Danish Defence Research Database

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Profile photoDavid Vestenskov
Dean's Office

Konsulent, Dekanatet, Forsvarsakademiet

Research Keywords: Security policies and regional stability in the Central Asian Region. Counterinsurgency and Counter-terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, insurgencies, military capacity building, conflict termination, trustbuilding and networking between security institutions in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Counter-terrorism in the Middle East.

Experience:
Analytical and editorial tasks - primarily within the sectors of foreign -and security politics
Project coordinator - regional stability in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region
International terrorism
Military History

Uddannelse

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Publications

Stability in Afghanistan: Building Stability through Security Cooperation

Nielsen, T. G., Vestenskov, D. & Syed, M. H., Sep 2019, 1 ed. Copenhagen : Forsvarsakademiets Forlag. 558 p.

AFGHANISTAN:STATUS ON PEACE, POLITICS, AND RESOLUTE SUPPORT MISSION

Vestenskov, D. & Yücel, H., 29 May 2019, Svanemøllens Kaserne: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-4, 4 p.

Internal Kurdish Coherence: Analyzing Alliances, Capacities, Threats, and Political Objectives of Kurdish Groups and Parties in Syria and Iraq 2015-2017

Vestenskov, D. & Fierro, A. H., 7 May 2019, Royal Danish Defence Colege: Scandinavian Military Studies, p. 1-133, 133 p.

Opportunities for enhanced security cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Vestenskov, D., Andersen, D. & Syed, M. H., 7 Dec 2018, Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-5, 5 p.

APPROACHING PEACE TALKS IN AFGHANISTAN: STAKEHOLDERS, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

Vestenskov, D. & Hasan, R., 4 Jul 2018, Forsvarsakademiet: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-4, 4 p.

CARVING OUT A VISION FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW: Cultivating the Ground for Security Cooperation between Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan

Vestenskov, D. & Syed, M. H., 17 May 2018, Forsvarsakademiet: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-74, 74 p.

THE ROLE OF MADRASAS IN PAKISTAN: Achieving integration of Madrasa graduates into society

Vestenskov, D., 1 Mar 2018, Copenhagen: Royal Danish Defence College, p. 1-3, 3 p. (FAK Policy Brief).

Bilateral Relations on the Mend: Transforming the Mosaic of Opportunities into Policies of Stability and Reconciliation between Afghanistan & Pakistan

Vestenskov, D. (ed.), Hasan, R. (ed.) & Nielsen, T. G., 1 Feb 2018, København: Royal Danish Defence College. 100 p.

The Role of Madrasas: Assessing Parental Choice, Financial Pipelines and Recent Developments in Religious Education in Pakistan & Afghanistan

Vestenskov, D., 30 Jan 2018, København: Royal Danish Defence College. 155 p.

Bilateral Reconciliation: Opportunities and Challenge: 2nd Round of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue

Vestenskov, D., 21 Sep 2017, Copenhagen: Royal Danish Defence College, p. 1-2, 2 p. (FAK Policy Brief).

Approaching Regional Coherence: Promoting Security Cooperation and Economic Connectivity in South Asia

Vestenskov, D., Shah, A., Kazmi, A. & Hansen, C. H., 22 Jun 2017, No 5 (b) ed., Copenhagen: Royal Danish Defence College, p. 1-102, 102 p. (FAK Conference Proceedings; No. 5).

Igniting Paths of Reconciliation between Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conference proceedings

Vestenskov, D., 15 May 2017, No 3 (b) ed., Copenhagen: Royal Danish Defence College, p. 1-66, 66 p. (FAK Conference Proceedings; No. 3).

Regional Stability & Peacebuilding: Initiating Reconciliation Between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Beyond

Vestenskov, D. (ed.), 27 Oct 2016, 1 ed. Forsvarsakademiet: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag. 97 p.

Transition in Afghanistan: Identifying lessons of withdrawal and capacity building in Afghanistan: From the Soviet enterprise to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission

Vestenskov, D. & Pedersen, M. G., 20 Oct 2016, 1 ed., København: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-15, 15 p. (FAK Brief).

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Counterterrorism in Pakistan (post-seminar Report): Sharing Experiences

Vestenskov, D. & Syed, M. H., 1 Oct 2016, 1 ed. NDU, Islamabad: Pakistan's National Defence University. 65 p.

Guiding Warfare to Reach Sustainable Peace: International Humanitarian Law in Capacity Building of Security Forces.

Vestenskov, D. & Drewes, L., 31 Mar 2016, Forsvarsakademiet: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag. 69 p. (FAK Conference Proceedings).

Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism: Sharing Experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Nielsen, T. G., Syed, M. H. & Vestenskov, D., 19 Oct 2015, 1 ed. Copenhagen: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag. 351 p.

Et farvel til terror? Indledning

Vestenskov, D. & Jensen, C., 3 Sep 2015, Et farvel til terror?: Krigen mod ISIS 2014-2015. Forsvarsakademiet, København: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 9-18 9 p.

Et farvel til terror? Krigen mod ISIS 2014-2015

Vestenskov, D. (ed.) & Jensen, C. (ed.), 3 Sep 2015, Forsvarsakademiet, København: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag. 176 p.

Jihadhybriden: Fra hellig oprørskamp til toneangivende al-Qaeda-filial

Vestenskov, D., 3 Sep 2015, Et farvel til terror? Krigen mod ISIS 2014-2015. Vestenskov, D. & Jensen, C. (eds.). Forsvarsakademiet, København: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 63-78 15 p.

Regional Stability & Lessons Learned in Regional Peace Building: Conference report

Vestenskov, D. & Johnsen, A. A., 11 Feb 2015, Forsvarsakademiet: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, 64 p. (FAK Conference Proceedings).

An Intimate War. An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict, 1978-2012: En indiskutabel styrke ved bogen er Martins sprogegenskaber, hvilket har givet ham adgang til kilder, som vestlige forskere og militære fagfolk ikke nødvendigvis har kunnet trække på før.

Vestenskov, D., 2015

10 YEARS AFTER NATO MEMBERSHIP: An anniversary in the shadow of a crisis

Vestenskov, D. (ed.), 27 Nov 2014, FAK: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-112, 112 p.

Exit by Afghanisation: Vietnam and Afghanistan: A comparative analysis of military transition as a political objective in US strategy

Vestenskov, D. (ed.) & Holmberg, H., 25 Nov 2014, FAK: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-18, 18 p. (FAK Brief).

Anmeldelse af: Soldat og diplomat. Mine tre år i Afghanistan: Afghanistan i frø – og fugleperspektiv

Vestenskov, D., 24 Oct 2014, In : Krigsvidenskab.dk. 4 p.

Krig i Afghanistan gennem fire årtier: En analyse af udviklingen i historieskrivningen

Vestenskov, D., 1 Oct 2014, In : Fra krig og fred. 2014, 2, p. 177-195 23 p., 4.

When Strategy Ends

Vestenskov, D. & Jørgensen, L. W., 2 Apr 2014, Strategy in NATO : Preparing for an Imperfect World. Odgaard, L. (ed.). US: Palgrave Macmillan

Det afghanske præsidentvalg 2014: En introduktion til det afghanske valgsystem og en analyse af hovedkandidaternes chancer

Vestenskov, D., 28 Feb 2014, Forsvarsakademiet: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1, 32 p. (FAK Brief).

Tak for turen

Vestenskov, D., 6 Feb 2014, In : Militaert Tidsskrift. 4 p.

Carsten Jensens Afghanistan er en øvelse i kreativ kildebrug

Vestenskov, D., 13 Jan 2014, In : Information. p. 18-19 2 p.

The Afghan Way: The Way Forward: Afghan Security by Afghan Standards

Vestenskov, D., 23 Aug 2013, FAK: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1, 18 p. (FAK Brief).

Kynisk pacifisme uden mellemregninger: Den frelste efterrationalisering over indsatsen i Afghanistan er både forenklet og fordrejet.

Vestenskov, D., 18 Aug 2013, In : Politiken. 2 p.

Supermagternes sammenstød: Vejen til islamistisk fundamentalisme i Afghanistan

Vestenskov, D., 21 Mar 2013, In : 1066. 42, 3, p. 30-41 12 p.

Afghanistan: Håbet lever – og elektrikerne er tilkaldt

Vestenskov, D., 7 Feb 2013, In : Berlingske Tidende. 1 p.

Vejen til helvede er brolagt med frelste intentioner

Vestenskov, D., 15 Jan 2013, In : Politiken. 2 p.

Anmeldelse af: Det lille land før den store krig. De danske farvande, stormagtsstrategier, efterretninger og forsvarsforberedelser omkring kriserne 1911-13: Et banebrydende og ambitiøst grundforskningsprojekt

Vestenskov, D., Jan 2013, In : Militaert Tidsskrift. 141, 4, p. 134-36 2 p.

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: Approaching ISAF operations in Afghanistan within Galula’s frame of counterinsurgency

Vestenskov, D., 2013, 8 p. Torino : International Commission of Military History, Acta publications.

The Afghan Way: Vejen frem: Afghansk sikkerhed efter afghanske standarder

Vestenskov, D., 2013, Svanemøllens Kaserne: Forsvarsakademiets Forlag, p. 1-16, 16 p. (FAK Brief).

Efterretningstjenestens plads i demokratiet

Vestenskov, D., 13 Oct 2012, In : Berlingske Tidende. 1 p.

Anmeldelse af: Afghantsy. The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89

Vestenskov, D., Aug 2012, In : Militaert Tidsskrift. 141, 2, p. 69-70 2 p.

Anmeldelse af Vi slår ihjel og lever med det, af Lars R. Møller: Et befriende og nødvendigt bidrag til veteranopfattelsen i Danmark.

Vestenskov, D., Aug 2012, In : Militaert Tidsskrift. 141, 2, p. 62-63 2 p.
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