Karl Sörenson

Contact information

  • E-mail

    Karl.Sorenson [at] fhs.se
  • Phone

    +46 8-55342896

Postal address

Box 27805
115 93 Stockholm

Visiting address

Drottning Kristinas väg 37
Stockholm

Presentation

Karl Sörenson is a PhD-candidate at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Division of Philosophy and the Swedish National Defence University (FHS), Department of Military Studies, his thesis explores deterrence from a game- and decision theoretic perspective. Before his current position, Mr. Sörenson worked as a senior analyst at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI). where he headed the Africa Team. The team's task was to monitor the security political developments on the continent, provide pre-deployment analysis and evaluate ongoing and terminated military operations.

Mr. Sörenson holds a Master in Philosophy from Sorbonne University and a Master of Science in Computer and Systems Sciences from Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). During his time in France Mr. Sörenson worked for the Swedish Institute (SI) with culture and French- Swedish relations.

Current research

Sörenson, K. 2017. "Comparable Deterrence – Target, Criteria and Purpose", Defence Studies, Vol. 17, Issue. 2

Axelsson, J., Sörenson, K. och Ångström, J. 2016. "Strategisk teoris bidrag till förståelse av svensk säkerhets- och försvarspolitik" Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, Vol. 118, No. 4:445-470

Book report, "Strategie Maritime au XXIème siècle - L'apport de l'amiral Castex" Tidskrift i Sjöväsendet

Liwång, H., Sörenson K. and Österman C. 2015. "Ship security challenges in high-risk areas: manageable or insurmountable?" WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs Vol. 14, Issue 3

Publications

Articles and book chapters

Sörenson, K. 2017. "Comparable Deterrence – Target, Criteria and Purpose", Defence Studies, Vol. 17, Issue. 2

Axelsson, J., Sörenson, K. och Ångström, J. 2016. "Strategisk teoris bidrag till förståelse av svensk säkerhets- och försvarspolitik" Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, Vol. 118, No. 4:445-470

Liwång, H., Sörenson K. and Österman C. 2015. "Ship security challenges in high-risk areas: manageable or insurmountable?" WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs Vol. 14, Issue 3

Sörenson, K. and Damidez, N. 2014. "Fragments of an Army – three aspects of the Libya collapse" book chapter from The NATO Intervention in Libya – Lessons Learned from the campaign Ed. K. Engelbrekt, M. Mohlin, C. Wagnsson, Routledge

Sörenson, K. and Widen J.J. 2014. "Irregular Warfare and Tactical Change - The Case of the Somali Piracy" Terrorism and Political Violence, Routledge, Vol. 26, Issue 3

Sorenson, K. 2010. « Entre Nostalgie et Institutionalsime – La Suède en Afrique » Nordique numéro 20.

Norell, M. and Sörenson K. 2010 "Islamism in Scandinavia", in Guide to Islamist Movements, Ed. Barry Rubin, M.E. Sharp Inc.

Presentations/Conferences

Strategic Risk Appraisal presented at ISSS-ISAC's annual conference, Notre Dame, USA, 2016

Africa in the Indian Ocean, Discussant, Foreign Political Institute (UI), Stockholm 2016

4th Lund Conference on Games, Interactions, Reasoning, Learning and Semantics, Chair, Lund 2016

Capable and Credible Deterrence presented at the ISAC-ISSS conference in Spirngfield, Massachusetts, USA 2015

Deterrence models and their Targets presented at the ISAC-ISSS conference in Austin, USA 2014

Irregular Warfare and Tactical Change - The Case of Somali Piracy presented by konferensen Persistant Piracy, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm 2011

Economics of Maritime Piracy presented at the Adam Smith Seminiars, Hamburg Universitet, Hamburg 2010

The Emergence of an Economic Equilibrium in the Gulf of Aden? presented at the Harvard Kennedy School of Governance, Boston 2009

Continuity of Maritime Operations - A Political Solution for Somalia, speaker EU-Parlamentet, Bryssel 2009

Book reviews

Sörenson, K. 2015. "Strategie Maritime au XXIème siècle - L'apport de l'amiral Castex" Tidskrift i Sjöväsendet

Sörenson, K. 2013."Somali Piracy and Terrorism" bokrecenssion i e-international relations

Sörenson, K. 2012. "Alla tiders pirater", book report in Swedish, Forum Navale

Reports and Studies

Sorenson, K. 2013. « Les défis stratégiques africaines : exploration des raciness de la conflictualité en Afrique de l'Est– Introduction » sous la direction de A. Gnanguênon, Etude de l'IRSEM numéro 24-2013

Sörenson, K. 2011. "Wrong Hands on Deck? Combating Piracy and Building Maratime Security" FOI-R-3228--SE

Sörenson, K. and Damidez N. 2009. "To Have and Have Not – A Study on the North African Regional Capability", FOI-R--2830--SE användarrapport

Sörenson K. och MacDermott, J. 2009. "Afrikansk säkerhet ur ett 20-års perspektiv", FOI-R--2897--SE, underlagsrapport

Sörenson K., Friedman, N., Grove E., Codner M., Dalsjö, R. and Willet L. 2008. "The Naval Puzzle – Six perspectives on Naval Strategy", FOI-R--2655--SE underlagsrapport

Sörenson K. 2008. "Sate Failure on the High Seas – Reviewing the Somali Piracy" FOI-R--2610--SE användarrapport (Ed. För samtliga FOI Somali papers)

Sörenson, K. 2008. "Beyond Francafrique – The foundation, reorientation and reorganisation of France's Africa politics" FOI-R--2553--SE användarrapport

Sörenson K. and Damidez, N. 2007. "Afrikanska utmaningar – Perspektiv på FN :s, AU :s och EU:skontraterrorism arbete", FOI-R--2487--SE användarrapport