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Gyllensporre, Dennis
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Edström, H., Gyllensporre, D. & Westberg, J. (2018). Military strategy of small states: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Military strategy of small states: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century
2018 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Using primary sources from four Nordic countries, (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), this volume explores how small states have adjusted their military strategies in response to external shocks of the 21st century. The 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Russian interventions in Georgia and Ukraine, and the rise of the Islamic State have all forced the Nordic states to adopt new strategies. While the responses have not been uniform, their differing relations to the EU and NATO have not prevented these countries from behaving similarly in military affairs. Limitations in military capacity has led all four countries to pursue strategies that include cooperation with more resourceful partners. It is necessary for them to cooperate with others to protect and promote their national interests. Moreover, the Nordic cosmopolitan outlook expresses milieu-shaping ambitions that we generally would not expect small states to pursue against a potential great power aggressor.

This book will be of much interest to students of military strategy, defense studies, security studies, and international relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018. p. 204
Series
Cass Military Studies
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8145 (URN)9781138483644 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (2015). Minding the gap between words and deeds: Towards a new EU strategy on security. European Foreign Affairs Review, 20(1), 3-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Minding the gap between words and deeds: Towards a new EU strategy on security
2015 (English)In: European Foreign Affairs Review, ISSN 1384-6299, E-ISSN 1875-8223, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 3-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article revisits the twenty-three Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)-missions launched before the economic crisis hit the EU and its Member States to generate conclusions that could assist in the strategy process in Brussels. Six questions anchored in the field of Strategic Studies are operationalized in an analytical framework. Extant EU policies are utilized to identify plausible answers. The analysis suggests that the EU must close the gap between words and deeds to become a more credible actor. It would help the EU to operationalize its ambitions by exploiting its broad portfolio of policy options and to vanguard the post-modern society in crisis management.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5277 (URN)
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (2014). A Scandinavian Approach to the Use of Military Force?. In: Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre (Ed.), Alike or Different? : Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions (pp. 196-211). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Scandinavian Approach to the Use of Military Force?
2014 (English)In: Alike or Different? : Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions / [ed] Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014, p. 196-211Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5289 (URN)9789173350396 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (Eds.). (2014). Alike or Different?: Scandinavan Approaches to Military Interventions. Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
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2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Despite their different experiences during the Second World War Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are often looked upon as similar Scandinavian welfare states in many ways. However, their approach to the European Union and Nato in matters of security and defence politics, differs and this indicates that they might not be that similar after all. On the other hand they have all been active contributors to the efforts of conflict management by the international community. Providing military units to peace support operations all over the globe is consequently yet another similarity. In this book the strategic decision making procedures of the four states are explored and compared. The question whether the states are alike or different regarding the use of military force is hence in focus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014. p. 213
Keywords
NATO, EU, fredsbevarande operationer, militära förbindelser, Skandinavien, Norden
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4561 (URN)9789173350396 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2014-04-28 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (2014). Minority Cabinets and Military Interventions: The Case of Sweden. In: Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre (Ed.), Alike or Different?: Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions (pp. 157-195). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Minority Cabinets and Military Interventions: The Case of Sweden
2014 (English)In: Alike or Different?: Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions / [ed] Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014, p. 157-195Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5290 (URN)9789173350396 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (2014). Observing War – Keeping Peace?: Unpacking the Military Strategy of UN Non-Force Missions. Journal of International Peacekeeping, 18(3-4), 290-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Observing War – Keeping Peace?: Unpacking the Military Strategy of UN Non-Force Missions
2014 (English)In: Journal of International Peacekeeping, ISSN 1875-4104, E-ISSN 1875-4112, Vol. 18, no 3-4, p. 290-317Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to increase the understanding on the strategic logic behind the un-led military non-force missions. Six out of 25 missions are evaluated to determine how strategy is elaborated within the un-system. The cases include observer missions, liaison missions and advisory missions. The analysis illuminates the interaction between the political and military strategic levels as well as the strategic awareness displayed by the un regarding non-force missions. Also the potential added value of non-force missions in peacekeeping is discussed. The authors conclude that there is an imbalance between the strategic preferences of the unsc and the unsg. The strategic awareness as well as the mission character is shown to differ between types of non-force missions. Their purpose seems to be keeping peace by observing war. It is up to the unsc and the unsg to judge whether passive oversight of the ongoing crisis is sufficient or if more active measures are justified.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5276 (URN)10.1163/18754112-1804010 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (2014). Svensk försvarsdoktrin efter kalla kriget: förlorade decennier eller vunna insikter?. Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svensk försvarsdoktrin efter kalla kriget: förlorade decennier eller vunna insikter?
2014 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Att utforma en försvarsdoktrin betyder att inom en given ekonomisk ram balansera förmågan att hantera hot och risker som ligger nära i tiden med behovet av att skapa långsiktig handlingsfrihet genom att utveckla kapacitet mot möjliga framtida hot och risker. Trots att flera argumenterat för vikten av balans finns få exempel på hur detta realiseras. Denna bok förklarar utvecklingen av svensk försvarsdoktrin sedan kalla krigets slut, och stödjer sig främst på officiella tryck från de politiska beslutsprocesserna.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014. p. 295
Keywords
försvarsdoktriner, försvarspolitik, Sverige, 1990-talet, 2000-talet
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4560 (URN)9789173350389 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2014-04-28 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (2014). The Making of Strategy in Scandinavia. In: Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre (Ed.), Alike or Different?: Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions (pp. 14-35). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Making of Strategy in Scandinavia
2014 (English)In: Alike or Different?: Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions / [ed] Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014, p. 14-35Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5292 (URN)9789173350396 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Gyllensporre, D. (2014). The Organizational Procedures. In: Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre (Ed.), Alike or Different?: Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions (pp. 36-61). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Organizational Procedures
2014 (English)In: Alike or Different?: Scandinavian approaches to Military Interventions / [ed] Håkan Edström & Dennis Gyllensporre, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014, p. 36-61Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2014
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5291 (URN)9789173350396 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-05 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2019-08-01Bibliographically approved

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