Dr Katarzyna Zysk is an associate professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies in Oslo, a position she has held since 2007. In the academic year 2016–17, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, and currently she is a visiting research fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford. She is also a member of the Hoover Institution's Arctic Security Initiative at Stanford University and was a research fellow (resident and non-resident) at the US Naval War College – Center for Naval Warfare Studies (Strategic Research Department), where she also cooperated closely with the War Gaming Department. In 2016, she served as acting Dean of the Norwegian Defence University College.
Dr Zysk has an academic background in international relations and international history. Following her PhD thesis on NATO enlargement (2006), her research and publications have focused on various aspects of security and strategic studies, in particular Russia's security and defence policies, including military change and modernization of the Russian armed forces, strategic culture, political philosophy, Arctic geopolitics, as well as uses of sea power and maritime security. Currently, she is writing a book about Russia's military strategy.
Language competence: English, Norwegian, Polish, French, and Russian.
Fields of interest
- Russia, foreign, security and defence policy
- international security
- Arctic geopolitics
- maritime security
- the Russian Navy
- Russia’s weapons of mass destruction
- NATO and transatlantic relations
- Northern Europe, security and defence
- Central Europe, security and defence
- contemporary history
Katarzyna Zysk'S Selected Publications
- 2015. "Managing Military Change in Russia". In Security, Strategy and Military change in the 21st Century: Cross-Regional Perspectives, p. 155–177. Routledge.
- 2012. "Russia's Naval Ambitions: Driving Forces and Constraints". In Twenty-First Century Seapower: Cooperation and Conflict at Sea, p. 112–135. Routledge.
- 2011. "Military Aspects of Russia's Arctic Policy: Hard Power and Natural Resources". In Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change, p. 85–106. Cambridge University Press.
For a complete list of Zysks publications, lectures and media appearances: https://www.cristin.no/as/WebObjects/cristin.woa/2/wa/personVis?type=PERSON&pnr=59517&la=en&instnr=1627