Livestream: How to do Cyber Defence?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/2019-01-17_Cyber_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Livestream: How to do Cyber Defence?Thursday 17 January 2019, IFS assembles a team of international experts to discuss issues related to cyber defence. How can small countries such as the Nordic-Baltic states successfully defend themselves in the cyber domain? How can small countries such as the Nordic-Baltic states successfully defend themselves in the cyber domain? Thursday 17 January 2019 IFS assembles a team of international experts to discuss issues related to cyber defence.How to do Cyber Defence?http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/how-to-do-cyber-defence
Livestream: Cyber Defence 17 January 2019<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/How%20to%20do%20cyber%20defence.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Livestream: Cyber Defence 17 January 2019Thursday 17 January 09.00–13.00, IFS assembles a team of international experts to discuss issues related to cyber defence. How can small countries such as the Nordic-Baltic states successfully defend themselves in the cyber domain? Watch our live streaming from 09.00. Please open the link in Google Chrome.http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/cyber-defence-17-january-2019
The New Battle of the Atlantic and Security in Northern Europe<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/RUSI_%20John%20Andreas%20Olsen.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 2018, IFS invited Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone and other leading experts to discuss ambitions and obstacles.http://forsvaret.no/hogskolene/Arrangementer/atlantic-security-northern-europe
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
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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Allers, Robin & Hilde, Paal Sigurd, 2018. "Der Ostseeraum im Spannungsfeld geostrategischer Interessen". In: Lemke, B. (ed.) Baltikum. pp. 253-261. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöning Allers, Robin & Hilde, Paal Sigurd, 2018. "Der Ostseeraum im Spannungsfeld geostrategischer Interessen". In: Lemke, B. (ed.) Baltikum. pp. 253-261. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöning <p>​Ob zuzeiten der Hanse, im Dreißigjährigen Krieg, im Zeitalter der Weltkriege oder im Kalten Krieg – der Ostseeraum war immer schon von besonderem strategischem Interesse. Allerdings wechselten sich in dieser Region Phasen der Anspannung immer wieder mit längeren Perioden der Stabilität ab. Die heutige Situation wird vor allem von den Auswirkungen der Besetzung der Krim durch Russland stark beeinflusst. Diesem strategischen Schock war eine längere Periode vorausgegangen, in der die Region sicherheitspolitisch nur wenig Beachtung erfahren hatte.</p><p>Mit der Auflösung der Sowjetunion hatte Anfang der 1990er Jahre zunächst Unsicherheit über die Zukunft der Russischen Föderation und ihr Verhältnis zu den unabhängig gewordenen baltischen Staaten geherrscht. Bald aber setzte eine Phase ein, in der die Ostsee vor allem als stabiler und wirtschaftlich dynamischer Raum hervortrat, in dem sich die euro-atlantischen Strukturen ohne größere Konflikte ausweiteten. Gleichzeitig richtete sich die strategische Aufmerksamkeit des Westens auf die Südflanke der Allianz, auf den Balkan und die Konflikte im Nahen Osten und in Afrika. Spätestens nach dem Terrorangriff von 9/11 und mit den darauffolgenden Kriegen in Afghanistan und Irak war die NATO »out of area«. Das »Kerngeschäft« der Allianz, die kollektive Verteidigung, war auf der westlichen Agenda in den Hintergrund gerückt. </p><p>Währenddessen arbeitete Präsident Wladimir Putin seit seinem Amtsantritt 2000 zielgerichtet auf die Wiederherstellung von Russlands Großmachtstatus hin. Spätestens mit dem georgisch-russischen Krieg 2008 zeichnete sich ab, dass Russland bereit war, auf weitere Eingriffe in seine Interessensphäre auch militärisch zu reagieren. Insbesondere nach der völkerrechtswidrigen Annexion der Krim und der militärischen Destabilisierung der Ostukraine, begann sich die strategische Bedeutung des Ostseeraums grundlegend zu ändern.<br></p><p><a href="https://www.schoeningh.de/katalog/titel/978-3-506-79331-7.html">Verlag Ferdinand Schöning</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Saxi, Håkon Lunde. ‘British-German Defence and Security Relations After Brexit: Quo Vadis, “Silent Alliance”?’ I The United Kingdom’s Defence After Brexit: Britain’s Alliances, Coalitions, and Partnerships. Redigert av Janne Haaland Matláry og Robert JohnSaxi, Håkon Lunde. ‘British-German Defence and Security Relations After Brexit: Quo Vadis, “Silent Alliance”?’ I The United Kingdom’s Defence After Brexit: Britain’s Alliances, Coalitions, and Partnerships. Redigert av Janne Haaland Matláry og Robert John<p>This new work examines how the European states, the United Kingdom and the United States will approach the defence and Security of Europe in the medium and long-term. It is often assumed that Brexit, the United Kingdom's departure from the political and commercial European Union, would affect defence and security profoundly, but the basis of that assumption is rarely analysed. Bringing together a panel of specialists from Europe, the UK, the EU, and the United States, this volume evaluates the relative position they play in Europe's defence in the era of Brexit. It examines the arguments, challenges, and problems in European defence, and tests them against the residual commitment, cohesion, and capabilities of the states concerned, including Anglo-French military co-operation, the silent Anglo-German partnership, the US-UK Special Relationship, and the emergent Northern Group.</p><p>Go to <a href="https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319971681">"Palgrave macmillan"</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Grønning, Bjørn Elias Mikalsen. 2019. The Japan–China–Russia Triangle and Security in North East Asia. In "Sino-Russia relations in the 21st century.". Edited by Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Lo, Bobo. 243-265. Palgrave macmillanGrønning, Bjørn Elias Mikalsen. 2019. The Japan–China–Russia Triangle and Security in North East Asia. In "Sino-Russia relations in the 21st century.". Edited by Bekkevold, Jo Inge and Lo, Bobo. 243-265. Palgrave macmillan<p>​<span style="color:#555555;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">This book examines how recent fundamental changes influence Sino-Russian relations and the wider long-term implications of the revolving Sino-Russian dynamic on international affairs. It brings together leading scholars to examine recent developments across the whole relationship – from grand strategy and global governance, to bilateral energy and military ties, and regional interaction in Central Asia, Northeast Asia, and the Middle East. The Sino-Russian relationship boasts major achievements, but also reveals important differences and latent tensions. The project is intended for policy-makers, academics and students of strategic studies, diplomacy studies, Chinese politics, Russian politics and foreign policy.</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#555555;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">Go to <a href="https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319925158">"Palgrave macmillan"</a></span></p>
Tamnes Rolf, 2018. The High North: A Call for a Competitive Strategy. In Olsen, J.A (ed.), Security in Northern Europe, RUSI Whitehall Paper 93Tamnes Rolf, 2018. The High North: A Call for a Competitive Strategy. In Olsen, J.A (ed.), Security in Northern Europe, RUSI Whitehall Paper 93<p>This chapter focuses on the expansion of Russia's military capabilities in the High North and its implications for Western security. It highlights the asymmetric relationship between Russia and Norway and emphasises the need for early military assistance from key allies in the event of a conflict to ensure smooth and integrated escalation for response. It also reflects on Iceland's geostrategic role and the need to boost NATO's maritime posture significantly to prevent Russian forces from cutting the all-important transatlantic sea lines of communication. The chapter's main messages are that the High North is central to a Europe 'free, whole and at peace', and that NATO should formulate a competitive strategy, taking advantage of its own strengths and of Russia's weaknesses. ​</p><p>Go to "<a href="https://rusi.org/publication/whitehall-papers/security-northern-europe-deterrence-defence-and-dialogue">RUSI Whitehall Papers</a>"<br></p>

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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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