IFS conference: Joining forces to improve NATO's readiness<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/SNE_konf_mai2016_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IFS conference: Joining forces to improve NATO's readinessHow can NATO adaptation and multinational response forces enhance readiness and capabilities for collective defence in Northern Europe? http://forsvaret.no/ifs/ifs-conference_may_joining-forces-to-improve-natos-readiness
India's Myanmar Policy<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Mayanmar_India_nettet_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />India's Myanmar PolicyRajiv Bhatia, India's ambassador to Myanmar 2002–05, and Sunniva Engh will discuss India–Myanmar relations.Rajiv Bhatia, India's ambassador to Myanmar 2002–05, and Sunniva Engh will discuss India–Myanmar relations. Wednesday 25 May, 10.00–12.00 at IFS in Kongens gate 4.IFS seminar: India's Myanmar Policyhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/ifs_seminar_indias-myanmar-policy
IFS seminar: Interpreting China’s North Korea policy<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Kinas%20Nord-Koreapolitikk_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IFS seminar: Interpreting China’s North Korea policyAndrew Scobell (RAND) examines the Chinese armed forces' decisionmaking role on Korea issues. 8 April, 14.00–15.30.Andrew Scobell (RAND) examines the Chinese armed forces' decisionmaking role on Korea issues. Friday 8 April, 14.00–15.30 at IFS in Kongens gate 4. Sign up!IFS seminar: Interpreting China’s North Korea Policyhttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/ifs-seminar__8-april_interpreting-china’s-north-korea-policy
Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to Ukraine<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Petersson_US_NATO%20debate_ill_ferdig.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to UkraineMagnus Petersson looks at US expectations to its European allies. Do the Americans want to pull back and leave the Europeans to handle their own security challenges?Do the Americans want to pull back and leave the Europeans to handle their own security challenges?New book by Magnus Petersson about the US NATO debate http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/petersson_2015_the-us-nato-debate-from-libya-to-ukraine
30 November: The US NATO debate book launch<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/30.november_Magnus_Petersson_QandA.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />30 November: The US NATO debate book launchWashington wants to “lead from behind”. On 30 November Magnus Petersson presented the findings in his new book.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/30-november-the-us-nato-debate-book-launch



 Articles and chapters in books

 

 

Sunniva Engh: "India's Myanmar policy and the 'Sino-Indian great game'"Sunniva Engh: "India's Myanmar policy and the 'Sino-Indian great game'"<p>​​​​Recent literature has aimed to “deconstruct” the notion of a “Sino-Indian rivalry” in Myanmar. The argument is that China's leverage in Myanmar far outweighs India's, and that the Tatmadaw nevertheless prevents either country's manipulation of Myanmar. In contrast this article argues that the idea of a “Sino-Indian Great Game” still marks the Indian debate, thinking and policy on Myanmar. China's continued rise will remain a main driver behind India's Myanmar policy, and Myanmar will remain geostrategic relevant to India.​<br><br>The article describes the historical legacy of India's relationship with Myanmar, discusses the role of China in Indian Myanmar policies, and examines the effects of Myanmar's democratization process. While the Myanmar playing field has changed, Indian perceptio​ns of a “Sino-Indian Great Game” are lasting.</p><p style="box-sizing:content-box;margin-bottom:1.875em;font-size:16px;line-height:26px;color:#333333;font-family:proximanova, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2015.1130307">​​Last ned artikkelen fra Taylor & Francis' nettsider</a> (Betalingsmur. Kontakt FHS bibliotek for bestilling)<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2015.1130307">​</a></p>
Lundestad, Ingrid. 2015. "Turning Foe to Friend? US Objectives in Including Russia in Post-Cold War Euro-Atlantic Security Co-operation". The International History Review, 22 December.Lundestad, Ingrid. 2015. "Turning Foe to Friend? US Objectives in Including Russia in Post-Cold War Euro-Atlantic Security Co-operation". The International History Review, 22 December.<p>​This article scrutinises four moments in the post-Cold War era where the United States engaged to include Russia in Euro-Atlantic security forums: the establishment of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council; Partnership for Peace; Permanent Joint Council; and the NATO-Russia Council. The overall puzzle is: why did consecutive US administrations aim to formalise co-operation between NATO and Russia? Current tensions highlight the issue's significance, yet in the literature, there is no study looking specifically at these episodes of US efforts to integrate Moscow. Building on a broad set of primary sources, this article determines what we can now know of US objectives concerning the role of Russia in Euro-Atlantic co-operation. It concludes that US objectives moved from seeking new and stable relations between former adversaries, to facilitating US objectives in the Euro-Atlantic context with NATO enlargement, to expressing more global interests in confronting emerging crises and challenges, amongst others in the war on terror. Co-operation was limited to where interests were overlapping. Russia would not be placed in a position to influence NATO as an alliance. US officials remained hopeful that co-operation with Russia was possible, and would benefit all. At the same time, decisions would serve US interests should relations sour.</p><p><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07075332.2015.1096806"><strong>Go to Taylor&Francis Online to download the article (limited access)</strong></a></p>
Kronvall, Olof & Magnus Petersson. 2015. "Doctrine and Defence Transformation in Norway and Sweden". Journal of Strategic Studies (special issue)Kronvall, Olof & Magnus Petersson. 2015. "Doctrine and Defence Transformation in Norway and Sweden". Journal of Strategic Studies (special issue)<p>​​In this article Kronvall and Petersson analyse to what degree the three functions of doctrine proposed by Harald Høiback – doctrine as a tool of operations, a tool of education, and a tool of change – have driven defence transformation in two Scandinavian states, Norway and Sweden. They conclude that doctrine, both allied and national, has had some impact on defence transformation in both countries: through the operations in Afghanistan, through education both at the branch level and joint level, and through organizational adaption to (first) the US ‘RMA paradigm’ and (later) to the subsequent ‘COIN paradigm’. However, other factors, such as threat perception and defence spending, have also played an important role. It also remains to be seen whether the changes are ephemeral or of a more permanent nature.</p><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01402390.2015.1115040"><p><strong>To download the article, go to the Taylor&Francis website (limited access)</strong></p></a>

 Books and reports

 

 

Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to Ukraine<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Petersson_US_NATO%20debate_ill_ferdig.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Petersson: The US NATO Debate. From Libya to UkraineMagnus Petersson looks at US expectations to its European allies. Do the Americans want to pull back and leave the Europeans to handle their own security challenges?http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/petersson_2015_the-us-nato-debate-from-libya-to-ukraine
Bekkevold, Bowers & Raska (eds.): Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century <img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/f-35-testing__high.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bekkevold, Bowers & Raska (eds.): Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century Strategic thinking, military reform and adaptation in an era of Asian growth, European austerity and US rebalancing. http://forsvaret.no/ifs/book_security-strategy-and-military-change-in-the-21st-century
Norheim-Martinsen & Nyhamar (eds.): International Military Operations in the 21st Century<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Norheim-Martinsen_Intops21century_orig.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Norheim-Martinsen & Nyhamar (eds.): International Military Operations in the 21st CenturyInternational Military Operations in the 21st Century (2015).http://forsvaret.no/ifs/Publikasjoner/Boeker/international-military-operations-in-the-21st-century

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India's Myanmar Policy<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Mayanmar_India_nettet_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />India's Myanmar Policy5/25/2016 7:30:00 AM5/25/2016 10:00:00 AM2016-05-25T10:00:00Z2016-05-25T07:30:00ZForedraghttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/ifs_seminar_indias-myanmar-policy
IFS conference: Joining forces to improve NATO's readiness<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/SNE_konf_mai2016_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IFS conference: Joining forces to improve NATO's readiness5/26/2016 8:00:00 AM5/26/2016 11:15:00 AM2016-05-26T11:15:00Z2016-05-26T08:00:00ZKonferansehttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/ifs-conference_may_joining-forces-to-improve-natos-readiness

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