US–China–Europe relations in a new era<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2019-09-19_US-China-Europe_montasje_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />US–China–Europe relations in a new eraMeet leading scholars from Europe, China, and the United States discussing how global power shifts and growing US-China rivalry affect Europe, transatlantic relations and a new world order. Thu 19 Sep, 15.30–17.00. Meet leading scholars from Europe and the United States discussing how global power shifts and growing US-China rivalry affect Europe, transatlantic relations and a new world order. US–China–Europe relations in a new erahttp://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/us-china-europe-relations-in-a-new-era
NATO's progress in meeting the new Russia challenge <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2019-06-04_Brad%20Roberts_seminar_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />NATO's progress in meeting the new Russia challenge Is NATO on the right path in adapting its defence and deterrence to Russia’s changing strategy? What other policy options are available in the short and long term? http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/natos-progress-in-meeting-the-new-russia-challenge
Power and elites in Russia: How to run an authoritarian state.<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Power_and_Elites_kollasj3_internett.png" width="400" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Power and elites in Russia: How to run an authoritarian state.An IFS Russia Programme Seminar in Oslo. 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
NATO og Norge i 70 år<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/NATO%20sign%201949_internett.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />NATO og Norge i 70 årDen 1. april inviterte IFS og NUPI til diskusjon om sentrale tema i NATOs historie og aktuelle utfordringer. http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/nato-og-norge-i-70-år
NATO 70 år: En evigvarende allianse? <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Stoltenberg%20og%20Trump.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />NATO 70 år: En evigvarende allianse? Torsdag 4. april fyller NATO 70 år. Forsvarsminister Frank Bakke-Jensen, generalløytnant Erik Gustavson, stortingsrepresentantene Liv Signe Navarsete og Espen Barth Eide, professor Geir Lundestad og fremtredende ungdomspolitikere reflekterer over jubilantens tilstand og Norges rolle i alliansen. Arrangementet blir livestreamet. Vennligst åpne linken nedenfor i Google Chrome.http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/nato-70-år-en-evigvarende-allianse



 Articles and chapters in books

 

 

Flåten, Lars Tore. 2019. India Elects: what are the implications for the country’s foreign and security policy? IFS Insight 4/2019Flåten, Lars Tore. 2019. India Elects: what are the implications for the country’s foreign and security policy? IFS Insight 4/2019<p>​The Indian election is already underway and takes place in seven phases, from 11 April to 19 May. India had entered election mode when the terror attack in Kashmir claimed the lives of forty police force personnel. This event, as well as the subsequent Indian response, placed security policy higher up on the agenda than it usually is in Indian elections. For this reason, it is pertinent to explore the foreign policy legacy of the current government in India, which is dominated by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The article also examines what is at stake for India and Asia when the country’s 900 Million eligible voters cast their ballot.<br></p><p>Read <a href="/ifs/Sider/Flaten_India_Elects_what_are-_the_implications_for_the_country’s_foreign_and_security_policy.aspx">IFS Insight here.</a><br></p>
Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2019. ‘The rise, fall, and resurgence of Nordic defence cooperation’. International Affairs 95, nr. 3 (2019): 659–680.Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2019. ‘The rise, fall, and resurgence of Nordic defence cooperation’. International Affairs 95, nr. 3 (2019): 659–680.<p class="forsvaretElement-p">​After the end of the Cold War the Nordic states gradually began to work together on military issues beyond UN peacekeeping operations, including in NATO operations, on training and education, as well as on armament development and acquisition. Between 2006 and 2013 these efforts reached their aspirational and rhetorical zenith, as the Nordic states agreed in principle to integrate their armed forces closely. The main catalyst was the conviction that small states could no longer maintain balanced and modern military forces on a purely national basis. The core countries in this integrationist experiment were Norway, Sweden and Finland. The integrationist idea soon faced insurmountable difficulties and expensive setbacks, leading to its quiet abandonment by early 2014. At approximately the same time, the Ukrainian crisis caused a change in the Nordic states' perception of Russia, from a difficult partner to a strategic challenger. The need to work together to meet Russia's revisionist challenge in the Nordic–Baltic region produced a resurgence in Nordic defence cooperation, focused on making the Nordic armed forces able to operate together in a crisis rather than full-blown defence integration. Nordic cooperation today serves as a complement to NATO, the EU and enhanced bilateral cooperation with the major Western states.<br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Read the article in <a href="https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/95/3/659/5426080">International affairs </a><br></p>
Ida Maria Oma and Magnus Petersson. 2019. Exploring the role of dependence in influencing small states’ alliance contributions: A reputation mechanism argument and assessment. European Security. 6 MarchIda Maria Oma and Magnus Petersson. 2019. Exploring the role of dependence in influencing small states’ alliance contributions: A reputation mechanism argument and assessment. European Security. 6 March<p class="forsvaretElement-p">​Dependence has been demonstrated to be a main factor driving small states’ alliance contributions. However, the causal pathway linking dependence on the one hand, and small states’ contributions on the other, is seldom explicated and assessed. Furthermore, the ways in which dependence may shape, not only drive, such contributions, have received little attention. The purpose of this article is to elaborate the role of dependence in these regards. Drawing on Glenn H. Snyder’s “fear of abandonment” concept, it is argued that reputation is the main mechanism linking dependence and contributions. The article specifies the causal pathway and assesses it against case-study evidence of Norway’s and Sweden’s military participation in ISAF. The process tracing lends much support to the proposed mechanism, and comparison helps clarify how different alliance relationship status (member or partner) impacts on the theorised causal chain.</p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Go to <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09662839.2019.1589455">Taylor & Francis Online to read the article</a><br></p>
Torunn Laugen Haaland and Elin Gustavsen, 2019. “From commemoration to celebration: the making of the Norwegian Liberation and Veterans Day”, Memory studies, Online first, 17 February 2019.Torunn Laugen Haaland and Elin Gustavsen, 2019. “From commemoration to celebration: the making of the Norwegian Liberation and Veterans Day”, Memory studies, Online first, 17 February 2019.<p class="forsvaretElement-p">​This article examines how and to what extent recent wars affect war commemoration. We do this through an analysis of the establishment of a Veterans Day in Norway, instituted on May 8, the traditional Liberation Day in memory of World War 2. We document how this merger has transformed May 8 from a low-key war commemoration to a celebration of the Armed Forces. Through our study, we emphasize how authorities attempt to form new mnemonic practices to give meaning to recent wars. These practices were informed by transnational events, but also constrained by deeply embedded national genres of commemoration. In Norway, the Liberation and Veterans Day has become a secluded event, attended by political and military leaders, but largely ignored by the public. We argue that commemorative practices that fail to resonate with shared experiences in society and are at odds with national identities will have limited appeal and support.</p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Go to: <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1750698019829867">Sage Journals</a><br></p>

 Books and reports

 

 

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
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
Saxi: The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_5_2018_Saxi_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Saxi: The UK Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF)The UK and eight partner nations have developed a force capable of conducting a full-spectrum of operations. The JEF reinforces the close ties between this group of northern European states in order to meet the challenges of uncertain times.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/saxi-the-uk-joint-expeditionary-force-(jef)

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US–China–Europe relations in a new eraUS–China–Europe relations in a new era9/19/2019 1:30:00 PM9/19/2019 3:00:00 PM2019-09-19T15:00:00Z2019-09-19T13:30:00ZKonferansehttp://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/us-china-europe-relations-in-a-new-era