Presentation on theme: "Denmark – the impeccable ally? Associate Professor, Jens Ringsmose Centre for War Studies University of Southern Denmark."— Presentation transcript:
Denmark – the impeccable ally? Associate Professor, Jens Ringsmose Centre for War Studies University of Southern Denmark
Denmark’s foreign policy after 1990 Foreign policy activism The militarization of Danish foreign policy From 2001: – From atlanticism to super-atlanticism – From activism to super- activism Ideational and pragmatic considerations
Denmark and the Atlantic Alliance From NATO-Prügel- to NATO-Musterknabe – New burden-sharing dynamics and –metrics – Substantial mission contributions – Political willingness to take risks – Public support – but, why?
Public opinion and the war in Afghanistan (Oct. 2011) Number of deployed troops Deployed troop per capita (100,000) ISAF / deployable land forces (percentage) Denmark75013.6412.30 United Kingdom9,50015.5412.08 United States90,00029.309.28 Norway4299.204.56 Sweden5005.5016.02 Finland1562.978.67
Public opinion and the war in Afghanistan ( Jan. 2010 ) Allies with no caveatsAllies with few / insignificant caveats Allies with many / significant caveats CanadaAlbaniaBelgium Denmark CroatiaBulgaria EstoniaCzech RepublicGreece FranceGermanyItaly Hungary Norway Netherlands LatviaRomaniaPortugal LithuaniaSlovakiaSlovenia LuxembourgSpain PolandTurkey U.K. U.S.
Public opinion and the war in Afghanistan (Oct. 2011) CasualtiesCasualties per mill. inhabitants Casualties per deployed troops (100) Denmark427.645.60 United Kingdom3836.274.03 United States1,8215.932.02 Norway102.152.33 Sweden50.551.00 Finland20.381.91
Public opinion and the war in Afghanistan (Oct. 2011)