This book is the first full-spectrum analysis of Russian and European norms of political action, ranging from international law, ethics, and strategy, to the specific norms for the use of force. It brings together leading scholars from these various fields, examining the differences in norm understanding between Russia and Europe. In light of the 2014 occupation and annexation of Crimea by Russia, and its subsequent covert participation in the internal affairs of Ukraine, including aggressive flying and major military exercises, Russia seems to be a classical revisionist power, intent on changing the balance of power in Europe in particular. It also reaches beyond Europe, inserting itself as the key actor in the Syrian war. The book therefore considers how we should understand Russia. It also questions whether or not the West, in particular Europe, responds adequately in this delicate and dangerous new situation. The book concludes that at present Russia acts strategically and with considerable success whereas Europe is reactive in its response.
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This book is the first full-spectrum analysis of Russian and European norms of political action, ranging from international law, ethics, and strategy, to the specific norms for the use of force.
Introduction and Outline; Janne Haaland Matlary and Tormod Heier.- Part I. Setting the Scene.- Chapter 1. Europe, Russia and the World of Magical Realism; Christopher Coker.- Chapter 2. Realpolitik Confronts Liberal Democracy: Can Europe Respond?; Janne Haaland Matlary.- Chapter 3. Deterrence and Limited Wars: Echoes from the Cold War?; Gjert Lage Dyndal and Øistein Espenes.- Part II. Strategic Interaction.- Chapter 4. Driving Forces in Russia’s Strategic Thinking; Igor Sutyagin.- Chapter 5. Could Britain Respond Strategically to Russian Aggression?; Julian Lindley-French.- Chapter 6. Strategic Ability in Europe: The Case of France; Øyvind Østerud.- Part III. The Use of Force.- Chapter 7. Russian Operations: Continuity, Novelties and Adaptation; Palle Ydstebø.- Chapter 8. Tools of Influence: Russian Information and Propaganda; Geir Hågen Karlsen.- Chapter 9. Russian and Western Views on International Law; Jacob Thomas Staib.- Chapter 10. Asymmetric Ethics? Russian and Western Perceptions on War; Nils Terje Lunde.- Part IV. Conclusions: Mapping NATO’s Vulnerabilities.- The Logic of Asymmetry: Russia’s Approach Towards NATO; Tormod Heier. 
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This book is the first full-spectrum analysis of Russian and European norms of political action, ranging from international law, ethics, and strategy, to the specific norms for the use of force. It brings together leading scholars from these various fields, examining the differences in norm understanding between Russia and Europe. In light of the 2014 occupation and annexation of Crimea by Russia, and its subsequent covert participation in the internal affairs of Ukraine, including aggressive flying and major military exercises, Russia seems to be a classical revisionist power, intent on changing the balance of power in Europe in particular. It also reaches beyond Europe, inserting itself as the key actor in the Syrian war. The book therefore considers how we should understand Russia. It also questions whether or not the West, in particular Europe, responds adequately in this delicate and dangerous new situation. The book concludes that at present Russia acts strategically and with considerable success whereas Europe is reactive in its response.Janne Haaland Matlary is Professor of political science at the University of Oslo, Norway, and at the Norwegian Command and Staff College at the Defence University College in Oslo. Tormod Heier is Lieutenant Colonel in the Norwegian Army, and serves as a lecturer at the Norwegian Command and Staff College at the Defence University College in Oslo. 
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Analyses in depth the many facets of Russian positions and Europe’spolicy and strategic responseOffers expert insights across varied academic fields, including theology, political science, history,philosophy, and lawExplores the interplay between various fields in relation to security and strategy
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ISBN
9783319813103
Publisert
2018
Utgiver
Vendor
Springer International Publishing AG
Vekt
3949 gr
Høyde
210 mm
Bredde
148 mm
Aldersnivå
Research, P, 06
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet

Om bidragsyterne

Janne Haaland Matlary is Professor of political science at the University of Oslo, Norway, and at the Norwegian Command and Staff College at the Defence University College in Oslo.

Tormod Heier is Lieutenant Colonel in the Norwegian Army, and serves as a lecturer at the Norwegian Command and Staff College at the Defence University College in Oslo.