Books and reports
(2010). Kosovo’s Security Transition. A Critical Study into the Establishment of the Kosovo Security Force. Oslo, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. 34 pages. Security in Practice. This report is the second of two papers critically analysing the recent transition in Kosovo's security architecture. Written by the UK liaison officer assigned to provide the important link between NATO's Kosovo Force and the Kosovo Protection Corps (and latterly the Kosovo Security Force), the paper provides a compelling first hand account of the challenge that faced Kosovo Force and the local actors during the winter of 2008-09.
(2010). Bolívars uekte sønner. Oslo, Spartacus. 384 pages. Vegard Bye tar for seg forholdet mellom de venstreorienterte regjeringene i Sør-Amerika og USA og spør om vi står foran en egentlig amerikansk fred, eller en Pax Latinoamericana.
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(2010). The Kosovo Protection Corps. A Critical Study of its De-activation as a Transition. Oslo, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. 38 pages. Security in Practice 4 · 2010. The report analyses the transformation process in which the Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) was closed down and the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) activated. It critically assesses the role NATO, UN and other international actors played in the process, and highlights some lessons learned which can be of relevance for similar processes in the future.
Godzimirski, Jakub M., Nina Græger, Kristin M. Haugevik
(2010). Towards a NATO à la Carte?. Oslo, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). 30 pages. This report discusses whether NATO is about to become a security organization à la carte, engaging in security tasks on a case-by-case basis and alternately serving the interests of different member states, constellations and external partners.
Hilde Eliassen Restad
(2010). U.S. foreign policy traditions. Oslo, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. 128 pages. In this article, Hilde Eliassen Restad argues that the “turn-around” thesis which states that the United States turned from isolationism toward multilateralism during the Second World War is overstated.
Sending, Ole Jacob
(2010). Professionalization of Peace Operations. Oslo, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). 22 pages. Security in Practice 10 · 2010. Peace operations have not only become “multi-dimensional”, but also highly professionalized. The report goes through what professionalization entails, identifies some of its effects, and discusses some of its implications for on-going debates about ways to make peace operations more effective.
(2010). Turkey and the Concept of Europe: A Conceptual History . Saarbrücken, VDM Dr. Müller. 132 pages. Turkey has changed from an Islamic Empire antagonistic to Christian states to a secular nation state, a member of NATO and a candidate for EU membership. This involves not only a significant shift in foreign policy towards Europe, but also a reshaping of Ottoman and Turkish identity. This book traces how the concept Europe has been shaped in this process over a period of about 200 years.
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