Does Denmark have a foreign and security strategy? No. Should it? (DIIS)

While Europe closes down due to corona, Denmarks longterm strategic challenges remain. A new DIIS-report discusses perspectives on the recent Danish foreign and security strategy.

Jessica Larsen

Danish Foreign Policy Review 2020 (DIIS)

This volume includes three peer-reviewed scholarly articles, analysing different topics of relevance to Danish foreign policy:

  • Ryhor Nizhnikau and Arkady Moshes focus on Belarus – a blank spot on the European mental map despite its geographical proximity. What are the prospects for its relations with its Western neighbours, and what policy recommendations can be offered to them?
  • After some fruitful years, Danish–Chinese relations seem to be entering a new era where it will become increasingly difficult to pursue a ‘business as usual’ approach. Andreas Bøje Forsby analyses the drivers behind this less benign development.
  • Inspired by rising tension in the Arctic between on the one hand the US and on the other hand Russia and China, Mikkel Runge Olesen reviews the academic literature and formulates two scenarios for the Arctic. What would each of them mean for the Kingdom of Denmark?

In addition, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod and Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen have written fresh articles about the most topical challenges facing Denmark in their fields.

Hans Mouritzen & Kristian Fischer

The Geopolitical Implications of China’s Presence in the MENA Region (DIIS)

China has taken on a new and significant role in the Middle East. A new publication explores the development, including a chapter by DIIS Senior Researcher Lars Erslev Andersen on Chinas geopolitical role in The Middle East and North Africa

Lars Erslev Andersen & Camille Lons