Benjamin Schaller
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Benjamin Schaller
Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Tromsø

Benjamin Schaller


  • Schaller, Benjamin. No Fair-Weather Instrument: The Need to Rethink Military Confidence Building in Europe. Nomos 2020 ISBN 978-3-8487-7830-0.s doi: 10.5771/9783748922339-07.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. The Non-Arctic Dimension of Military Security—Russia and the West Between Regional Cooperation and Geopolitical Confrontation. Springer 2020 (.) ISBN 9783030450052. ISSN 2662-9429.s 323 - 342.s doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-45005-2_19.
  • Schaller, Benjamin; Sam-Aggrey, Horatio Godfrey. NATO, the OSCE, and the Arctic region: European security organizations and the High North. Routledge 2020 ISBN 978-1-138-22799-6.s 348 - 361.s doi: 10.4324/9781315265797.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Back to the Future? Revisiting Military Confidence-Building in Europe. S+F. Sicherheit und Frieden. Security and Peace 2018; Volum 36 (3). ISSN 0175-274X.s 115 - 120.s doi: 10.5771/0175-274X-2018-3-115.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Defusing the Discourse on “Arctic War” - The Merits of Military Transparency and Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in the Arctic Region. Nomos 2017 ISBN 978-3-8487-4786-3.s 213 - 226.s doi: 10.5771/9783845290423-213.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. The Arctic Security Community: Proving Ground or Sub-Plot of a Tensed European Security Environment?. The Arctic Yearbook 2015; Volum 4. ISSN 2298-2418.s 345 - 364.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Confidence- and Security-Building Measures in the Arctic. The Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe as a Role Model for the Area?. The Arctic Yearbook 2014; Volum 3. ISSN 2298-2418.s 434 - 452.
  • Schaller, Benjamin; Magnéli, Martin; Lundin, Maria. Written in Stone? - The perils and prospects of power sharing. New Routes 2013; Volum 18 (3). ISSN 1403-3755.s 17 - 19.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Strengthening the Role of the OSCE in Times of Increased Tensions and Emerging Crisis Situations. Strategic Security Analysis 2021 (14).
  • Schaller, Benjamin. An Arctic Forum for Security Co-Operation?. The Arctic Yearbook 2016; Volum 5. ISSN 2298-2418.s 437 - 439.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Deconstructing the Narrative of Arctic War. Arctic in Context - World Policy Journal 2016.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. The Unpredictable Russian Bear Flexes Its Muscles. News Deeply 2016.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Das Narrativ vom Krieg in der Arktis. Ostseegespräche of the Research Group for Northern European Politics (FOR:N) 2016-03-08 - 2016-03-08 2016.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBMs) as a Tool of Structural Conflict Prevention - Military Co-Operation and Inter-Personal Contacts as Facilitators of a Changing Arctic Security Environment?. Research Colloquium of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) 2016-02-10 - 2016-02-10 2016.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Conventional Arms Control and Confidence and Security Building Measures in the OSCE Area. Guest Seminar for the Master in Peace and Security Studies 2015-12-12 - 2015-12-13 2015.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. The Arctic Security Community: A Proving Ground for Restoring Confidence and Mutual Trust in a Tensed European Security Environment?. European Peace Research Association (EuPRA) 2015: The Framing of Europe 2015-09-02 - 2015-09-04 2015.
  • Schaller, Benjamin. Presentation of PhD-project: "Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs) as a Tool of Structural Conflict Prevention" and seminar moderator for students on Master-level. International school "Conflicts, borders and peace in Northern Europe" 2014-11-21 - 2014-11-25 2014.
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    Research interests

    Arctic Security, Confidence- and Security-Building Measures (CSBMs), Arms Control, Military Co-Operation and Exercises, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), NATO-Russia relations, Security Communities and Conflict Prevention.

    PhD Project: Trust and Distrust in Defence & Security Politics - A Multi-Level Analysis of the Defence and Security Relations between Norway, Sweden, Canada and Russia (See here)


    Master Level:

    • Lecturer in SVF-3021 Integrated Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Lecturer in SVF-3024 Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation
    • Previous Seminar Leader in SVF-3021, SVF-3024

    Bachelor Level:

    • Lecturerer in SVF-2058 Critical Approaches to Peace and Conflict Studies


    Professional Experience:

    • German Federal Foreign Office - Desk Officer for Conventional Arms Control and Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM) during the German OSCE chairmanship 2016 (2015-2017).


    • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Political Sciences – Specialization in Peace & Conflict Studies at the Department of Peace & Conflict Research (DPCR) at Uppsala University, Sweden (2012-2014).
    • Magister Artium (M.A.) in Political Sciences (1st Major) and Media Sciences (2nd Major) at the University of Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (2007-2012).