This new book addresses the key question of how NATO and three of its member states are configuring their policies and military doctrines in order to handle the new strategic environment.
This environment is increasingly dominated by 'new wars', more precisely civil wars within states, and peacekeeping as the strategy devised by outside actors for dealing with them. The book seeks to explain how this new strategic environment has been interpreted and how the new conflicts and peacekeeping have been fitted into 'defence' and 'war' - key concepts in the field of security studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. New Threats, New Wars: Intra-state Wars 3. Doctrines for PSO in the 1990s: From 'Consent' to 'Permissive Environment' 4. NATO 1991-1999: Strategy and Doctrines 5. Britain: From 'Options for Change' to 'Strategic Defence Review' 6. Canada: Protection of Sovereignty, Peacekeeping or Combat Capability? 7. Denmark: International or National Defence? 8. Comparative Analysis 9. Conclusion
Dr. Henning-A. Frantzen is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Norwegian Army. He started his army career in 1987 and graduated from the Military Academy in Oslo in 1992. He has served with Brigade North in Norway, with the Norwegian Medical Company to UNPROFOR in Bosnia, 1993-1994. From 1997, Dr. Frantzen has been teaching in the Norwegian Military Academy is Oslo and in 2004 he finished his doctorate in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. Dr. Frantzen now works in the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.