Postponed: Russia’s Changing Strategy and Warfare. What now, NATO?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Russian_Spetsnaz_-_EDM_April_26__2016_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Postponed: Russia’s Changing Strategy and Warfare. What now, NATO?Due to the COVID-19 situation this seminar has been postponed to this autumn as a public event or a webinar. Distinguished scholars and policy-makers will discuss key developments in the theory and practice of Russia’s strategic thinking and NATO’s progress in meeting the new Russia challenge. http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/russia’s-nato-strategy-warfare
Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies: National effort <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20logo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies: National effort The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) stands fully behind national measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/corona_covid_19_en
Norway and NATO. Perspectives from abroad.<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/NorwegianDefenceMin_FrankBakkeJensen_LTP3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Norway and NATO. Perspectives from abroad.On 16 October 2019, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies held the last of three seminars on the topic of the Norwegian long term defence plan. http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/en/events/norway-and-nato-perspectives-from-abroad



 Articles and chapters in books

 

 

Bækken, Håvard and Enstad, Johannes Due. 2020. "Identity under Siege: Selective Securitization of History in Putin's Russia." The Slavonic and East European Review Vol. 98, No. 2 (April 2020), pp. 321-344Bækken, Håvard and Enstad, Johannes Due. 2020. "Identity under Siege: Selective Securitization of History in Putin's Russia." The Slavonic and East European Review Vol. 98, No. 2 (April 2020), pp. 321-344<p>This article explores state efforts to safeguard national history and identity in Putin's Russia. It is argued that a process of selective securitization has been taking place, whereby elite actors have defined certain (but not all) aspects of Russia's history and identity as vital and existentially threatened interests that need to be forcefully defended. This has paved the way for wide-reaching state policy on the Great Patriotic War and given security actors an important role in its formulation. While the narrative of victory and unity surrounding the Great Patriotic War has become subject to securitization, state policy on the more contentious issue of Stalin's dictatorship has been much more ambiguous. When it comes to Stalin, the state has not sought to unify the population behind a common narrative, but rather to accommodate the value pluralism present among Russian elites and in society at large.​<br></p><p><a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.98.2.0321?seq=1">The publication is available through JSTOR</a><br></p>
Efjestad, Svein and Tamnes, Rolf. 2019. NATO’s Enduring Relevance. 95 (1), 8-25Efjestad, Svein and Tamnes, Rolf. 2019. NATO’s Enduring Relevance. 95 (1), 8-25<p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02681307.2019.1731206?fbclid=IwAR2fR1FQCUbkJzWBbMgEDJfJ1u0ONqLGbjD_abu2qXFtYk_m2MwPHF1cfeQ&journalCode=rwhi20">​</a><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">This chapter focuses on NATO as a stabiliser and a guardian of independence, freedom and the rule of law. It examines the many dilemmas posed by Russia, terrorism and China in particular, underscoring the importance of maintaining US leadership, of revitalising NATO’s political functions and consultation, and of finding efficient ways to operate as a military organisation.</span><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;"> The chapter highlights four broad recommendations for the future.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;"><span style="color:#777777;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:12.24px;">Published online: 04 April 2020</span></span></p><p><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02681307.2019.1731206?fbclid=IwAR2fR1FQCUbkJzWBbMgEDJfJ1u0ONqLGbjD_abu2qXFtYk_m2MwPHF1cfeQ&journalCode=rwhi20">Read online at Taylor & Francis Online.</a> <br></p>
Tunsjø, Øystein. 2020. The new US-China superpower rivalry. East Asia Forum. 4 April 2020Tunsjø, Øystein. 2020. The new US-China superpower rivalry. East Asia Forum. 4 April 2020<p><a href="https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2020/04/04/the-new-us-china-superpower-rivalry/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter2020-04-05&fbclid=IwAR0_OiiRY2-BeK9h8iUQBt-doYElG25ufbb-Q3tigP9gzXzq4MVe22jF9SE">​Read the article in East Asia Forum.</a><br></p>
Ekhaugen, Lene. 2020. Whole-of-government coordination for complex operations: Symbolic politics or coordination failure? Journal of Strategic Studies Ekhaugen, Lene. 2020. Whole-of-government coordination for complex operations: Symbolic politics or coordination failure? Journal of Strategic Studies <p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">Whole-of-government coordination has produced meagre results if measured against declared aims. However, an assessment of such coordination efforts should include also unstated aims. Based on an in-depth study of the primary high-level coordination body for Norway’s Afghanistan engagement, this article finds that the body was successful in pursuing symbolic politics. Showcasing was an underlying but non-declared aim of the body in question. These findings are significant because they provide an explanation why governments continue to pursue this kind of coordination efforts despite their apparent lack of success. Improved coordination was achieved mostly in terms of information sharing.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">Read the article from <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01402390.2020.1730819">Journal of Strategic Studies</a>.</span></p>

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Aamodt and Haugom: Tilting towards Russia but anchored in NATO. Turkey’s foreign policy activism and its implications<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insight%206_2019%20forsidebilde.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Aamodt and Haugom: Tilting towards Russia but anchored in NATO. Turkey’s foreign policy activism and its implicationsTurkey strengthened ties with Russia after the military coup attempt on July 15, 2016, triggering widespread concerns that Ankara is ‘drifting away’ from NATO.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/haugom_tilting_towards_russia_but_anchored_in_nato
Flåten: India Elects: what are the implications for the country’s foreign and security policy?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insight%204-2019%20bilde.jpg" width="695" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Flåten: India Elects: what are the implications for the country’s foreign and security policy?http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/flaten_india_elects_what_are-_the_implications_for_the_country’s_foreign_and_security_policy
Hilde and Allers: Is NATO Ready?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/20181103KK_009.t5be2a945.m800.xcz7SFBeo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Hilde and Allers: Is NATO Ready?If a crisis breaks out tomorrow, is NATO ready to respond? http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/hilde-allers-trident-juncture-nato

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