Bekkevold&Ross (eds.): China in the Era of Xi Jinping<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Bekkevold_bok_Xi%20Jinping_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bekkevold&Ross (eds.): China in the Era of Xi JinpingLeading scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe examine the prospects for China's continuing rise. Coming out in May: Leading scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe examine the domestic and foreign policy challenges for China's continuing rise. New book about China in the Era of Xi Jinpinghttp://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Publications/bekkevold_ross_china-in-the-era-of-xi-jinping
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
Summary: Russian Strategic thinking. Why does Russia keep surprising us?<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/seminar_russia_hanna_smith_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Summary: Russian Strategic thinking. Why does Russia keep surprising us?IFS, 10 September. Hanna Smith, of the Aleksanteri Institute at Helsinki University gave a talk on Russian strategic thinking and on what causes unpredictability in Russian policy.http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/summary-russian-strategic-thinking-10sep



 Articles and chapters in books

 

 

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>
Petersson, Magnus, Thomas Slensvik & Palle Ydstebø. 2015. "Introduction". Journal of Strategic Studies (special issue)Petersson, Magnus, Thomas Slensvik & Palle Ydstebø. 2015. "Introduction". Journal of Strategic Studies (special issue)<p>This special issue contains articles contributing to the under<span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">standing of the role military doctrine plays in strategic theory and practice. The </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">authors scrutinize the function and development of doctrine, the use of force and </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">the role of doctrine, alliances and doctrine, and small states and doctrine. The </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">contributions are related to the wider scholarly and practical context of how </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">doctrine is developed and implemented. The authors use functional, cultural and </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">institutional explanations in their articles. They also give practical recommenda</span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">tions regarding how to increase the effectiveness of the doctrine development </span><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;">process, and the effectiveness of doctrine itself in relation to the use of force.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1rem;line-height:1.625;"><a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1080/01402390.2015.1115039"><strong>To download the article, go to the Taylor&Francis website (limited access)</strong></a></span></p>

 Books and reports

 

 

Bekkevold&Ross (eds.): China in the Era of Xi Jinping<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/Bekkevold_bok_Xi%20Jinping_ingress.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bekkevold&Ross (eds.): China in the Era of Xi JinpingLeading scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe examine the prospects for China's continuing rise. http://forsvaret.no/ifs/en/Publications/bekkevold_ross_china-in-the-era-of-xi-jinping
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

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