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Lars Rowe

Lars RowePosition at FNI: Senior Research Fellow; Director of the Russia Programme

Academic background
   PhD, University of Oslo, Department of Archeology, Conservation and History, 2013.
   Cand. philol., University of Oslo, 1999 (history, Russian language, Russian and East European studies).

Professional experience
   Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, since 2013.
   Lecturer in Russian history, The Norwegian Defence University College (FSES), since 2014.
   Visiting Scholar, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 2013-2014.
   Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies 2012-13.
   Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, 2002-2012.
   Senior Executive officer at the Office of the Finnmark county Governor 2000-2002 (international environmental cooperation).
   Research assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies 1999

Main research interests
   Russian strategic thinking
   International relations in the European North
   Soviet industrialism in the High North
   Russian and Norwegian postwar history
   The communist movement


Major publications

Books

Rowe, Lars, Jørgen Holten Jørgensen and Geir Hønneland, Vårt bilde av Russland: 25 debattinnlegg om naboskap i nord ('Our image of Russia: 25 commentaries on neighbourhood in the High North'). Bergen, John Grieg Forlag, 2015, 128 p. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars (ed), Part 4, in S. Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, 84 p.

Rowe, Lars, Pechenganikel: Soviet Industry, Russian Pollution, and the Outside World. Ph.D. dissertation, Faculty og Humanities, University of Oslo, 2013, 339 p.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, Nordområdene – hva nå? ('The High North – What Now?'). Trondheim, Tapir Academic Press, 2010, 151 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, Fra svarte skyer til helleristninger: Norsk-russisk miljøvernsamarbeid gjennom 20 år ('From Dark Skies to Rock Carvings: 20 Years of Norwegian-Russian Environmental Cooperation'). Trondheim, Tapir Academic Press, 2008, 186 p. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland (eds), Russlandsbilder: Nye debattinnlegg om naboskap i nordområdene ('Images of Russia: New Contributions to the Debate about Neighbourhood in the High North'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2007, 114 p. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, Health as International Politics: Combating Communicable Diseases in the Baltic Sea Region. Aldershot & Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2004, 150 p.

Rowe, Lars. "Nyttige idioter"? Fredsfronten i Norge 1949-1956 ("Useful idiots"? The Peace Front in Norway 1949-1956). Forsvarsstudier (Defence studies), 1/2002, 242 p. In Norwegian.


Articles, chapters and reports

Moe, Arild and Lars Rowe, 'Asylstrømmen fra Russland til Norge i 2015: Bevisst russisk politikk?' ('The wave of asylym seekers from Russia to Norway in 2015: A deliberate Russian policy?') Nordisk Østforum, Vol 30, No 2, 2016, pp. 80-97. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Innledning' ('Introduction'). In Sven Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, pp. 551-553. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Miljøvernsamarbeidet mellom Norge og Russland' ('The Environmental Cooperation between Norway and Russia'). In Sven Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, pp. 590-604. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Fra unntakstilstand til en ny normal' ('From State of Emergency to New Normalcy'). In Sven Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, pp. 628-632. In Norwegian.

Breit, Eric, Lars Rowe and Pål Wilter Skedsmo, Evaluering av støtteordningen BarentsKult ('Evaluation of the Funding Mechanism BarentsKult'). FNI Report 11/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 41 p. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Sovjetunionen og den kalde krigen' ('Soviet Union and the Cold War'). In H.H. Waage, R. Tamnes and H.H. Vik (eds), Krig og fred i det lange 20. århundre. Oslo, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2013, pp. 67-88. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, Elana Wilson Rowe and Geir Hønneland, 'Health and Human Security: Communicable Diseases in the Post-Soviet Arctic'. In G.H. Gjørv, D.R. Bazely, M. Goloviznina and A. Tanentzap (eds), Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 163-183.

Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland, 'Norge og Russland: Tilbake til normaltilstanden' ('Norway and Russia: Back to Normality'). Nordisk Østforum, Vol 24, No 2, 2010, pp. 133-147. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, 'Hva er nordområdepolitikk? Utfordringer innenrikspolitisk, i nærområdene og globalt' ('High North Politics: What Is It? Domestic, Regional and Global Challenges'). Plan, No 2, 2010, pp. 10-15. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Det brysomme nikkelverket' ('The Troublesome Nickel Plant'). Fortid, Vol 5, No 4, 2008, pp. 23-28. In Norwegian.

Moe, Arild and Lars Rowe, Petroleum Activity in the Russian Barents Sea: Constraints and Options for Norwegian Offshore and Shipping Companies. FNI Report 7/2008. Lysaker, FNI, 2008, 26 p.

Rowe, Lars, Geir Hønneland and Arild Moe, Evaluering av miljøvernsamarbeidet mellom Norge og Russland ('Evaluation of Norwegian-Russian Environmental Collaboration 1995-2006'). FNI Report 7/2007. Lysaker, FNI, 2007. 47 p, In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland, 'Communicable Disease Control'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 50-78.

Rowe, Lars and Bernd Rechel, 'Fighting Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Northeast Europe: Sustainable Collaboration or Political Rhetoric?'. The European Journal of Public Health, Vol 16, No 6, 2006, pp. 609-614.

Hønneland, Geir and Lars Rowe, 'Western versus Post-Soviet Medicine: Fighting Tuberculosis and HIV in North-West Russia and the Baltic States', Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Vol 21, No 3, 2005, pp. 395-414.

Rowe, Lars and Geir Hønneland, 'Smittevern og internasjonal politikk' ('Communicable Diseases and International Politics'). Tidsskrift for Den norske lægeforening, No 12, 2005, pp. 78-80. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Et propagandistisk alternativ til diplomati - Sovjetisk utenrikspolitikk og Fredsfronten i Norge' ('A Propagandistic Alternative to Diplomacy: Soviet Foreign Policy and the Norwegian Peace Front'). Historisk tidsskrift, Vol 84, No 2, 2005, pp. 297-310. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, Report from the Steering Committee for Evaluation of the Task Force on Communicable Disease Control in the Baltic Sea Region. FNI report 9/2004. Lysaker, FNI, 2004, 27 p.

Rowe Lars, 'Fredskamp og maktkamp i arbeiderorganisasjonene' ('Peace struggle and power struggle in the labour organisations'), Arbeiderhistorie (Labour History), 2000, 15 p. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, "Forsvaret av freden og kampen mot krigsbrannstifterne" Fred som politisk våpen i den kalde krigen 1949-1956 (MA thesis), University of Oslo, 1999, 300 p. In Norwegian.


Recent commentary articles

Moe, Arild and Lars Rowe, 'Dette er forklaringen på den plutselige asylstrømmen fra Russland' ('This is the explanation of the sudden wave of asylum seekers across the Russian border'), Aftenposten, 23.06.2016. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Norsk russlandsdebatt er påfallende lite forankret i virkeligheten ' ('Norwegian debate on Russia is remarkably unrooted in reality'), Aftenposten, 16.12.2015. In Norwegian.

Rowe. Lars and Jørgen Holten Jørgensen, 'Russlands sannferdige løgner' ('Russia's true lies'), Bergens Tidende, 09.01.2015. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Det brysomme nikkelverket' ('The Troublesome Nickel Plant'), Nordlys, 2 March 2009. In Norwegian.

Moe, Arild and Lars Rowe, 'Russian Shipbuilding – Is a Rapid Turnaround Possible?', Baltic Rim Economies, No 5, 31 October, 2008.

Rowe, Lars, 'Norge og Russland 1991-2008: Fra unntakstilstand til normalen' ('Norway and Russia 1991-2008: From State of Emergency to Normalcy'), Norsk Polarhistorie, May 2008. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Tilbake til normaltilstanden' ('Russia Returned to Its Normal State'), Klassekampen, 5 June 2007.
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Contact details
   (+47) 67111916
   LAR (+@fni.no)


 Related focal points of research

   Arctic and Russian politics


 Important ongoing projects

Russian (des)information: Russia and Norway after Ukraine?


 Important past projects

The Pechenga-Nikel Combine 1921-2012

Federal Russian Politics: Modernizing Northern Economies (FEDRUP)

Evaluation of the Task Force on Communicable Disease Control in the Baltic Sea Region

Evaluation of Russian-Norwegian Environmental Collaboration 1995-2007


 Recent relevant FNI News

The BarentsKult Funding Mechanism: A Success (30.10.2014)

Lars Rowe Obtains PhD on the History of the Pechenga Nickel Plant (12.02.2013)


 Recent media coverage

'Frykt for nytt KGB etter nyhetsmelding om Putin-planer' ('Fear of new KGB following news of Putin plans'), Dagbladet, 21.09.2016. In Norwegian.

'Norway admits Arctic migrants actually not 'secret Russian plot'', Sputnik, 31.08.2016.

'"Naplyv bezhentsev na rossiysko-norvezhskoy granitse ne byl provokatsiyey Moskvy"' ('"The influx of refugees in the Russian-Norwegian border was not a provocation of Moscow"'), FindNews.ru, 31.08.2016. In Russian.

'Norjalaistutkijat: Itärajan pakolaiset eivät olleet Venäjän juoni' ('Norwegian researchers: Asylum seekers from the Eastern border were not a Russian plot'), YLE, 30.08.2016. In Finnish.

'Tidligere direktør i det russiske miljøtilsynet innrømmer miljøkorrupsjon' ('Former director of the Russian Environment Agency admits environmental corruption'), NRK Finnmark, 26.08.2016.

'V rossiyskuyu ugrozu verit pochti polovina xhiteley Norvegii' ('Almost half of Norway's population believes in Russian threat'), NEWSru, 02.08.2016. In Russian.

'Asylstrømmen: – Norge og Finland misforsto russisk grensepraksis' ('The vawe of asylum seekers: - Norway and Finland misunderstood Russian border practice'), NRK, 22.06.2016. In Norwegian.

'Russisk ordfører: – Hybridkrig-teorien er en grov feil' ('Russian mayor: - The hybrid war theory is a big mistake'), NRK Finnmark, 20.04.2016. In Norwegian.

'Har ikke nødvendig erfaringe til å håndtere Russland' ('Is not experienced enough to handle Russia'), NRK Finnmark, 14.04.2016. In Norwegian.

'Steinfeld i full Russland-krangel: - Du hevet din kjeft for høyt der, gutten min' ('Steinfeld to Rowe in quarrel on Russia: - You raised your voice too high, little boy'), Dagbladet, 01.03.2016. In Norwegian.

'Mener myndighetene er bekymret for at enkelte finnmarkinger har sterkere sympatier for Russland enn Oslo' ('Claims authorities worry that certain people in Finnmark are more loyal to Russia than to Oslo'), iFinnmark, 16.02.2016. In Norwegian.

'Stengte grensen for asylsøkere – advarer likevel om ny asylstrøm' ('Closed the border for asylum seekers – still warns of new flood'), NRK Finnmark, 15.02.2016. In Norwegian.

'Syrere med falske visa setter Listhaug i knipe' ('Syrians with forged visas put Listhaug in a pinch'), Aftenposten, 31.01.2016. In Norwegian.

'- Norske myndigheter er forvirret' ('Norwegian authorities are confused'), Dagbladet, 27.01.2016. In Norwegian.

'Russland tar ikke tilbake flyktninger' ('Russia will not take refugees back'), NRK Dagsnytt Atten, 26.01.2016. In Norwegian.

'- Russland er ikke interessert i å ta i mot disse menneskene' ('- Russia is not interested in receiving these people'), Nordlys, 25.01.2016. In Norwegian.

'Legger skylda på Norge' ('Blames Norway'), Klassekampen, 25.01.2016. In Norwegian.

'Gorbatsjovs avspenning' ('Gorbachev's detente'), Ekko, NRK P2, 12.01.2016. In Norwegian.

'Dette var krisene mellom Russland og Norge i 2015' ('These were the crises in the Russian-Norwegian relationship in 2015'), Dagbladet, 04.01.2016. In Norwegian.

'Russiske soldater skal øve krig på Nordpolen' ('Russian military exercise on the North Pole'), Aftenposten, 02.12.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland og transittvisum' ('Russia and transit visas'), NRK Dagsnytt Atten, 01.12.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russisk splitt og hersk' ('Russian split and divide'), NRK Dagsnytt 18, 10.11.2015. In Norwegian.

'Advarer mot russisk splitt og hersk' ('Warns against Russian divide and conquer'), Dagsavisen, 10.11.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland – stadig mektig og bakoverskuende' ('Russia – still powerful and still looking backwards'), Aftenposten, 04.07.2015. In Norwegian.

'Forsker: – Viktigere å protestere mot Russland enn å ta hensyn til lokale forhold i nord' ('Researcher: – More important to protest against Russia than to take into account local conditions in the north'), NRK Finnmark, 10.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'- Nordområdesamarbeidet kan brukes til å skape dialog' ('- Cooperation in the High North Can Be Used to Create Dialogue'), NRK Nordnytt, 04.02.2015.

'Et russisk puslespill: Hvor er Russland på vei etter 15 år med Putin?' ('A Russian jigsaw: Where is Russia heading after !5 years with Putin?'), Nord24, 31.12.2014. In Norwegian.

'Rapportkonklusjon: BarentsKult en suksess' ('Report Concludes that BarentsKult Is a Success'), Barents Secretariat News, 31.10.2014. In Norwegian.

'- Barents-samarbeidet blir viktigere', ('- Barents Cooperation Becomes More Important'), Dagens Næringsliv, 11.09.2014. In Norwegian.

'Rom på Kola' ('Space on the Kola Peninsula'), Dagens Næringsliv/D2, 15.08.2014. In Norwegian.



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