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 america
13 Dec 2016
Rex Tillerson – one of the main Western proponents of closer cooperation with Russia in the petroleum sector – has been nominated as Secretary of State for the USA. That may have considerable geopolitical ripple effects.
2 Nov 2016
If Norway chooses to join the potential trade agreement between USA and the EU (TTIP), this will gain Norwegian economy considerably, according to a report on TTIP that was published on Wednesday.
Publications about north america
: NUPI Policy Brief
2016Despite the difficulty in making predictions about an incoming American administration even before the inaugural process has been completed, the first two months since the US elections in November 2016 have already generated a great deal of debate and concern, about uncharted new directions in US foreign...
- Publication : NUPI Report
- Publication : NUPI Policy Brief
Research projects about north america
2016 - 2019 (Ongoing)
We know little about the role of science and business actors in contemporary Arctic governance. This project seeks to address this gap
NUPI has, jointly with other research groups in Norway and abroad, analyzed the consequences for Norway of a free trade agreement between the EU and the USA (TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).
2015 - 2018 (Ongoing)
Developments in the last fifteen years have driven renewed interest in hegemonic-stability and power-transition theory. The persistence of US-centered primacy during the 1990s produced new arguments for...