Resilience in the age of crises

Security policy  NATO  Foreign policy  Europe  Pandemics  International organizations  The EU
Written by

Mathilde Tomine Eriksdatter Giske

Former employee


This research paper examines the concept 'resilience' as a response to the constantly changing environments and turbulence of the world. While resilience is used by several international organisations and nation states, there is still a lack of consensus regarding what the concept really means – it denotes both resisting change and being willing to adapt at the same time. This paper offers some clarity and argues that a temporal dimension is needed when applying the concept of resilience.