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Endless “threat-speak” and siege mentality corrode western societies and politics over time

Our own notions of an ongoing, all-pervading and never-ending hybrid war are corroding our societies and political systems. Hybrid warfare has been in the limelight for more than a decade within the Western strategic discourse. During the last five years, this… Continue Reading →

Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine: Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Crimea

Five years ago, Russia used force against Ukraine to illegally and illegitimately annex Crimea. This violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is a serious breach of international law and a major challenge to Euro-Atlantic security. We strongly condemn this… Continue Reading →

NATO: Statement on Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

NATO: Statement released February 1 by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, on Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.  By Jan Helge Kalvik Editor-In-Chief   Following nearly six years of U.S. and Allied engagement with Russia, on… Continue Reading →

Stoltenberg: “Russia now has a last chance”

On Tuesday, NATO Foreign Ministers agreed that Russia has developed and fielded a new ground-launched cruise missile system – the SSC-8, or 9M729 – which violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Allies expressed firm commitment to preserving effective international… Continue Reading →

Defending the Nordic neighbourhood

  A serious security crisis in the Nordic region would affect all the Nordic countries. That is why Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland are conducting more military exercises together. By Ministers of Defence: Frank Bakke-Jensen (Norway), Claus Hjort Frederiksen… Continue Reading →

Russia Does Not Have an A2/AD-strategy!

Russia Does Not Have an A2/AD-strategy! Nor does it have a Gerasimov doctrine  Russia’s “Anti-Access/Area Denial strategy” (A2/AD-strategy) has caught a lot of scholarly attention during the last few years (examples here, here, here, here and here). In addition, A2/AD… Continue Reading →

A Five-Point Strategy to Oppose Russian Narrative Warfare

A Five-Point Strategy to Oppose Russian Narrative Warfare  (with the limited tools we currently have available) Image from the Beyond propaganda series: Information at War: From China’s Three Warfares to NATO’s Narratives, September 2015/Legatum Institute. Click here to download your copy of… Continue Reading →

How the Master Narratives Are Impacting the Meta Narratives on Syria

The Saturday morning announcement that the US and Russia have agreed to join forces to pound ISIS in Syria starting Monday is evidence that the Assad regime’s strategic narrative is dominating the narrative space through which the international community views… Continue Reading →

New Video Shows ISIS in Sinai Likely has Advanced Russian Weapons

Click here to watch: Islamic State’s Sinai Branch Releases Video Showing Advanced Missiles A new video produced by ISIS’s Wilayat Sinai branch in the Sinai Peninsula released on Wednesday reveals that the group has new sophisticated weaponry, which it hopes… Continue Reading →

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