The USA, as the world’s sole superpower, dominates the North American region. Today its financial hegemony is challenged by China and other Asian countries, with repercussions on international politics as well.
As a region, North America consists of 23 independent nations, as well as 13 British, French and Dutch territories and an autonomous part of Denmark (Greenland). Stretching from Canada and the USA in the north, to Mexico and Central America with the Caribbean in the south, it is dominated by the USA, which until now has been the world’s economic, military and political superpower.
The defence and security policies of the USA and NATO form the foundations of Norwegian security and foreign policy, and NUPI has a comprehensive research involvement in this connection. Another central theme is the recent US turn towards Asia – in economic and military matters – and what this may mean for Norway’s trans-Atlantic connections. Also important are questions of Europe and its relations to North America, not least as regards trade agreements.
Source: Store Norske Leksikon and NUPI.
News about north americaAll news about north america (total 12)
Publications about north america
: NUPI Policy Brief
2017The Trump Administration has adopted a more confrontational and transactional approach to burden-sharing in NATO. It has threatened to “moderate” its commitment to the Alliance unless the European members increase their defence spending (US Mission to NATO 2017), and contribute more to out-of-area operations....
Trump som trussel - USAs nye president er et betydelig usikkerhetsmoment i internasjonal politikk. Hvordan skal Norge håndtere det?2017Trump som trussel - USAs nye president er et betydelig usikkerhetsmoment i internasjonal politikk. Hvordan skal Norge håndtere det? Ingen vet hvilken utenrikspolitikk president Donald Trump vil føre, men det finnes i alle fall to hovedperspektiver: Det første perspektivet er at Trump vil være en formidabel...
2017I slutten av denne uka møter USAs president Donald Trump Russlands president Vladimir Putin for første gang. Møtet skal skje på sidelinjen av G20-møtet i Hamburg, hvor statsledere for verdens ledende økonomier skal diskutere blant annet klimaendringer, frihandel og kamp mot terrorisme. Både Trump og...
Research projects about north america
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
This project is going to look closer at Norway’s closest allies and partners in a new and more uncertain world.
2017 - 2021 (Ongoing)
EMPRISE studies the role of the importance of power at sea for the formation of empires and states from 1500-1856.
The main aim of this collaborative project (PISM and NUPI) is to map the Polish and Norwegian approaches towards various types of security related challenges in the European and regional context.