The Arctic is a floating signifier that makes no sense in security discussions
It is a source of confusion when military leaders and politicians talk about “the Arctic”. Really the Arctic is not a clearly defined military space, and we need more precise language to avoid misunderstandings.
Navies vs. coast guards: What is the difference?
Interview with Ian Bowers about whether coast guards are becoming more militarized, and if the boundaries between navies and coast guards are getting blurred.
Challenges for European navies
Here is my interview with Jeremy Stöhs about the challenges for European navies in an age of renewed great power competition.
Russian nuclear submarine breaks down during transit of Danish Straits
It was not an impressive show of force, when Russia’s nuclear submarine broke down during transit of the Danish straits.
Naval diplomacy with Timothy Choi
In this video Tim Choi explains the basics of naval diplomacy. He also gives his view on the applicability of unmanned ships for FONOPs and a range of other related topics.
The future of the Russian Navy – Last episode of interview with Jonas Kjellén
Here is the third and last episode in my interview with Jonas Kjellén. Here we discuss the future trends and developments for the Russian Navy. According to Jonas, the future looks bright for the Russian Navy. They now have lead ships ready for many classes, and in the coming years we will see serial production […]
The ships in Russia’s Baltic Fleet – Part 2 of my interview with Jonas Kjellén
This is part two of my interview with Jonas Kjellén. We particularly discussed the Baltic Fleet’s abilities for minelaying and amphibious operations, but other types of maritime operations were touched on as well.
Interview with Jonas Kjellén about the Russian Baltic Fleet – Part 1
Here is an interview I did with Jonas Kjellèn from FOI about the Russian Baltic Fleet. Jonas recently authored a really good report on the topic. This is part one of the interview. The next ones will be available in the coming weeks.