International Order at Sea is a workshop series chaired by the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) in partnership with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi; China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (CFISS) and China Institute for Marine Affairs (CIMA), Beijing; and the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), Alexandria, VA.
The workshop series examines seapower and the future of the global commons. It explores how international order at sea is established, maintained, changed and challenged, and it focuses on the interaction and cooperation among leading, emerging and smaller naval powers to maintain order at sea.
Given the last decade's maritime cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations after the 2004 tsunami and the 2011 earth quake and tsunami in Japan, and the last years' anti-piracy efforts off-Somalia and elsewhere, the first workshop on “Anti-Piracy and Humanitarian Operations” was a timely and important event.
The first paper by a team of Norwegian scholars and naval officers assesses Norway’s contribution to multilateral anti-piracy missions in the Indian Ocean and Somalia. The paper by Bernard Cole, professor at the US National War College, is an analysis of several recent US HADR operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Sarabjeet Singh Parmar, research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, discusses the importance of HADR operations in India’s National Strategy. The last paper by Øystein Tunsjø, associate professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, adresses the impact of recent and future maritime developments in Asia on Norwegian security.
Robert S. Ross, Professor, Boston College and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Defence University College, and Jo Inge Bekkevold, Coordinator Asia Programme, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS)
Paper 1: Where Angels Fear to Tread: Norway’s contribution to the anti-piracy missions in the Indian Ocean and Somalia
Tom Kristiansen, Professor, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS), Jan Tore Nilsen, Commander Senior Grade, Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College, Henning Smith, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and Captain, Royal Norwegian Navy, and Ola Bøe Hansen, Commander Senior Grade, Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College
Paper 2: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in India’s National Strategy
Cdr. Sarabjeet Singh Parmar, Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi
Paper 3: Maritime Support for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Ashore
Bernard D. Cole, Captain, USN (Retired), Professor, Department of Security Studies, National War College, WAshington DC
Paper 4: Maritime Developments in Asia: Implications for Norway
Øystein Tunsjø, Associate Professor, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS)
Seminar program: Anti-Piracy and Humanitarian Operations, International Order at Sea: Workshop 1, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo, August 26, 2011
Seminar program: Naval Developments in Asia – The Significance for Small Modern Navies, Seapower Symposium, the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Bergen, August 24, 2011
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