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!
My college Niklas Nilsson, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in War Studies and my co-convenor of the Hybrid Warfare Research Group (HWRG) and the Land Warfare Research Group (LWRG) will talk on Ukraine in a live webinar moderated by the Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish Defence Robert Egnell on Perspectives on the war in Ukraine.
More information here
Date: Mar 08, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Location: Online, https://play.fhs.se/media/Strategic+TalksA+Perspectives+on+the+war+in+Ukraine/0_lnk2uqj7
Attending the Finish National Defence University’s Russia seminar 2022. The seminar discusses Russian military policy and the research development in that field. The main theme of the seminar will be ”Russian Concept of War and Operation, Management, and Use of Military Power – Conceptual Change”.
Security challenges arising from hybrid threats and hybrid warfare, HT&HW, are today high on the security agenda not only in Sweden but across the globe. Despite the attention and the growing body of studies on the subject, there is a lack of research bringing attention to how these challenges can be addressed. This article contributes to such an approach by sharing the findings of a project that brings together practitioners and scholarly perspectives on this subject spanning the threats themselves as well as the tools and means to counter them. The article outlines the Western response to hybrid threats and hybrid warfare. It is argued that there is no single response to HT&HW, nor to building resilience. HT&HW needs to be addressed through a comprehensive, all-inclusive approach. Finally, the article outlines how we address these challenges in practice.
From 1 January 2022 I will be the Head of Research and Deputy Head of the Land Operations Division, Department of War Studies and Military History at the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm. For more information about the department and its work see https://www.fhs.se/en/swedish-defence-university/about-sedu/organisation/department-of-war-studies-and-military-history.html.
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.
This week I scouted and planned for a forthcoming staff ride in the Ardennes to be conducted next spring for a course on the Higher Joint Command and Staff Programme at the Swedish Defence University. It was great to be back after two years on zoom and I am very much looking forward to next spring when we (hopefully) can conduct the course as it is supposed to be conducted.
As always it was rainier than the pictures suggest…
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.