In its threat assessment, the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service says that Russia and China use all possible means to achieve their goals.
“The threat situation against Norwegian interests and Norway is increasingly complex, and Russia and China are the main threat actors,” the Armed Forces’ Intelligence Service wrote in its threat assessment, which was presented on Friday.
The report states that the relationship between the two great powers and the West has deteriorated recently. It notes that the two states’ actions show that they are willing to use all possible means to support their goals.
“This includes everything from military pressure and economic instruments to intelligence operations, trade agreements, technology development, and influence – what we refer to as the complex use of instruments. That makes it challenging to distinguish illegal and unwanted activity from legitimate activity. The effect of other instruments is exacerbated by the threat of military power,” Intelligence Service warns.
The increasing rivalry of great powers also means that smaller states, such as Norway, are constantly required to take a stand on international conflict issues, the report notes.
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