Oscar Jonsson is a scholar of strategy, emerging technology, and Russia who is the founder of Phronesis Analysis and Researcher at Swedish Defence University. His background is that he has ten years of experience working in academia, armed forces leadership, and think-tanks, including 2,5 years of management in the knowledge sector.
Oscar Jonsson’s research focuses on Russia and contemporary warfare, such as cyber, (dis)information, political subversion, as well as strategy, geopolitical risk, and international law. He is the author of The Russian Understanding of War (2019) and has substantial media experience from TV and printed press. Oscar Jonsson is also a frequent public speaker on security, strategy, and Russia, as well as geopolitics and technology.
Oscar Jonsson was earlier directing the CGC which is a research center with nine research programs on the political and economic impact from emerging technologies. This included directing programs on The New Digital Domain, European Tech Insights, and the Future of Higher Education. He is currently the research director at the CGC leading the work on geopolitics and technology.
Oscar Jonsson holds a Ph.D. and an MA from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He has also been a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in California 2016-2017. Oscar has teaching experience from running BA courses on strategic analysis and warfare in the digital age, as well as guest-lecturing on MA courses on international relations and security studies.