Category Archives: Lecture

Speaking on Ukraine & Urban Warfare

Today I was participating in a panel on Ukraine as part of our Strategic Leadership Development education (“Strategisk Chefsutveckling (SCU)”). I spoke on the Urban Warfare dimension, sharing some of the findings of a forthcoming book chapter in a forthcoming edited volume on Advanced Land Warfare: Tactics and Operations (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) that I am editing together with Assoc. Prof. Niklas Nilsson.

Excellent audience! Excellent questions!

 

Guest Lecture at Akademia Sztuki Wojennej, Poland

Today I held a guest lecture at the Akademia Sztuki Wojennej in Warszawa, Poland for one of their master programs. Today’s topic was “The Grey Zone, Hybrid Threats and Hybrid Warfare: Concepts & Cases.” As always excellently chaired by the Director of Global Affairs and Diplomacy Studies National Security Dr Marzena Żakowska.

Lecture for War Studies Basic Course in Staff Duties and Tactics

Today I gave a lecture on Grey Zone problems for reserve officers and officers with special competence within the Swedish Defence University’s executive education.

It was great to be back IRL on Campus and discuss the Grey Zone and problems related to hybrid threats and warfare with our very skilled students. 

 

 

 

Talking on “Hybrid Warfare” book

Today Dr Niklas Nilsson and I presented the findings of our edited volume on Hybrid Warfare at the Department of Military Studies of the Swedish Defence University’s annual staff day. We also received the Head of Department’s coin of recognition for the book.

The full book can be accessed for free here: https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/hybrid-warfare-security-and-asymmetric-conflict-in-international-relations/   

Guest Lecture on Hybrid Warfare at War Studies University, Poland

Today I gave a lecture on Hybrid Threats and Hybrid Warfare at the War Studies University, Poland. A lot of interesting discussions on Hybrid Threats and Warfare, what to about them as well as the role of Ukraine for European Security and the role of NATO in the grey zone.

Thank you Dr Marzena Żakowska for inviting me!

Lecture on “Hybrid Warfare and Hybrid Threats” for Psyopsförbundet

Today Dr Niklas Nilsson and I held a lecture on “Hybrid Warfare and Hybrid Threats” for Psyopsförbundet.

I spoke on the current state of research on Hybrid Warfare and presented the Hybridity Blizzard Model. Dr Nilsson spoke on Hybrid Warfare in practice, focusing on experiences from Georgia and Ukraine.

Lecture for executive course on the information environment

Today I was giving a lecture on Hybrid Warfare and Hybrid Threats for an executive course on the information environment at the Swedish Defence University. This was part of a joint lecture with Dr Niklas Nilsson on the theory and practice of hybrid threats and warfare.

Recommended reading:

 

Symposium – Hybrid Warfare in Georgia and Ukraine

Today my college Dr. Niklas Nilsson spoke on Hybrid Warfare in Ukraine and Georgia at the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences [Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademin (KKrVA)].

Summary (in Swedish): LINK

https://kkrva.se/inbjudan-till-symposium-om-hybridkrigforing/

 

First spring seminar with the Hybrid Warfare Research Group

On April 4th Dr Johan Engvall ot the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) will visit the Swedish Defence University’s Hybrid Warfare Research Group. He will speak on his recent report “OSCE and Military Confidence Building: Lessons from Georgia and Ukraine” .

Stockholm Belt & Road Observatory – web launch

Now the official site of the Stockholm Belt and Road Observatory has been launched:  https://www.ui.se/english/research/asia/SBRO

The Stockholm Belt and Road Observatory is an independent research network dedicated to questions arising in relation to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China’s growing global footprint.

Gathering expertise from several leading Swedish institutions, the observatory serves as a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing for actors in academia, government, civil society and the business sector.

The observatory was officially launched at a seminar on 4 June, 2018. The event included discussions about how the BRI is impacting Sweden and Europe, how the BRI relates to Chinese global leadership, and how to handle challenges emerging from the BRI.

Launching the Stockholm Belt and Road Observatory

Today we held a seminar titled “Making Sense of China’s Belt and Road Initiative – What’s at Stake for Sweden and Europe?” marking the establishment of the Stockholm Belt and Road Observatory, a research network created to tackle questions arising in relation to BRI and China’s growing global footprint for which I am the head coordinator.

You can listen to the full seminar here:

 

 

 

Speaking on North Korea and East Asian Security

Today I spoke at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs on North Korea and East Asian Security – see http://www.ui.se/evenemang/north-korea-and-east-asian-security. I was telling the story about why North Korea survives despite unprecedented international sanctions and what to do about the security situation on the Korean Peninsula.