Since its establishment in 1949, NATO has been the cornerstone of Norwegian security and defence policy.
During the Cold War, collective defence under Article 5 of the Treaty was the primary function of the Alliance – as a response to Soviet and Warsaw Pact military postures. With the end of the Cold War in 1989, NATO began restructuring itself towards the conduct of peace support operations and other forms of crisis management operations in the Balkans, the Horn of Africa and elsewhere. The ISAF operation (2003–2014) in Afghanistan became the biggest ever, and included numerous non-NATO partner countries. Following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and engagement in Ukraine in 2014, NATO has renewed its emphasis on collective defence. However, the organization is struggling internally after years of massive defence cuts in Europe, leaving the USA to carry over 70% of the total budget. Research at NUPI follows developments in NATO as well as in various member states, among them the USA, France and Poland.
News about nato
8 Sep 2017
Dr. Patrick Cullen (NUPI) presented key findings from his research on hybrid warfare.
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’.
22 Jun 2017
Having encountered rough seas in recent years, the cooperation now seems to have entered smoother waters.
Publications about nato
Need to have or nice to have? Nordic cooperation, NATO and the EU in Norwegian foreign, security and defence policy2018Nordic-ness and Nordic values clearly are embedded in Norway's conception of its foreign policy role. Nordic cooperation is also important for seeking information about EU policies for non-EU country Norway. While supporting and participating in Nordic Defence Cooperation, Norway's NATO-membership...
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Research projects about nato
2018 - 2020 (Ongoing)
How does technology help to change how we percieve the world and how to act in it?
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2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Europe, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these movements harbour,...
2017 - 2018 (Ongoing)
Which tools to politicians in the Nordic countries have available to them in a more challenging geopolitical sphere?