Félagi okkar, hann Bjarni Bragi Kjartansson heldur áfram að skrifa vandaðar fréttaskýringar um öryggismál í Kjarnanum. Við vekjum sérstaka athygli á þessari áhugaverðri grein sem var birt á vef Kjarnans í gær, 16. janúar 2016.
Félagi okkar hann Bjarni Bragi Kjartansson hefur ritað áhugaverða fréttaskýringu um kjarnorkuvopn og stöðu þeirra í veröldinni í dag. Við vekjum athygli á þessari áhugaverðu grein.
Our member, Bjarni Bragi Kjartansson has written a very interesting analysis on nuclear weapons and their role in the world today. The article was published in Kjarninn in Icelandic.
Vekjum athygli á greiningu á mögulegri opnun á Keflavíkurherstöð eftir félaga okkar Bjarna Braga Kjartansson. Bjarni skrifar fréttaskýringar í Kjarnanum, og hefur tekið þátt í ýmsum verkefnum Nexus eftir að hafa gengið í félagið í vor.
Greinin er aðgengileg hér: http://kjarninn.is/2015/09/straumhvorf-i-samskiptum-verdur-keflavikurherstodin-opnud-aftur/
Bjarni Bragi Kjartansson, meðlimur Nexus, hefur skrifað þessa flottu grein í Kjarnanum um viðskiptaþvinganir gagnvart Rússum. Við hvetjum alla áhugasama til þess að líta á greinina hans, en hún er aðgengileg hér:
Hvers vegna styðja Íslendingar viðskiptaþvinganir gagnvart Rússum? (Kjarninn, 23. ágúst 2015)
Developments in Icelandic Security Policy
Authors: Alyson JK Bailes, Kristmundur Þór Ólafsson
Iceland has been slow in developing a national security concept, for reasons that include a long period of reliance on US protection post-World War Two, and divided internal views over this defence solution. Since the withdrawal of all US stationed forces in 2006, Iceland’s security partnerships have diversified and attempts have been made to frame security in more multi-functional terms. The Risk Assessment Report of 2009 made important progress in itemizing non-military threats and risks. On this basis, a cross-party parliamentary committee was invited to start work in 2012 on guidelines for a security strategy. Its report, published in March 2014, establishes a large area of consensus on ‘softer’ security issues and on remaining in NATO, with a few dissenting voices on the latter. Its main omission is a proper treatment of economic and financial security, still tied to the divisive issue of EU membership. Meanwhile, Iceland’s recent security experience in 2014 has helped to highlight the reality of both harder and softer security challenges. The government can now proceed to draft a full official security strategy, to be laid before parliament possibly in 2015.
The paper was published in the Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration, and is hosted on their website.
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.
Hvernig bregst ESB við ef ráðist er á eitt ríki í sambandinu, fara þá öll ríkin í stríð?
Höfundur: Snorri Matthíasson og Þórhildur Hagalín
A co-authored paper on European defence policy 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, „How Does the EU React if a Member State is Attacked – Do All Member States go to War?“
The full text is available in Icelandic on Evrópuvefurinn.
Humanitarian Intervention in the Arab Spring and Beyond
Höfundur: Snorri Matthíasson
Public lecture given at the University of Iceland, hosted by the Institute of International Affairs.
Following the events of the Arab Spring, and especially the intervention in Libya and the calls for action in Syria, the subject of humanitarian intervention once again appears to be on the agenda. What can the Arab Spring tell us about the state and future of human rights and justice in the international context?
The lecture was recorded and hosted by the Institute of International Affairs (as of 2.4.2015 it is unavailable). Information about the talk is available on the website of the Institute of International Affairs and the University of Iceland.