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Peter Viggo Jakobsen


Phone: + 45 72 81 75 82

    Research and development areas

  • Civil-military co-operation (CIMIC)
  • Danish defence- and security policy
  • EU defence- and security policy
  • European defence and security policy
  • UN Security Council
  • Use of force
  • NATO
  • Counter insurgency operations (COIN)
  • Comprehensive/integrated approach
  • Sanctions
  • Stabilization operations
  • Special operations
  • Superpower diplomacy
  • Military Strategy
  • Coercive diplomacy
  • USA

Research areas

Danish and Nordic defence and security policy, peace and stability operations, civil-miilitary cooperation and the comprehensive approach, role of NATO and the UN in in the management of international peace and security, Use of coercion and military force, and strategy

Research and teaching information

  • Danish and Nordic defence and security
  • NATO
  • The role of the UN in international peace and security
  • Stabilization operations
  • Civil-military cooperation and comprehensive approach
  • Conflict management
  • Use of force, and   
  • Coercive diplomacy
  • Strategy

Research and teaching information

Peter Viggo Jakobsen, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College and Professor (part time) at Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark

Primary research and teaching areas Danish and Nordic defence and security, the role of NATO and the UN in international peace and security, stabilization operations, conflict management, civil-military cooperation and the comprehensive approach, strategy, use of force and coercive diplomacy

Media, public lectures and consultancy: frequently used by the Danish and international media as a commentator on defence and security issues; gives many lectures on these issues; and has acted as an advisor and consultant for several governments and international organizations.

Peer-review: member of the editorial boards of the journals: European Security (Taylor and Francis, London), International Peacekeeping (Routledge, London), Politica (Aarhus), Military and Strategic Affairs (Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv) and reviewer for for several Danish and international journals and book publishers. 

Management and administration: Head of the Department of Conflict and Security Studies and director of The Defence and Security Studies Research Programme at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) 2003-2006.

International experience: Visiting professor at International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technoloy (MIT), USA (autumn 2006) and Department of War Studies, King’s College of London (spring 1996).

Education: MA and Ph.D. in International Relations from Department of Political Science, Aarhus University; Assistant and Associate Professor in International Relations (1996-2013) in Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

Recent publications

Deterrence in Peace Operations: Look Beyond the Battlefield and Expand the Number of Targets and Influence Mechanisms in Frans Osinga and Tim Sweijs (eds.) Deterrence in the 21st Century: Insights from Theory and Practice (Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020): 331-349.

Military strategy-making in Denmark: Retaining “Best Ally” status with minimum spending in Janne Matlary Haaland and Rob Johnson (eds.) Military Strategy in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenge for NATO (London: Hurst Publishers, 2020).

Forord: Hvad skal vi med et temanummer om Krigsførelsens Kredsløb?, Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2020), 197–201. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31374/sjms.74.

Hvordan bliver Danmark valgt til FN’s Sikkerhedsråd i 2025-26?, Ræson43 (efterår 2020).

Denmark in Stefani Weiss (ed.) Europe’s Coherence Gap in External Crisis and Conflict Management (Bielefeld: Bertelsmann Stiftung 2020), 105-115, https://www.wga-project.eu/docs/2020/country/WGA2020_Denmark_Report.pdf

Coercive Diplomacy as Crisis Management, Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Politics, February 2020, https://oxfordre.com/politics/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228637-e-1624?rskey=cJ85HS&result=1

Latest research outputs

  1. Published

    Danmark bør bevæbne fregatter og kampfly, så de ikke bidrager unødigt til at øge spændingerne med Rusland og Kina

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommissioned

  2. Published

    Professor: Danmark skal overtale USA til øget militær tilstedeværelse i Grønland, før det er for sent

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommissioned

  3. Published

    In the Shadows: The Challenge of Russian and Chinese Gray Zone Conflict for the West.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Peer Webinar on Western Military Capability in Northern Europe 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. ISA2021 International Studies Association Annual Conference 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. NATO in Northern Europe

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

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