On 1 May I will start my second three years term as a member of the Research and Education Board (Forsknings- och utbildningsnämnden, FoUN) of the Swedish Defence University. I will also serve as a member of the Research Board (Forskningsnämnden).
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.
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…
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.
Do you want to contribute in an edited volume on Land Warfare? See attached Call for Papers for more information. E-mail me if you have any questions!
Between 4-7 April I attended in the ISA Annual Conference in San Fransisco, 4-7 April, 2018. More information: https://www.isanet.org/Conferences/San-Francisco-2018
As of 9 December 2015 I am promoted to “Senior Research Fellow” at the Swedish Institute of International. I will continue to be based in the institute’s East Asia program, working with my “Power Shift in East Asia” program (www.ui.se/powershift).