The New Battle of the Atlantic and Security in Northern Europe<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2018-10-22%20RUSI_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The New Battle of the Atlantic and Security in Northern EuropeFacing Russia’s military build-up, Northern European nations must show unity of effort. 22 October, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone and other leading experts discuss ambitions and obstacles. http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/northern-europe-security-atlanticism-continentalism
How to deter? Small deterrence strategies<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/DSC_5261.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How to deter? Small deterrence strategiesCan small states deter great powers? If so, how? These were the questions posed to three international deterrence experts during IFS’ Defence Planning research programme's inaugural seminar 29 August 2018.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/how-to-deter-small-deterrence-strategies
Book launch: The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2018-11-23%20Handbook%20of%20Eur%20Def_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Book launch: The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed ForcesOn 23 November, the editors of the first comprehensive analysis of European armed forces discuss Europe’s security challenges with IFS colleagues. http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/launch-handbook-european-defence-policies-armed-forces
Save the date 26 November: Is NATO ready?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2018-11-26%20Is%20NATO%20ready_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Save the date 26 November: Is NATO ready?In the wake of Trident Juncture 2018, leading international experts discuss NATO’s readiness to muster a swift and powerful response to a crisis on the Northern Flank.http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/sne-is-nato-ready



 Articles and chapters in books

 

 

Zysk, Katarzyna. 2018. "Escalation and Nuclear Weapons in Russia’s Military Strategy." RUSI Journal, online 25 MayZysk, Katarzyna. 2018. "Escalation and Nuclear Weapons in Russia’s Military Strategy." RUSI Journal, online 25 May<p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">The assessment that Russia envisages limited nuclear first use, potentially including low-yield nuclear weapons, as a coercive advantage over a symmetrical adversary has contributed to justify additional capabilities in the US nuclear arsenal. Contrary to the critics’ claims, Katarzyna Zysk shows that the Russian military strategy has been corroborated in strategic documents and official statements, defence acquisition programmes and deployments, and operational pattern.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;"><a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03071847.2018.1469267">Read the article on Taylor & Francis Online. </a></span></p><p>Artikkelen kan ligge bak betalingsmur. Ta kontakt med Forsvarets høgskoles bibliotek<br></p>
Saxi, Håkon Lunde. 2018. "Norwegian Perspectives on Baltic Sea Security" In Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance, Edited by Ann-Sofie DahlSaxi, Håkon Lunde. 2018. "Norwegian Perspectives on Baltic Sea Security" In Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Region: Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance, Edited by Ann-Sofie Dahl<p>​How should the countries in the Baltic Sea region and their allies meet the strategic challenges posed by an openly aggressive and expansionist Russia? NATO and the nonaligned states in the region are now more concerned about an external threat than they have been since the end of the Cold War. Russia has been probing air space, maritime boundaries, and even land borders from the Baltic republics to Sweden. Russia's undermining of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea worries former Soviet republics with Russian minority populations, nonaligned Sweden and Finland are enhancing their cooperation with NATO, and the Trump presidency has created some doubt about America's willingness to follow through on NATO's collective defense commitment. </p><p><a href="http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/strategic-challenges-baltic-sea-region" target="_blank">Go to Georgetown University Press.</a><br></p>
Røseth, Tom. 2018. "Moscow’s Response to a Rising China: Russia’s Partnership Policies in Its Military Relations with Beijing"Røseth, Tom. 2018. "Moscow’s Response to a Rising China: Russia’s Partnership Policies in Its Military Relations with Beijing"<p>​<span style="color:#333333;font-family:"open sans", sans-serif;font-size:17.6px;">This article analyzes Moscow’s orientation toward Beijing. While China’s rise raises worries for most neighboring states, it appears that for Russia, security concerns vis-à-vis the United States and NATO outweigh other considerations. Russo–Chinese military cooperation has increased through high-tech arms trade, bilateral exercises, and improved border relations. The article asks whether Moscow is downplaying a pragmatic partnership policy in favor of a more permanent strategic approach in its military policies toward China. By pursuing arms sales and bilateral exercises, Russia allows for vulnerability in its cooperation with China, indicating a strategic partnership. At the same time, deployments along the common border point to safeguarding and pragmatic elements, revealing a not fully coherent strategy.</span><br></p>
Elgsaas, Ingvill M. 2017. "Counterterrorism in the Russian Arctic: legal framework and central actors." Arctic and North Elgsaas, Ingvill M. 2017. "Counterterrorism in the Russian Arctic: legal framework and central actors." Arctic and North <p>​Russia’s strategic interests in the Arctic coupled with a complex and diffuse terrorist threat has produced a niche topic: Arctic counterterrorism. Arctic counterterrorism is a new and underdeveloped topic that has received only limited attention. This article contributes a discussion of the legal framework and the main actors involved in countering terrorism in the Russian Arctic. The author finds that the legal framework for counterterrorism is extensive yet centered in core documents. Similarly, counterterrorism involves many and varied actors united in a relatively simple and streamlined national system for counterterrorism. Current legal regulation and organisation provide a solid base that may support efficient management of counterterrorism, also in the Arctic. A notable strength is the concentration of coordination responsibilities in the hands of one central actor, the FSB. Another important characteristic is that the system is symmetrical and follows Russia’s federal organisation with coordinating bodies for all regions including those in the Arctic. Counterterrorism legislation is kept up to date and the trend is towards tougher punishments and a wide understanding of terrorist offenses. A potential weak spot is the unclear role of the newly formed National Guard. The uncertainty surrounding the role of the National Guard in the fight against terrorism may challenge the FSB and weaken coordination of the system for counterterrorism in the future.</p><p><a href="https://narfu.ru/upload/iblock/377/06_Elgsaas.pdf">Read the article here. </a><br><br></p>

 Books and reports

 

 

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)
Mayer: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Power<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights%204_2018%20Mayer%20hovedbilde_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mayer: Artificial Intelligence and Cyber PowerThis report provides an overview of the strategic aspects of AI and cyber power.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/ifs-insights-mayer-ai-cyber-strategy-overhead
Tunsjø: China's rise and strategic adjustments in Asia and Europe<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/IFS%20Insights_1_2018_Tunsjø_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tunsjø: China's rise and strategic adjustments in Asia and EuropeIFS Insights 1/2018. Focusing on the rise of China will allow us to gauge the direction of US defence and security policy and provide a better understanding of how Norway can maintain strong ties with its most important ally.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/ifs-insights-kronologisk-(2010-)/china-s-rise-and-strategic-adjustments-in-asia-and-europe

 Upcoming events

 

 

The New Battle of the Atlantic and Security in Northern EuropeThe New Battle of the Atlantic and Security in Northern Europe10/22/2018 7:00:00 AM10/22/2018 9:00:00 AM2018-10-22T09:00:00Z2018-10-22T07:00:00ZForedragOslohttp://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/northern-europe-security-atlanticism-continentalism
Book launch: The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed ForcesBook launch: The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces11/23/2018 8:00:00 AM11/23/2018 10:15:00 AM2018-11-23T10:15:00Z2018-11-23T08:00:00ZForedragOslohttp://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/launch-handbook-european-defence-policies-armed-forces
Save the date 26 November: Is NATO ready?Save the date 26 November: Is NATO ready?11/26/2018 11:00:00 AM11/26/2018 2:00:00 PM2018-11-26T14:00:00Z2018-11-26T11:00:00ZKonferanseOslohttp://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/sne-is-nato-ready

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