Event: Between Annihilation and Restraint. Technological Innovation and Liberalism in Western Warfare

How do Western countries fight? What is the interplay between the destructivity of modern weaponry and liberal norms of civilian protection in modern Western warfare? To answer these questions, the Center for War Studies is happy to welcome Dr. Michael J. Williams from New York University on April 4. Join us in room U20 from …

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Event: The Transformation of the Global Arms Trade

How is the global arms trade evolving, and what are the consequences for international security? For the next session of our speaker series on military transformation, we'll welcome Dr. Lucie Béraud-Sudreau from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, who will present her work on the transformation of the global arms trade. Dr. Béraud-Sudreau is a research …

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Event: Emerging technologies and strategic (in)stability

On February 4, Dr. Heather Williams from King’s College London will visit the Center for War Studies and give a talk on “Emerging technologies and strategic (in)stability”. Will artificial intelligences, hypervelocity missiles and cyber-capabilities undermine nuclear deterrence and upset the balance of power? Join us in room U53 from 13.00 to 15.00 to find out. …

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Event: Lessons learning in Coalition Warfare

How do allies exchange information and share best practices in the conduct of military operations? For the next session of our speaker series on military transformation we'll welcome Alice Pannier from Johns Hopkins University, who will present her work on lesson learning processes in multinational military environments. Alice Pannier is an assistant professor at the School of …

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Denmark’s F-35s: What’s Next?

By Dr. Gary Schaub, Jr.,  Senior Researcher,  Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen Acquiring new combat aircraft is a big deal—particularly for small countries. The combat aircraft fleets of most Western countries are nearing the end of their useful service life and must be replaced. Such acquisition programs are among the most expensive and …

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Event: Attack the Strategy – How to Approach Strategic Innovation

For the next session of our speaker series on military transformation, we'll welcome Andrew Hill, from the U.S. Army War College. The event will be hosted by the Royal Danish Defense College and will take place in building 80, from 15.30 to 17.00 on December 4. Andrew Hill is Foundation Chair of Strategic Leadership at …

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Book Review: Weapon of Choice. Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation

Weapon of Choice. Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation. Matthew Ford, London: Hurst, 2017. Originally published in International Affairs, 94/1, 2018, pp. 196-197. Written by Olivier Schmitt, Center for War Studies (SDU). Over the past decade, the study of change and transformation of military organisations has become a major and very productive sub-field …

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