Norway and NATO. Perspectives from abroad<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/LTP3_toppbilde_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Norway and NATO. Perspectives from abroadOn 16 October 2019, IFS is holding the last of three seminars on the next Norwegian long term defence plan. The topic of this seminar is perspectives from abroad.http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/perspectives-from-abroad-the-norwegian-long-term-defence-plan
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



 Articles and chapters in books

 

 

Martinsen, Kåre Dahl. 2019. “Germany and the Afghanistan war dead”, i Martin Clauss (red), Vom Umgang mit den Toten, Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2019, 345-361.Martinsen, Kåre Dahl. 2019. “Germany and the Afghanistan war dead”, i Martin Clauss (red), Vom Umgang mit den Toten, Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2019, 345-361.
Zysk. Katarzyna. 2019. "Russia's Strategic Underbelly: Military Strategy, Capabilities, and Opearations in the Arctic". I The Russian Military in Contemporary Perspective, ed. by Stephen Blank, 687–724.Zysk. Katarzyna. 2019. "Russia's Strategic Underbelly: Military Strategy, Capabilities, and Opearations in the Arctic". I The Russian Military in Contemporary Perspective, ed. by Stephen Blank, 687–724.<p>Published by <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="https://ssi.armywarcollege.edu/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1389">Strategic StudiesInstitute of the U.S. Army War College</a></span><br></p>
Bækken, Håvard. 2019. The Return to Patriotic Education in Post-Soviet Russia: How, When, and Why the Russian Military Engaged in Civilian Nation Building. Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. Vol. 5, No. 1 (2019)Bækken, Håvard. 2019. The Return to Patriotic Education in Post-Soviet Russia: How, When, and Why the Russian Military Engaged in Civilian Nation Building. Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. Vol. 5, No. 1 (2019)<p>​This article examines the military origins of the Russian State Program of Patriotic Education. It documents how the policy was incubated within the Ministry of Defense and had found much of its form and content before Vladimir Putin became Russia’s president. To a degree often forgotten, patriotic education was shaped by circumstances of crisis and social destabilization. In response to failed nation building and rising concerns over youth behavior, military values and aesthetics were taken up as a means to cure social ills and moral vices and to counter the influx of western values. The military actors involved sought not only to increase the prestige of military service. Equally important was the fact that patriotic education served as a form of social outreach, based on a traditionalist worldview. Soviet and Russian soldiers were seen as important role models for the young, and the Armed Forces as a bearer of historical continuity and “Russianness.” Thus, already before Putin’s presidency, the regime invited the military into the heart of civilian affairs, presenting military traditionalism with a stronghold within the domain of official nation building. Under Putin, too, patriotic education policies continue to bear the strong imprint of their origins in crisis and failed nation building in the 1990s.<br></p>
Martinsen, Kåre Dahl 2019. Defeating TTIP: the French and German parliaments compared”. Journal of Transatlantic Studies (JTS) 2019, september, 1-18.Martinsen, Kåre Dahl 2019. Defeating TTIP: the French and German parliaments compared”. Journal of Transatlantic Studies (JTS) 2019, september, 1-18.<p class="forsvaretElement-p">​After a start marked by great optimism on both sides of the Atlantic, negotiations for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ended in 2016 after the German government decided to withdraw. Soon after, France followed suit. This was unexpected. The EU favoured the Partnership, and so did the German and French governments. Most expected French opposition to free trade to cause problems and Germany to welcome TTIP. As shown here, the opposite happened. The explanation is partly how the governments framed the Partnership: in France as an instrument ensuring influence over international trade, in Germany as a purely commercial arrangement. Parliaments in the two countries approached TTIP differently: the Assemblée nationale made its own analyses and arranged hearings often attended by the government; the Bundestag remained passive and contacts with the government on TTIP were limited. Despite the fact that the German assembly is vested with far stronger formal powers than the French, they were not used. Attempts are made to explain the passivity displayed by German MPs.<br></p><p class="forsvaretElement-p">Read the article from <a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s42738-019-00029-7">Springer Link: Journal of Transatlantic Studies</a><br></p>

 Books and reports

 

 

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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Norway and NATO. Perspectives from abroadNorway and NATO. Perspectives from abroad10/16/2019 7:00:00 AM10/16/2019 10:00:00 AM2019-10-16T10:00:00Z2019-10-16T07:00:00ZKonferansehttp://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/perspectives-from-abroad-the-norwegian-long-term-defence-plan