The task of the armed forces is to safeguard national security and defend the country against attacks.
Research at NUPI is engaged in developing ideas, theories and procedures for the armed forces, in Norway and abroad. We focus on combining the overarching issues of security policy with the practical and technical military challenges involved. NUPI works closely with military practitioners and academic scholars, internationally as well as domestically, seeking to bridge the gap between analyses on the political level and on the ground.
Some topics of NUPI research in the sphere of defence:
• maritime security
• new technology
• civilian–military relations
• irregular warfare.
News about defence
8 Sep 2017
Dr. Patrick Cullen (NUPI) presented key findings from his research on hybrid warfare.
23 Aug 2017
China has played a central role in Japanese identity-making for centuries - what of its role today? asks Wrenn Yennie Lindgren (NUPI) in a new article.
22 Jun 2017
Having encountered rough seas in recent years, the cooperation now seems to have entered smoother waters.
Publications about defence
- Publication : KRONIKK
2017A key task for intelligence oversight in democracies is to ensure that the intelligence services operate and carry out their mandated duties within the constraints of national and international law. As the control of the activities and methods of intelligence services necessarily involves a group of...
2017(Available in Norwegian only): USAs utenrikspolitikk og et militært potent Russland skaper uforutsigbare internasjonale rammevilkår. Både NATO og Norge har vendt «hjem» igjen både mentalt (forsvarsidentitet og trusselbilde) og fysisk (kollektiv sikkerhet og territorielt forsvar). Men nye internasjonale...
Research projects about defence
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
This project is going to look closer at Norway’s closest allies and partners in a new and more uncertain world.
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.
This projects will analyze Russian strategic communication on central European events of 2016 such as Brexit and the NATO summit in Warszaw.