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
16 Dec 2019
These were some of the questions raised when researchers from the NUPI-led Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) shared their insights in Washington, D.C. and New York.
2 Oct 2019
NUPI had the pleasure of hosting David H. Petraeus on 30. September. The four-star General (Ret) and former director of CIA shared his insights and prognosis for the geopolitical landscape ahead at the event entitled “Global Security Threats and Western Responses”.
Publications about North America
- Publication : Popular scientific article
2020In this policy note, we explore the nature, strength and tensions of the contemporary US-Central Eastern Europe relationship. We describe the expanding US-CEE ‘brotherhood in arms’: growing trade relations, intensified military cooperation, and rekindled diplomatic ties. Further, we unpack the striking...
: Popular scientific article
Research projects about North America
Photograph: Hedvig Antoinette Halgunset/Norwegian Armed Forces
2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
This project will generate concrete policy proposals, particularly in the maritime domain, and look at ways for the United States and Europe, and Norway in particular, to adapt their military division...
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
NUPI together with 40 partners from across the globe have established an international network to undertake research into the effectiveness of peace operations.
Photograph: NTB Scanpix
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will look deeper into the conservative New Right in countries such as Russia, the US, and Europe, examining in particular the alternative visions of Western civilisational order that these...