Norwegian foreign policy
The study of Norwegian foreign policy examines how representatives of Norway work in relation to other international actors, and the effects of their actions.
Alliances and participation in international organizations are important elements of Norway’s foreign policy. In studying foreign policy, it is essential to understand the various actors involved, like government ministries, political parties, voluntary organizations and NGOs and individuals, as well as relations among the various actors. Norway’s foreign policy is often closely connected to its development assistance policy, but delimitation here is difficult since foreign policy is inextricably linked to international economics and international development.
Among research topics on this field at NUPI we may mention:
- How to understand Norway’s place in the world of nations?
- How does the Norwegian state go about gaining popular support for its foreign policy?
- - and what are the effects?
News about norwegian foreign policy
6 Jul 2017
Today, the G20 summit is being held in Hamburg. The power of the G20 as an arena for shaping global governance represents both a challenge and an opportunity for Norway.
5 Jul 2017
This is what NUPI researchers Nina Græger and Wrenn Yennie Lindgren have taken a closer look at in the chapter ‘The Challenges and Dynamics of Alliance Policies: Norway, NATO and the High North’.
Publications about norwegian foreign policy
- Publication : ARTIKKEL
2017By leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom withdraws from all EU international commitments. The disentanglement of the UK from the EU, Brexit, will thus affect third states and organisations with which the EU entertains relations. Norway will be no exception, particularly in view of the many agreements...
Research projects about norwegian foreign policy
2017 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The concept of partnership is central to the organisation of international development aid. This project will study the concept of partnership in theory and practice.
This project will conduct a review of Norwegian bilateral defence cooperation with the other Nordics, and in particular Norwegian-Swedish defence cooperation.
Upholding the NATO cyber pledge: What does cyber deterrence and cyber resilience mean for NATO and Norway?2017 (Ongoing)
The aim of this project is to explore how and to what extent deterrence works in cyberspace or whether a focus on resilience as the new strategic logic is the way forward.