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
Joining forces to improve NATO's readiness<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/SNE_konf_mai2016_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Joining forces to improve NATO's readinessSummary from the SNE conference 26 May 2016 on the NATO adaptation and multinational response forces.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/ifs-conference_may_joining-forces-to-improve-natos-readiness



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Norheim-Martinsen, Per Martin. 2016. "New sources of military change – armed forces as normal organizations". Defence Studies 16 (3).Norheim-Martinsen, Per Martin. 2016. "New sources of military change – armed forces as normal organizations". Defence Studies 16 (3).<p>​The literature on how European states have adapted to the post-cold war security environment ffocuses invariably on different understandings of <em>military transformation</em>, a process which is seen as inherently different from other forms of organizational change. </p><p>However, as this paper argues, new management practices, going back to the introduction of so-called New Public Management (NPM) reforms throughout Europe in the 1980s, have eventually penetrated also the last bastion of the old state – the defense sector. </p><p>Taking a critical approach to the idea of military transformation and existing theories of military change, the paper demonstrates how other international developments have pushed towards what may be seen as a "normalization" of Europe's defense sectors. This has important implications for how we approach and understand change in contemporary defense organizations.</p><p><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14702436.2016.1195234" target="_blank">To read the article, go to <em>Defence Studies </em>on the Taylor & Francis website. Limited access.​</a></p><p><a href="/hogskolene/forsvarets-hogskole/biblioteket-fhs" target="_blank">Artikkelen ligger bak betalingsmur. Ta kontakt med <b>Forsvarets høgskoles bibliotek </b>hvis du vil lese den.</a></p>
Petersson, Magnus. 2016. "The United States as the reluctant ally". Parameters 46 (1)Petersson, Magnus. 2016. "The United States as the reluctant ally". Parameters 46 (1)<p>​US leadership in NATO has been declining since the <span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">Cold War ended. From a European perspective, the United States </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">looks more and more like a "reluctant ally." A re-nationalization of </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">European security could occur without strong US leadership. The </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">United States should, therefore, reassert itself in European secu</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">rity affairs—not with costly troop contributions, but by facilitating </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">European unity and the development of relevant force structures.</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">​</span></p><p><a href="http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/parameters/issues/Spring_2016/8_Petersson.pdf">Go to the Strategic Studies Institute's website to read the article​</a></p>
Østhagen, Andreas. 2016. "High North, Low Politics. Maritime Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic". Arctic Review on Law and Politics 7(1). Open accessØsthagen, Andreas. 2016. "High North, Low Politics. Maritime Cooperation with Russia in the Arctic". Arctic Review on Law and Politics 7(1). Open access<p>​Maritime activity is increasing in the Arctic. So is bilateral cooperation across maritime borders <span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">between coast guards intent on protecting natural resources, saving lives and assisting navigation.</span></p><p>As tensions rose between Russia and the West in 2014, due to the conflict in Ukraine, coast guard <span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">cooperation in the Bering and Barents Seas was unaffected. Why? How did the respective bilateral </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">cooperative structures between Norway/the United States and Russia develop, and why were they </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">deemed ''too vital to cancel'' in the aftermath of events in Ukraine? </span></p><p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">This article examines how the </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">respective states have developed cooperative regimes since the 1970s, and subsequently how these </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">regimes have come to constitute the backbone of bilateral management of these vast and invaluable </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">maritime domains. The argument made is that the specific character of coast guards and their role </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">as stewards of the sea separate them from other military structures, making bilateral cooperation </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">not only valuable, but indispensable, to the management of the states' maritime sovereignty.</span></p><p><a href="https://arcticreview.no/index.php/arctic/article/view/255/794">To read the article, please go to the website of the Arctic Review on Law and Politics​</a> This is an open access article. </p>

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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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