%20Security?menuitem=%7bF66D6451-D7DF-403F-A234-82FAE9B3F795%7d">Read more about the book on the I.T. Tauris' website</a><br></p>
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>

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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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