Nordic and Arctic Affairs: Icleand’s National Security Policy – Latest Progress
Authors: Alyson JK Bailes and Kristmundur Þór Ólafsson
Efforts to produce Iceland’s first-ever comprehensive national security policy began in 2008, but have been slowed by the economic crash and changes of government. A report from a parliament (Alþingi) working group in February 2014 reflects – for the first time – a broad political consensus on a national security strategy embracing new, non-military security challenges. It supports, with one party dissenting, continued membership in NATO. The way is open for the government to draft an official strategy on this basis.
This brief was produced for the Centre for Small State Studies at the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland. It is available on their website.
Af hveru er Ísland í NATO?
Höfundur: Gustav Pétursson
A short paper on Iceland’s relationship with NATO written for the public information website of the European Union in Iceland. The website sought questions from the public on the European Union, which were answered by experts in the field. The question (and title of the paper) was, „Why is Iceland in NATO?“
The full text is available in Icelandic on Evrópuvefurinn.
Nexus sendi inn umsögn um frumvarp til laga um friðlýsingu Íslands fyrir kjarnorkuvopnum og bann við umferð kjarnorkuknúinna farartækja þann 3. nóvember 2010.
Nefndarálitið er að finna hér.
Nexus sendi inn umsögn um þingsályktunartillögu um stefnu Íslands í málefnum norðurslóða fyrir þann 7. febrúar 2011.
Nefndarálit um stefnu Íslands í málefnum Norðurslóða er að finna hér.
Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection: The Case of Iceland
Author: Jón Kristinn Ragnarsson
State security or human security and the security debate in international relations: An Icelandic perspective
Author: Jakob Þór Kristjánsson
The intent of this paper is to analyse the concept of security and to show how the international security debate influenced Icelandic security policy in the late twentieth century. Traditional definitions of security – which focus on state actions and concentrate on power politics, emphasising state power and military might – dominated the security debate from the late 1940s. In 1980s and after the Cold War in the 1990s it became more popular to focus on human/individual security: emphasizing economic security, societal security, environmental security, political security, poverty, human rights and cultural security. This has been termed as a broadening of the security concept.
The article is available here. Mirror hosted by Nexus.