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 : NUPI Policy Brief
2018The report shows that energy and defence in the Nordic-Baltic region are closely interrelated. During the Cold War, the energy cooperation of Western European countries with the USSR was seen as an element of strengthening the status quo and reducing the risk of conflict. In the new strategic situation,...
: NUPI Policy Brief
2018The UK’s departure from the European Union has given energy to the process towards ‘ever closer Union’ in the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Many policies and initiatives have been brought to the table in the aftermath of the referendum that created shock waves in Europe. This policy...
Research projects about defence
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How does technology help to change how we percieve the world and how to act in it?
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Poland, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these movements harbour,...
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
This project is going to look closer at Norway’s closest allies and partners in a new and more uncertain world.