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
13 May 2022
On the 21 of March 2022, the Council of the EU adopted a Strategic Compass, a roadmap for the EU to become a stronger security and defence actor. But what does this really mean, and does it change the EUs role as a security actor in any significant way?
24 Mar 2022
The World Stage had a chance to talk to NATO General Jörg Vollmer and Lieutenant General Yngve Odlo about the challenges that Russia represents in the Baltic and High North Regions, and how NATO and Norway can best respond.
Navigating High-Profile and Low Availability: Norway and the Emerging US Maritime-Strategic Approach26 Jan 2022
- Amund Nørstrud Lundesgaard
Despite an increase in US naval presence on NATO’s Northern Flank, their availability for reinforcing the region is low, according to a new policy brief.
Publications about defence
2022In mid-May, a number of clarifications will take place in both of our neighboring countries that could lead to a joint announcement of the desired NATO membership. If Finland and Sweden submit a formal NATO application, it will trigger a two-part process. The security guarantee in Article V of the...
2022The military response has been the main focus to address the multidimensional crisis that the Sahel has been going through since 2012. However, it is equally important to look at the internal security forces' role in addressing insecurity. In this regard, Burkina Faso represents a particularly interesting...
- Niagalé Bagayoko
- Mahamoudou Savadogo
: Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Research projects about defence
2022 - 2024 (Ongoing)
Our times are shaped by developments in geopolitical power dynamics, fast-paced technological development and climate change. In this research program NUPI analyses how these developments change the security...
2022 - 2023 (Ongoing)
This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030.
Photograph: NTB Scanpix
Understanding and Strenthening EU Foreign & Security Poliocy in a Complex and Contested World (JOINT)2021 (Ongoing)
The JOINT project analyses these dynamics while addressing the question of how the EU and its member states can make their foreign and security policy structures more joined-up and sustainable.