Where is Turkey heading?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Summary_Where%20is%20Turkey%20heading_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Where is Turkey heading?On 8 September, three leading experts on Turkey discussed recent developments in this large and important country in Southeastern Europe. http://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/where-is-turkey-heading-summary
The US and Transatlantic relations<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2017-10-09%20The%20US%20and%20Transatlantic%20relations_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The US and Transatlantic relationsThe current security landscape is rife with instability. This seminar will draw inspiration from Kenneth Waltz' book, Man, State, and War, published in 1959. http://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/us-transatlantic-relations-period-of-instability
Malhotra: India as an arms exporter<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Malhotra_insight_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Malhotra: India as an arms exporterAlthough India has been involved in defence exports for a long time, the volume of its exports remains insignificant. Recently, however, the figures have been rising, thus signifying a new trend.New IFS Insights. Although India has been involved in defence exports for a long time, the volume of its exports remains insignificant. Recently, however, the figures have been rising, thus signifying a new trend.Aditi Malhotra: India as an arms exporter. Changing Trendshttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/aditi-malhotra-india-as-an-arms-exporter



 Articles and chapters in books

 

 

Petersson, Magnus. 2017. "NATO's Territorial Defense: The Global Approach and the Regional Approach." In NATO'S RETURN TO EUROPE Engaging Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond, edited by Rebecca R. Moore and Damon Coletta. Georgetown University PressPetersson, Magnus. 2017. "NATO's Territorial Defense: The Global Approach and the Regional Approach." In NATO'S RETURN TO EUROPE Engaging Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond, edited by Rebecca R. Moore and Damon Coletta. Georgetown University Press<p class="forsvaretElement-p">NATO's 2010 Strategic Concept officially broadened the alliance's mission beyond collective defense, reflecting a peaceful Europe and changes in alliance activities. NATO had become an international security facilitator, a crisis-manager even outside Europe, and a liberal democratic club as much as a mutual-defense organization. However, Russia's re-entry into great power politics has changed NATO's strategic calculus.<br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Russia's aggressive annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its ongoing military support for Ukrainian separatists dramatically altered the strategic environment and called into question the liberal European security order. States bordering Russia, many of which are now NATO members, are worried, and the alliance is divided over assessments of Russia's behavior.  <br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Against the backdrop of Russia's new assertiveness, an international group of scholars examines a broad range of issues in the interest of not only explaining recent alliance developments but also making recommendations about critical choices confronting the NATO allies. While a renewed emphasis on collective defense is clearly a priority, this volume's contributors caution against an overcorrection, which would leave the alliance too inwardly focused, play into Russia's hand, and exacerbate regional fault lines always just below the surface at NATO. <br></p><div><p class="forsvaretElement-p">This volume places rapid-fire events in theoretical perspective and will be useful to foreign policy students, scholars, and practitioners alike.<br></p><br></div><p><a href="http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/natos-return-europe">Read more about the book on the publisher's website.</a></p>
Danielsen, Helge. 2017. "‘A military ERP’? Military assistance and US public diplomacy in Norway in the early 1950s." Journal of Transatlantic Studies. Online 4 SeptemberDanielsen, Helge. 2017. "‘A military ERP’? Military assistance and US public diplomacy in Norway in the early 1950s." Journal of Transatlantic Studies. Online 4 September<p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">This article explores how U.S. public diplomacy resources in Norway were mobilised in support of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program in the early 1950s. These efforts had two main objectives: to display U.S. commitment to allied security, and thus provide ‘psychological reassurance’, and, secondly, to mobilise popular support for increased defence spending by the Norwegian Government. </span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">The first ambition played well with local audiences. The second was more controversial, as it could be apprehended as meddling in domestic affairs. Close cooperation with local actors, a characteristic of U.S. public diplomacy in Norway at large, was therefore particularly important in this case.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">To read the full article, go to Journal of Transatlantic Studies (restricted access): <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14794012.2017.1371420">http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14794012.2017.1371420</a></span></p>
Zysk, Katarzyna. 2017. "Les objectifs stratégiques de la Russie dans l’Arctique." Politique étrangère 82(3)Zysk, Katarzyna. 2017. "Les objectifs stratégiques de la Russie dans l’Arctique." Politique étrangère 82(3)<p>​The article examines Russia's strategic objectives in the Arctic, their achievements, current potential and limitations, as well as future prospects. It argues that Russia's ambitious economic development programme, influenced by domestic structural limitations and global economic and geopolitical dynamics, has proved to be overly optimistic, while the scope and pace of implementation of the military projects has turned out to be more expansive compared to initial plans. <br></p><p>The article is available on paper through the <span style="font-size:13px;">Institut français de</span><span style="font-size:13px;">s relations internationales</span><br></p>
Zysk, Katarzyna. 2017. "Nonstrategic nuclear weapons in Russia’s evolving military doctrine". Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences 73(5)Zysk, Katarzyna. 2017. "Nonstrategic nuclear weapons in Russia’s evolving military doctrine". Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences 73(5)<p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">Why does Russia need so many nonstrategic nuclear weapons (NSNWs), which are considered by some observers to be an irrelevant relic of the Cold War with little use in actual, present-day warfighting? The question is all the more acute given that Russia has conducted a sweeping military modernization program since 2008, significantly improving its general-purpose forces and thereby seemingly reducing the need to rely on nuclear weapons. Yet Russia’s nonstrategic (also known as tactical) nuclear weapons continue to play a central role in its military doctrine – and if anything, the weapons’ role has increased in the post-Cold War security environment. </span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">Initially, they were viewed as a way of compensating for Russia’s military-technological inferiority after the collapse of the Soviet Union, giving the country some breathing space until Russia would have the wherewithal to boost its conventional power – especially in the research and development of high-precision conventional weapons that could be an alternative to nuclear munitions. Indeed, in recent years, Russia has increased its focus on developing nonnuclear deterrence capabilities. That said, NSNWs remain an integral element in the evolving Russian military strategy, combining a set of cross-domain deterrence options including strategic and nonstrategic nuclear, strategic conventional, and nonmilitary ways and means.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">To read the full article, go to Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences: <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2017.1362908"></a><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DqGBNXyd76Qu8Bni4wvZ/full" target="_blank">http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DqGBNXyd76Qu8Bni4wvZ/full</a> </span></p>

 Books and reports

 

 

Malhotra: India as an arms exporter<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Malhotra_insight_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Malhotra: India as an arms exporterAlthough India has been involved in defence exports for a long time, the volume of its exports remains insignificant. Recently, however, the figures have been rising, thus signifying a new trend.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/aditi-malhotra-india-as-an-arms-exporter
Oftedal: China's Collective Leadership at a crossroads<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_1_Oftedal_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Oftedal: China's Collective Leadership at a crossroadsXi Jinping may be emerging as a more profiled leader of the Chinese Communist Party than expected. It is, however, too early to draw conclusions regarding how this affects China’s collective leadership.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/siv-oftedal-chinas-collective-leadership-at-a-crossroads
Tunsjø&Ross (eds.) Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Tunsjo%20og%20Ross%20forside_nett.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tunsjø&Ross (eds.) Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of ChinaStructural and domestic variables influence how East Asian states adjust their strategy in light of the rise of China.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/strategic-adjustment-and-the-rise-of-china

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The US and Transatlantic relationsThe US and Transatlantic relations10/9/2017 10:30:00 AM10/9/2017 1:00:00 PM2017-10-09T13:00:00Z2017-10-09T10:30:00ZForedraghttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/seminarer-og-konferanser/us-transatlantic-relations-period-of-instability

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