CURRICULUM VITAE ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOMAS RIES June 2005 PERSONAL Name: Thomas Herbert RIES Date of Birth: 29 December 1953 Nationalities: Finland and United States of America Languages: Swedish (fluent - mother tongue) English (fluent) Norwegian (very good) French (very good) Danish (good) German (good) Finnish (basic) Degrees: Ph.D., 1992 B.Sc. (Econ), 1977 Marital: Unmarried Health: Excellent CURRENT POSITION (as of 1 January 2005) Post: Director The Swedish Institute of International Affairs Stockholm CAREER PROFILE Research: Two books, numerous research studies, over 100 articles: 1997- 2004 Senior Researcher, DSDS, NDC, Helsinki 1988 -1992 Senior Researcher, IFS, Oslo 1986 -1988 Research Associate, NUPI, Oslo 1981 -1985 Nordic Correspondent, IDR, Geneva Research Associate, PSIS, Geneva Teaching: Extensive ITC teaching experience 1992-1997. Regular university courses and lectures since 1995. Management: Leadership, management and administration: 1996-1997 Deputy Director, GCSP 1994-1996 Director, ITC 1992-1994 Executive Director, ITC Speaking: Extensive public speaking, lectures, etc. as of 1986 Media: Constant exposure 1986-1992 and as of November 1997 QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. "Soviet Strategic Nuclear Interests in the Nordic Area 1955-1985." Grade 5.76 (maximum possible 6.00) The Graduate Institute of International Studies University of Geneva, Switzerland 1978 - 1985 (thesis defence April 1992) B.Sc. B.Sc. (Econ) International Relations Honours, Upper Second (among top 10 % of my course) London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, Great Britain 1973 - 1977 DISTINCTIONS 2002 Försvarets Förtjänstmedalj (Defence Forces Medal of Merit) Finland 2000 Maanpuolustusmitali (National Defence Medal) Finland 1988 Försvarets Förtjänstmedalj (Defence Forces Medal of Merit) Finland MEMBERSHIP 2005 - … Expert Advisory Board, SEB, Stockholm 2005 - … Kungliga Krigsvetenskapsakademien, Stockholm 2005 - … Board of the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) 2005 - … Board of the Nordic Confucius Institute, Stockholm 2001 - 2004 Task Force for a European Defence Book EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris, France 2001 - 2004 Member of the International Section of the Swedish People's Party and various other positions in the SFP in Finland 2000 - ... Kungliga Örlogsmannasällskapet, Stockholm, Sweden 1999 - 2004 Board of the Atlantic Council of Finland (Founding Member) 1988 - ... International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London 1976 - 1988: Student Member, IISS CONTACT Swedish Institute of International Affairs direct: + 46 8 511 768 02 Box 27035 secr: + 46 8 511 768 01 SE - 102 51 Stockholm email: email@example.com RESEARCH FOCUS ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOMAS RIES My work in international security has been strongly policy oriented throughout my career. Since returning to research in 1997 my interest has focussed on five key areas: 1. The New Global Security Environment 2. The Nature of Security, Threat and Policy in today's world 3. Finland's Security 4. European Security 5. Nordic Security I am especially interested in the new global security environment, the nature of the new threats and problems and how best to understand and deal with them. I have taught and spoken extensively on all five topics, with an average of over 50 public speaking engagements, lectures and courses per year. I have published in all of the above fields, except for topic two (Nature of Security) which I teach, and on which I am writing a book in my spare time (of which there is not much). My publications since 1998 are listed in the following pages. Between 1992 - 1997 my work at the ITC and GCSP in Geneva allowed little time for research. However as responsible for the teaching curriculum I kept fully abreast of the rapidly evolving global environment. This was reinforced by the constant flow of high- level speakers at the course. The five years running the ITC in Geneva were an excellent way to transition from my earlier Cold War specialisation on the Soviet military to the new broad global security agenda. Between 1981 - 1992 my work focussed on the nordic cold war security environment, with a strong emphasis on the regional military situation and on Soviet strategic interests in the north and the arctic. RECENT PUBLICATIONS ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOMAS RIES (Over 100 earlier publications are listed in a separate attachment.) NEW GLOBAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT 2004 European Defence - A proposal for a White Paper Report of an independent Task Force consisting of Nicole Gnesotto, Jean-Yves Haine, André Dumoulin, Jan Foghelin, Francois Heisbourg, William Hopkinson, Marc Otte, Tomas Ries, Lothar Rühl, Stefano Silvestri, Hans Bernhard Weisserth and Rob de Wijk. European Union Institute for Security Studies. May 2004: pp. 136. The New Global Security Agenda The New Northern Security Agenda. Strategic Yearbook 2003. Joint Yearbook edited by Finland's and Sweden's National Defence Colleges, Stockholm, December 2003: pp. 21-58. 2003 Faire face aux défis globaux Les Rélations Transatlantiques: De la tourmente à l'apaisement? Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques, Paris, Decembre 2003: pp. 63-68. 2002 European Threat Assessments Conference Proceedings Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, November 2002: pp. New Challenges to Security for the OSCE New Challenges for Security - OSCE Response. Conference Proceedings. Permanent Mission of Finland to the OSCE, Vienna, May 2002: pp. 2-6. 2001 Future Military Doctrines and Foreseeable Challenges OSCE Doctrine Seminar, Proceedings, Vienna, 13 June 2001: pp. 1998 War and the Return of History Tiede ja Ase, No. 56, Finland's Academy of Military Science, Helsinki, October 1998: pp. 106-158. Finland and the Post-modern Security Environment Northern Dimensions: Yearbook of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, June 1998: pp. 20-35. EUROPEAN SECURITY 2003 NATO After Prague (Editor, with Karoliina Honkanen.) ACF Occasional Papers, No. 2, Atlantic Council of Finland, Helsinki, January 2003: pp. 43. 2002 Drifting Apart? European Views of the Atlantic Relationship (Editor, with Joonas Sipilä.) DSDS Series 2, No. 17, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, NDC, Helsinki, September 2002: pp. 42. 2001 NATO Enlargment - A European View Centre Européen de Politique et Sécurité, Bruxelles, September 2001: pp. 9. 2000 Strategic Ambitions and the Political Context (with Francois Heisbourg and Alvaro Vasconcelos.) European Defence - Making it Work. WEU Institute for Security Studies, Paris, September 2000: pp. 13-32. NATO Tomorrow (Editor.) DSDS Series 2, No. 7, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, NDC, Helsinki, May 2000: pp. 54. Europas Säkerhetsvägskäl ("European Security Choices") Tidskrift I Sjöväsendet, No. 1, 2000, Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences, Stockholm, February 2000: pp. 31-44. Europa - Ryssland Gillebladet, No. 1, Helsingfors, February 2000: pp. 14-16. NORDIC SECURITY 2003 Sverige Igår - Gåtor, Kontroverser och Tack Föreningen FHS 1953-2003. (50th. Anniversary Publication of Swedish NDC.) Ed. By Erik Rossander, Svensk Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek, Stockholm, June 2003: pp. 65-79. 2002 Baltic Security, NATO and the EU (Editor with Karoliina Honkanen.) ACF Occasional Papers, No. 1, Atlantic Council of Finland, Helsinki, January 2002: pp. 108. 2001 Baltic Security - A View from Finland Tidskrift I Sjöväsendet, Nr. 3, 2001, Baltic Future 2001 - Conference Proceedings. Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences, Stockholm, October 2001: pp. 245-251. Sweden and Finland: Security Perceptions and Defence Policy (Editor.) DSDS Series 2, No. 13, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, NDC, Helsinki, August 2001: pp. 2000 The Visby Class and the New Nordic Security Environment Navy 2000 - Symposium Proceedings. Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences, Stockholm, November 2000: pp. 127-135. FINLAND’S SECURITY 2002 Activism and non-alignment: The Case of Finland Activism and (non)alignment. Ed. by Ann-Sofie Dahl and Norman Hillmer, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm December 2002: pp. 71-82. Kansanarmeijasta Paperiarmeijaksi? ("From People's Army to a Paper Army?") Suomen Sotilas, No. 8, Helsinki, August 2002: pp. 18-19. Finland's New Security Environment DSDS Series 2, No. 16, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, NDC, Helsinki, May 2002: pp. 19-26. 2001 The Atlantic Link - A View from Finland Yearbook of the National Defence College, Sweden, Stockholm, December 2001: pp. Finland - National, European or Atlantic Defence? DSDS Series 2, No. 13, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, NDC, Helsinki, August 2001: pp. 32-46. 2000 Finlands säkerhet I den postmoderna världen ("Finland's security in a postmodern world") Politicus, Åbo Akademi, Åbo, December 2000: pp. 4-11. Finland: The Case for NATO DSDS Series 2, No. 8, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, NDC, Helsinki, September 2000: pp. 75-94. 1999 Finland and NATO Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, National Defence College, Helsinki, November 1999: pp. 99. Lessons of the Winter War - yesterday and today Virtual Finland. Press and Information Department website, Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, October 1999: pp. 18. Finland's Journey to the West Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu, No. 2, 1999. (Journal of the National Defence College), National Defence College, Helsinki, June 1999: pp. 22-26. In from the Cold: Finland's Security Policy after the Cold War Debating Nordic Security. The Norwegian Atlantic Committee, Oslo, 26 February 1999: pp. 7-17. Dr. Tomas Ries is Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs since 1 January 2005. His main interest is the globalising security environment and its implications for security policy, and his objective is to focus the Institute to deal with this field. Between 1997-2004 he was Senior Researcher at the National Defence College of Finland, focussing on EU, NATO and globalisation. Between 1992- 1997 he was Director of the International Training Course in Geneva, Switzerland and Deputy Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Between 1986-1992 he worked as Researcher and then Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for Defence Studies in Oslo, Norway, focussing on nordic security and Soviet military interests in the north. Dr. Ries has written two books and over one-hundred articles and research studies. His personal interests include communing with nature and traditional Chinese culture.
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