• War studies: Perspectives from the Baltic and Nordic War Colleges 

      Kristiansen, Tom; Olsen, John Andreas (eds.) (Oslo files on defence and security;2, Others, 2007)
    • Et militært universalmiddel? Amerikansk "Maneuver Warfare" og norsk doktrineutvikling 

      Sæveraas, Torgeir E.; Henriksen, Kjetil (Oslo files on defence and security;1, Others, 2007)
      ”Maneuver warfare” – manøverkrigføring – er ofte blitt trukket fram som et militært universalmiddel, anvendelig i så vel forsvar som angrep, på land, til sjøs og i lufta. Denne første utgaven i serien Oslo Files on Defence ...
    • Forecasting crisis: Climate change and US security 

      Mayer, Michael (Oslo files on defence and security;6, Others, 2007)
      The regions projected to be most adversely affected by climate change are among those deemed of increasing strategic importance to the United States: Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia. The added stress ...
    • How Peace Diplomacy Lost Post 9/11: What implications are there for Norway? 

      Helgesen, Vidar (Oslo files on defence and security;3, Others, 2007)
      Peace diplomacy has been a Norwegian foreign policy priority ever since the early successes of the Oslo channel in the Middle East. Though the nineties were a golden decade for peace diplomacy, the situation changed after ...
    • Finally eating soup with a knife? A historical perspective on the US Army's 2006 counterinsurgency doctrine 

      Kronvall, Olof (Oslo files on defence and security;5, Others, 2007)
      In 2006, the US Army adopted a new counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine, Field Manual 3-24. The doctrine establishes new guidelines for conducting operations such as those currently taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq, where ...
    • On new wars: Contributions from the conference “New Wars” in 2007. 

      Olsen, John Andreas (ed.) (Oslo files on defence and security;4, Others, 2007)
      On New Wars seeks to answer what is “new” about new wars and military theory by linking the present and speculation about the future of war with historical awareness. The past may be an imperfect guide to the future, but ...
    • Norsk deltakelse i internasjonale operasjoner: Soldatens ansvar for en rettsstridig ordre 

      Johansen, Sigrid Redse (Oslo files on defence and security;8, Others, 2008)
      This study addresses the classic question of the tension between military discipline and individual responsibility; and whether and to what extent following superior orders may constitute a circumstance excluding criminal ...
    • Emerging from the Frost: Security in the 21st century 

      Skogrand, Kjetil (ed.) (Oslo files on defence and security;2, Others, 2008)
      On 25–26 September 2007 the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies hosted an international conference on the security politics of the Arctic region. This issue of Oslo Files contains a collection of contributions from the ...
    • The Iran-Pakistan-India Pipeline Project 

      Basit, Saira (Oslo files on defence and security;4, Others, 2008)
      The planned Iran-Pakistan-India natural-gas pipeline (IPI Pipeline) has been in the Asian spotlight for many years and its full realisation would be politically ground-breaking. Its energy-supply route is planned to cross ...
    • Georgia og Russland: Et vanskelig naboskap 

      Opdahl, Ingerid M. (Oslo files on defence and security;6, Others, 2008)
      The bilateral relationship between Russia and Georgia has been particularly difficult after the end of the Cold War. It is also a relationship that affects the policies of powers like the United States and European Union ...
    • US policy toward Russia after 9/11: between cooperation and containment 

      Devold, Thomas (Oslo Files;3, Others, 2008)
      17 years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, the bilateral relationship between the United States and Russia is still one of the most important in world politics. Despite this, the US-Russia relationship seems to be ...
    • RMA og transformation: En historisk-kritisk analyse av to sentrale begreper i nyere vestlig forsvarspolitikk 

      Hobson, Rolf (Oslo files on defence and security;5, Others, 2008)
      This study presents an historical critique of two concepts which have recently dominated US, and hence western, military thought: the “Revolution in Military Affairs” (RMA) and the “transformation” programme designed to ...
    • Norsk-svenskt försvarssamarbete i en ny tid 

      Edström, Håkan; Petersson, Magnus (Oslo files on defence and security;7, Others, 2008)
      Nordic defence cooperation has been limited in recent history. Although during the interwar years of 1918–39 and World War II, there were proposals aiming at a coordinated, or joint, Finnish-Swedish Norwegian defence policy, ...
    • The Democratic Peace Controversy. A Critical Survey 

      Barth, Boris (Oslo files on defence and security;1, Others, 2008)
      The central idea of “democratic peace” theory (DP) is that democracies do not go to war with another. Since the 1960s this theory has been extremely popular among political scientists, but there are a number of methodological ...
    • Interesser i norsk engasjementspolitikk 

      Kristoffersen, Lene (Oslo files on defence and security;4, Others, 2009)
      Since the end of the Cold War, Norway has become increasingly involved in peace building activities. This study looks into motives behind Norwegian peace diplomacy and peace building efforts, with a particular focus on the ...
    • Obama og amerikansk utenriks- og sikkerhetspolitikk 

      Melby, Svein (Oslo Files;2, Others, 2009)
      Popular expectations for President Obama are high, not least concerning his foreign and security policy. It is too early to draw any conclusions about how the new administration will handle various foreign policy questions, ...
    • Approaching comprehensiveness 

      Edström, Håkan (Oslo files on defence and security;3, Others, 2009)
      Experience from international operations has shown us that coordination between a variety of actors, as well as functional sectors, from the international community is essential to achieving key objectives necessary for ...
    • Norwegian foreign policy in the High North. International cooperation and the relations to Russia 

      Lindemann, Ole Andreas (Oslo files on defence and security;1, Others, 2009)
      The external dimensions of Norway’s new policy for the north and the strategy underpinning it are the focus of this study. First, Norway’s long-standing security and sovereignty interests in Northern ocean areas are examined. ...
    • Forsvaret og private militære firmaer 

      Svendsen, Jahn Arvid (Oslo files on defence and security;5, Others, 2009)
      According to official Norwegian policy, the Armed Forces may not employ the services of private military companies, nor enter into any operational collaboration with such firms. Norway considers its position to be in ...
    • Heimevernet og Hæren: landforsvaret stykkevis og delt - eller helt? 

      Bjerga, Kjell Inge; Gjeseth, Gullow (Oslo files on defence and security;2, Others, 2010)