Welcome to the official webpage of the Leangkollen Security Conference 2018

On this page you may find information regarding the 2018 Leangkollen Security Conference. For the official conference programme, please click here

The 2018 Conference focused on the current external and internal security challenges facing Europe and the Western Community. The conference was opened by the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg. At the opening session, we also had the pleasure of engaging in debates with the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, and the Norwegian Minister of Defence, Frank Bakke-Jensen. For the remainder of the conference, we were joined by top international and Norwegian academics, including Professor Hal Brands, Professor Frédéric Charillon, Professor Matthew Goodwin, Head of Centre for Military Studies, Henrik Breitenbauch, Director Ulf Sverdrup, and Head of Centre for Asian Security Studies, Jo Inge Bekkevold. 

For the official conference video, please see below:


If you wish to watch a specific speaker or session, please click the playlist button in the top left corner of the video player: 
 

If you wish to watch a translated version of the session from the University Aula, please click here.

Media coverage

Norwegian

 

"Skrekk­scenarioet hvis ikke Norge investerer mer militært" - interview with professor Julian Lindley-French and Lieutenant General Erik Gustavson

https://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/skrekkscenarioet-hvis-ikke-norge-investerer-mer-militaert/69426613

Published: 08.02.17 - Dagbladet​

NRK radio, News at 07:40 - interview with professor Julian Lindley-French and Lieutenant General Erik Gustavson

https://radio.nrk.no/podcast/nyhetsmorgen/nrkno-poddkast-5-131059-07022018085800#t=1t10m09s

Aired: 07.02.18 - NRK​

NRK TV, URIX February 5th - interview with NATO SG Jens Stoltenberg and Professor Hal Brands

https://tv.nrk.no/serie/urix/NNFA53020518/05-02-2018

Aired: 05.02.18 - NRK​

NRK TV, News at 19:00

https://tv.nrk.no/serie/dagsrevyen/NNFA19020518/05-02-2018#t=16m58s

​Aired: 05.02.18 - NRK​

TV2 News at 18:30

https://sumo.tv2.no/nyheter/nyhetene/nyhetene-2018-episode-36-1276093.html?showPlayer=true

Aired: 05.02.18 - TV2 ​

NRK video: "Se NATO-sjefens tale om sikkerhet"

https://www.nrk.no/nyheter/se-nato-sjefens-tale-om-sikkerhet-1.13899778

Published: 05.02.18 - NRK

"Stoltenberg: – Verden har blitt farligere"

https://www.nrk.no/urix/stoltenberg_-_-verden-har-blitt-farligere-1.13899912

Published: 05.02.18 - NRK

 

"Solberg er glad for NATOs satsing i nord"

https://www.nrk.no/urix/erna-solberg-er-glad-for-at-nato-far-et-kommandosenter-i-nord-1.13900176

Published: 05.02.18 - NRK​

"Stoltenberg: Mer kuler og krutt hever terskelen for at NATO-land ser seg tvunget til å bruke atomvåpen"

https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/politikk/i/qnW1pO/Stoltenberg-Mer-kuler-og-krutt-hever-terskelen-for-at-NATO-land-ser-seg-tvunget-til-a-bruke-atomvapen

Published: 05.02.18 - Aftenposten online and paper

 

"Stoltenberg om økte forsvarsbudsjetter: Jobben er ikke gjort"

https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/ngWW7o/Stoltenberg-om-okte-forsvarsbudsjetter-Jobben-er-ikke-gjort

Published: 05.02.18 - Aftenposten​

 

"Willoch savner russisk forståelse fra Stoltenberg"

https://www.dn.no/nyheter/2018/02/05/2039/Politikk/willoch-savner-russisk-forstaelse-fra-stoltenberg

Published: 05.02.18 - Dagens Næringsliv​ online and paper

 

"Stoltenberg: Nato må tilpasse seg en farligere verden"

https://www.dn.no/nyheter/2018/02/05/1005/Utenriks/stoltenberg-nato-ma-tilpasse-seg-en-farligere-verden

Published: 05.02.18 - Dagens Næringsliv

"Stoltenberg legger press på Norges forsvarssatsing"

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/J1xxKb/stoltenberg-legger-press-paa-norges-forsvarssatsing

Published: 05.02.18 - VG

 

Op-ed: "Stoltenberg må svare for alliansen med ekstremister i Midtøsten"

https://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/stoltenberg-ma-svare-for-alliansen-med-ekstremister-i-midtosten/69410741

Published: 05.02.18 - Dagbladet​

"Stoltenberg avviste Solbergs unnskyldning for ikke å bruke to prosent av BNP"

http://www.forsvarsforeningen.no/nyheter/stoltenberg-avviste-solbergs-unnskyldning-for-ikke-a-bruke-to-prosent-av-bnp/

Published: 05.02.18 - Norges Forsvarsforening

 

"Stoltenberg: Amerikanske Værnes-soldater del av større bilde"

https://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/stoltenberg-amerikanske-vaernes-soldater-del-av-storre-bilde/69410274

https://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondelag/2018/02/05/Stoltenberg-Amerikanske-V%C3%A6rnes-soldater-del-av-st%C3%B8rre-bilde-16028623.ece

Published: 05.02.18 - Dagbladet and Adresseavisen (NTB)​

 

"– En storkonflikt kan starte i nord"

https://www.aldrimer.no/en-storkonflikt-kan-starte-i-nord/

Published: 05.02.18 - Aldrimer.no​

"Budsjettvekst handler om vår og Natos troverdighet"

http://www.smp.no/meninger/leder/2018/02/05/Budsjettvekst-handler-om-v%C3%A5r-og-Natos-troverdighet-16031449.ece 

Published: 05.02.18 - Sunnmørsposten ​

 

"- Verden er blitt farligere"

https://www.p4.no/nyheter/--verden-er-blitt-farligere/artikkel/725144/

Published: 05.02.18 - P4​

"Stoltenberg: Nato må tilpasse seg ei farlegare verd"

http://www.fjordabladet.no/npk/innenriks/2018/02/05/Stoltenberg-Nato-m%C3%A5-tilpasse-seg-ei-farlegare-verd-16025953.ece

Published: 05.02.18 - Fjordabladet​ (NPK-NTB)

"NATO-sjefen på offisielt besøk i Norge"

https://www.dagsavisen.no/innenriks/nato-sjefen-pa-offisielt-besok-i-norge-1.1095017

http://www.hegnar.no/Nyheter/Politikk/2018/02/NATO-sjefen-paa-offisielt-besoek-i-Norge

Published: 04.02.18 - ​Dagsavisen and Hegnar (NTB)

 

"Norge skuffer Nato"

https://www.dn.no/meninger/2018/02/02/2049/Kommentar/norge-skuffer-nato

Published: 02.02.18 - Dagens Næringsliv

International

 

"Leangkollen: Can Norway Defend Itself?"

http://lindleyfrench.blogspot.no/2018/02/leangkollen-can-norway-defend-itself.html

Published: 07.02.18 - Lindley-French's blog blast: Speaking truth unto power

 

"Pentagon: YPG units fighting in Afrin do not have US support"

http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/06022018

Published: 06.02.18 - Rudaw​

 

"NATO urges 'political solution' between US, Turkey in Syria"

http://www.rudaw.net/mobile/english/middleeast/syria/060220181

http://www.shafaaq.com/en/en_newsreader/d1bbdc63-185f-4a1a-961a-572155dadc9f

Published: 06.02.18 - Rudaw and Shafaaq

 

"Ankara informs NATO on offensive in Afrin, Syria – Stoltenberg"

https://www.rt.com/newsline/417925-turkey-nato-afrin-syria/

Published: 05.02.18 - RT

 

"Stoltenberg urges NATO members to keep up military spending"

http://en.europeonline-magazine.eu/stoltenberg-urges-nato-members-to-keep-up-military-spending_621567.html

Published: 05.02.18 - Europe online magazine

 

"NATO chief stresses need of adjustment to "more dangerous" world"

http://www.dailyfinland.fi/worldwide/4129/NATO-chief-stresses-need-of-adjustment-to-

​Published: 05.02.18 - Daily Finland

 

"Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 5"

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/05/c_136951296.htm

Published: 05.02.18 - Xinhua

"Stoltenberg: New START Treaty is fulfilled"

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2018/02/stoltenberg-new-start-treaty-fulfilled

Published: 05.02.18 - The Independent Barents Observer​

 

Speeches

You may listen to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenbergs speech (in Norwegian) here.

 

Twitter

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Photos

Photos from the Conference can be found here. (via Facebook - does not require login)

 Photos taken by NATO can you see here.